I”’ve been doing this now for twelve years, and this is the largest add week I’ve ever had and it’s the first time I’ve had the most added song on my first week,” McCreery shared in response to the news.
Scotty McCreery’s latest single, “Cab In A Solo,” made a major impact at Country radio on Monday (Aug. 21).
Impacts Country Radio In A Big Way
“Cab In A Solo,” which officially impacted Country radio today, accumulated a staggering 120 first-week adds from radio stations spanning the United States.
The track received the most first-week adds of McCreery’s career as well as the largest first week for his label Triple Tigers and the third biggest add day of the year.
Released to streaming platforms on Friday (Aug. 18), ”Cab In A Solo” will appear on McCreery’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-announced new album.
The overwhelming response from the radio community not only highlights the song’s instant appeal but also underscores Scotty McCreery’s ongoing ability to captivate audiences.
Upon hearing the news, the 29-year-old singer/songwriter quickly reacted to the milestone.
“Wow! I’ve been doing this now for twelve years, and this is the largest add week I’ve ever had and it’s the first time I’ve had the most added song on my first week,” McCreery shared in a statement. “Thank you country radio for all your support both now and through the years, and thanks to the Triple Tigers promotion team. I’ll be drinking cab in a solo tonight!”
On The Radio For The First Time
Although McCreery has previously found success at Country radio, he expresses gratitude each time he returns to the airwaves. On release day, McCreery was driving in his car when he heard his new song on the radio for the first time and admitted that hearing himself on the radio never “gets old.”
“Hearing my song for the first time on the radio never gets old! Thanks for playing it @98wsix@iheartcountry,” McCreery captioned the clip.
Co-written by The North Carolina native alongside Brent Anderson and Frank Rogers, the tune came to fruition during a writing retreat in his home state.
“I brought several of my writer buddies to the mountains of North Carolina for a few days to write songs, and that’s where ‘Cab in a Solo’ was born,” McCreery recalled in a press release. “This song is pure country. I’m excited to share it with everyone.”
The track is a heartbreak anthem that tells the story of a man who witnesses his ex moving on with someone new after a failed attempt to win her over once again.
“Sittin’ here, I can’t believe what I just saw / Couple shadows kissin’ on the bedroom wall / It’s lookin’ like my plan didn’t work out at all / Heartbreak turned into broke up / So now I’m findin’ out how a heartbreak taste / With a Silver Oak, 1998 / Drinkin’ cab in a solo / Solo in the cab of my truck,” he sings on the chorus.
Follows A String Of Hits
“Cab In A Solo” comes after McCreery’s six consecutive hits, which include “It Matters To Her,” “Damn Strait,” “You Time,” “Five More Minutes,” “This Is It” and “In Between.”
The tune serves as a taste of what’s to come from McCreery’s upcoming new album, which he recently opened up about in an interview with Audacy’s Katie Neal.
“It’s Country. Our steel guitar player, Mike Johnson, got in the studio with us, and he’s like, ‘Man, I actually get to play Country music this week!’ He was lovin’ it, and I love singing that stuff, so hopefully folks are ready for a good dose of country music,” he told Neal of the upcoming new project.
While Scotty McCreery hasn’t yet shared a release date for the project, he did admit that he hopes for it to be released in early 2024.
“We’ll have a new song out on the radio here, I’d say in the next month or so,” McCreery revealed. “And then a new album early next year, is probably what I think. But we’re working hard on it, and hopefully folks enjoy it when it finally gets here.”
McCreery will soon be honored in North Carolina when he is inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Betty Davis, Bill “Fatback” Curtis, Fetchin Bones, George Beverly Shea, and Loudon Wainwright III will also be inducted at the ceremony, which will take place on October 19, 2023 at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center in Mooresville, NC.
“Anyone that knows me knows how proud I am to be from North Carolina,” McCreery said in a release. “It is an honor to be recognized by the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and included with this great 2023 class of artists. It’s also a bit surreal knowing I will be joining some of my musical heroes who are already in the Hall, such as Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Daniels, and James Taylor, as well as friends like Eric Church and Kellie Pickler. I am truly thankful.”
On Tour Now
Scotty McCreery recently wrapped up his time on tour with Brooks & Dunn. This fall, he’s slated to headline several concerts as well as appear at a number of fairs and festivals. His next scheduled tour date is set for August 23 at the Appalachian Fair.
Additionally, Scotty McCreery will also return to the Grand Ole Opry on September 14 to perform as part of Opry Country Classics as well as on December 3 as part of Opry Country Christmas.