Scotty McCreery Celebrates Double Platinum RIAA Status

Pictured (L-R): Scott Stem (McCreery’s Manager, Triple 8 Management), Norbert Nix (GM and Partner, Triple Tigers Records), Scotty McCreery and George Couri (McCreery’s Manager; Partner, Triple 8 Management; and Partner, Triple Tigers Records). Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Scotty McCreery is celebrating his latest RIAA certification, as his song “Five More Minutes” has been certified double Platinum for more than two million units in sales.

The song, which McCreery co-wrote alongside Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, was the lead single from McCreery’s album Seasons Change, and topped both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart and the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

“I have believed in this song since the day I wrote it with Frank and Monty, and I am thrilled that the fans have believed in it as well,” said McCreery. “This song was inspired by the passing of my grandfather, and I feel him with me every time I sing it. As I’ve said many times, it is my favorite song I’ve ever written. Thanks to Triple 8 Management, Triple Tigers Records and all my team for working so hard with me.”

Back in 2017, “Five More Minutes” became the first country song ever to reach the Top 50 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles chart without being released by a record label. McCreery soon inked a deal with Triple Tigers Records, and the song became a No. 1 hit in February 2018. “Five More Minutes” earned McCreery a BMI Award and was named one of the “Top Ten Songs We Wish We’d Written” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s professional membership.

McCreery has earned a string of RIAA gold and platinum honors, including a platinum album (Clear As Day) and a gold album (Christmas With Scotty McCreery).



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