For any artist, earning a No. 1 means the world. In Scotty McCreery’s case, the accomplishment meant even more because of how personal his hit single was to his heart.
Dedicating the track to his grandfather as well as many other beloved memories from his childhood, McCreery never imagined in a million years that “Five More Minutes” would earn him a No. 1 on the charts. Although it took hard work and the push from his team for radio, he finally got his dream come true in an even more meaningful light than many singers can say for their own careers.
“There was a time I thought this song would never see the light of day,” McCreery admitted. “Seeing this song, inspired by my Granddaddy Bill, go Gold and then become my first number one means the world to me! After writing it with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, I tweeted out that ‘I think I just wrote my favorite song I’ve ever written,’ and that still holds true today. Thank you to my fans, country radio, Triple 8 Management, Triple Tigers Records, my band and crew, and everyone on my team. A big thank you to Bobby Bones for bringing national attention to the song. Gabi and I have been celebrating all day!”
As for his next move, McCreery will send Seasons Change out to fans as a glimpse at his life over the past few years through song. Each track listed, in which the singer helped a great deal with in the creative process, feature some sort of inspiration that McCreery has dealt with hands-on. From getting engaged to his high school sweetheart to experiencing the loss of a loved one, the North Carolina native will open up about the highs and lows throughout the record.
McCreery’s next album, Seasons Change, will come out on March 16.