Fans fell in love with Scotty McCreery’s autobiographical single, “Five More Minutes” when he first performed the song on the Grand Ole Opry stage in 2016. The long awaited release is finally here – McCreery released the studio version to digital retailers on 5/5, saying, “It’s been a long time coming.”
“We wrote this thing back in February of 2015, it’s been on YouTube for almost year. I’ve been wanting this thing out for a long time now. I’m just excited,” McCreery told us in our exclusive interview.
McCreery co-wrote the song with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, recalling the writing process to be a “healing one.” He had recently lost his grandfather at the time, and went into the process thinking of the things he wish he had said to him.
Scotty’s favorite lyrics in the song?
At eighteen turned my helmet in and walked to the fifty yard line
It’s just the coach and me after we lost eighteen to nine
And I cried man next time to get in here I’ll have to buy a ticket
Can’t you give me five more minutes
Though he played baseball and not football, the lyrics have a special place in McCreery’s heart as he says it reminds him of the feeling of throwing his last pitch in a high school baseball game.
What does 2017 have in store for Scotty McCreery?
“My biggest goal is to enjoy it. 2016 wasn’t the most fun year that I’ve had in this career. So I just wanna take a step back and take it all in and enjoy it. Hopefully, “Five More Minutes” does it’s thing and folks enjoy it and it goes all the way to number one. But either way, I just wanna have fun with it all. Just sing country music and get to see the fans on the road, and just enjoy it.”
Take a listen to Scotty’s new single, “Five More Minutes” below!