"Out of Summertime" (CD Single)

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Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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More clean, tween-friendly country from Idol winner.

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Positive Messages

A sweet, endearing message about innocent puppy love.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Describes two young people respectfully enjoying each other's company at a county fair.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Out of Summertime" is another clean country track from the 2011 American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery. The song offers no explicit language or other questionable content, simply describing two young teens who hit it off at a county fair but end up drifting apart when they go off to college. It's a classic puppy love song that young audiences will relate to.

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Kid, 11 years old June 29, 2011

i love u scotty

i love scotty mccreery i watch every episode of america idol and i voted for him a millions and thousands times i love him so much
Kid, 11 years old June 21, 2011


Scotty McCreery is a 17 year old boy, from North Carolina. He sings country music, and won American Idol in late May. He sings Out Of Summertime, and his song i... Continue reading

What's the story?

"OUT OF SUMMERTIME" is the second wholesome song from Scotty McCreedy, the velvet-toned country crooner who took the 2011 American Idol crown. Just like his debut single, "I Love You This Big," this second track is a wholesome, sweet ode to young love that contains no questionable adult content or language. Though the song's resolution is somewhat bittersweet -- McCreedy parts with the object of his affection as both grow older and move on with their lives -- it's a perfectly acceptable choice for all of the Idol champ's young fans.

Is it any good?

McCreedy's great pipes once again shine through on this tune, backed by the slide guitar and country arrangements that are the hallmarks of the country sound. Though the song likely won't go down in the record books, it's sure to get plenty of airplay on the country radio waves.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the plusses and minuses of trying to make a young romance last -- even when kids go off to college. What are some of the challenges involved in a long-distance relationship?

  • Describe some of the dating challenges that a rising star like Scotty McCreedy might experience.

Music details

  • Artist: Scotty McCreery
  • Release date: June 4, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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