Scotty McCreery has reached new heights with a few of his hits as “Five More Minutes,” the first of his five consecutive No. 1 singles, has achieved RIAA triple-Platinum status, and “Damn Strait,” the most recent of his back-to-back hits, has gone Platinum.
“I’ve always said that ‘Five More Minutes’ is my favorite song I’ve ever written. For it to become my first triple-Platinum single means it has really connected with the fans, and as a songwriter that’s what you hope for,” says McCreery. “‘Damn Strait’ is one of the most fun songs I get to sing live each night. I’m excited to see the success of both of these songs recognized by the fans and the RIAA.”
Written by the artist alongside Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, “Five More Minutes” earned McCreery one of five BMI Awards for writing one of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year, and inspired two popular Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Network holiday movies. “Damn Strait,” the second single from McCreery’s latest album Same Truck, was written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, and spent three weeks at the top of both the Mediabase and Billboard charts, and was named one of the 10 Best Country Songs of 2022 by Billboard.
McCreery’s current and fastest rising single of his career, “It Matters to Her,” which he co-wrote with Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, continues its climb in the top five on the Mediabase chart as well as top seven on the Billboard chart.
Earlier this month, McCreery surprised fans with the new track “Why She Gotta Be Like That” featuring Colombian singer-songwriter Gusi. The North Carolina native discovered the Latin sensation on social media performing his song “Why You Gotta Be Like That” and was struck with the idea for a duet between the two featuring both Spanish and English verses.