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The Song Remembers When: Scotty McCreery – “Five More Minutes”

We take you behind the scenes and explore the making of one of our favorite tunes with The Song Remembers When…

Scotty McCreery landed his first career Billboard chart-topper back in March with “Five More Minutes.” It’s a personal song that he co-wrote with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell shortly after the passing of his grandfather in January of 2015.

And, Scotty felt so strongly about the song that he sent out a tweet saying that he had just written his favorite song. But, it wasn’t until he performed it live on the Opry a year later and got a standing ovation that he knew others felt the same way. The song talks about Scotty’s time with his grandfather and all the things they would do together, so it was pretty true to his own life although he knew others could relate.

When he released it to radio, Scotty was without a record deal and was a bit nervous about the songs chances for success. I think he probably breathed a sigh of relief when he saw the reaction from fans and radio.

Well, Scotty signed a new record deal, and the song became the lead single off his album Seasons Change. It not only went to number one, but it sold over a million copies.

Here’s The Song Remembers When – Scotty McCreery and “Five More Minutes.”


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