Scotty McCreery surprised fans yesterday (Thursday, May 4th) by releasing a new digital track called “Why She Gotta Be Like That” featuring Colombian singer/songwriter GUSI. Scotty discovered GUSI on social media performing his song “Why You Gotta Be Like That” and was struck with the idea for a duet between the two featuring both Spanish and English verses. The duet's video was also released yesterday.
Scotty, who is one quarter Puerto Rican, said, “I’ve always thought it would be fun to bring the Latin part of my heritage into some of my music. I met GUSI after hearing him perform ‘Why You Gotta Be Like That’ on Instagram. It is always flattering to have someone cover one of your songs, and he’s so talented so I asked him if he would want to bring some Latin flavor to the track. He brought so much to it. It was so much fun to do a new take on this song as a duet with GUSI, so we decided to call this version ‘Why She Gotta Be Like That.'”
GUSI said, “I am very grateful to Scotty and his team for inviting me to participate in this song. For me it gives me pride to collaborate with him, since I admire his music a lot. Additionally I have grown up listening to country music and recording this song with this great performer was more than I imagined.”
The original version of “Why You Gotta Be Like That” is included on Scotty’s Same Truck: The Deluxe Album.
His current single, “It Matters to Her,” is Top 10-and-climbing on the country charts.