Scotty McCreery is gearing up for his "Southern Belle" video by giving fans a look behind the scenes.

In the short clip, the director promises the full video to be "very dramatic," with McCreery explaining it's an edgier look at him. We soon see that the singer is surrounded by cheerleaders and marching band members. Cheer squads from Nashville's Belmont and Lipscomb University, as well as the Vanderbilt University Spirit of Gold Marching Band were selected to be part of the music video.

"Obviously they are pretty girls and all that, but what was really important to me was showcasing the strong aspect of those girls and their athleticism," McCreery tells Rare Country. "I just wanted to showcase strong ladies and strong women and this music video was a great way to do that."

"Southern Belle" was produced by Frank Rogers and written by Sean McConnell and Jason Saenz. It is the lead single off McCreery’s forthcoming third album.

Last month, McCreery announced the release of his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream. It will tell the story of his life from imitating Elvis as a kid to winning Season 10 of American Idol.

"God gave me a voice and America gave me a chance," McCreery says in a press release. "This book is about those two things."

Scotty McCreery's "Southern Belle" video impacts Monday (Nov. 9).

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