Scotty McCreery’s hard work has payed off in a big way as the 23-year-old has signed a new record deal with Triple Tigers Records/Sony Music Entertainment. The exciting news was revealed Tuesday (Aug. 15) in a press release shared to McCreery’s Facebook page.
“I’m very excited to become part of the Triple Tigers/Sony Music Entertainment family,” shared McCreery. “They believe in me and my music, they work hard, and for being a brand new company, they are already succeeding. I am fired up to see what we can achieve together.”
“We are very proud to represent Scotty McCreery,” added Triple Tigers Records General Manager Norbert Nix. “He is an absolute pro and an artist of great integrity. We were blown away when we heard ‘Five More Minutes’ and are looking forward to representing Scotty’s new music to his millions of fans.”
McCreery parted ways with his longtime label, Mercury Nashville/Interscope, in February 2016 after signing with them in 2011. During his time there, the singer released two studio albums and one Christmas album.
The departure hardly slowed McCreery down as he went on to write and release a book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, and debut the heart-wrenching single, “Five More Minutes.” The track, an homage to McCreery’s late grandfathers, is the first song to chart on the Country Aircheck / Mediabase Top 50 without a record label.
“‘Five More Minutes’ is such a personal song for me and it feels like it’s become very personal for the radio listeners and concert audiences as well,” he said. “To learn that it made chart history is mind-blowing. I’m proud of all the hard work that my team and I have done on our own, and I cannot wait to see what we are able to achieve working with my new family at Triple Tigers Records.”
No word yet on when Scotty McCreery will release more new music.