Scotty McCreery Announces ‘Rise and Fall’ Album, Release of ‘Slow Dance’

A new album is coming from Scotty McCreery! After teasing it for several months, the 30-year-old announces the release of Rise and Fall album, out in May.

“So I first teased this song, ‘Slow Dance,’ back in November, and you guys have been asking, ‘When is it coming out?’ on every post since then,” McCreery said in a video shared on social media. “Well the answer is, ‘Slow Dance’ is coming out tonight, at midnight. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.

“But wait, there’s more,” he added. “I also have a new album called Rise and Fall, coming out on May 10, and you can also pre-order that tonight at midnight. So, can’t wait for y’all to hear the new music. Hope you love it. See you on the road.”

McCreery has a Top 15 hit with “Cab In A Solo,” the debut single from the record. The song, which McCreery released in August, was written by him, along with Brent Anderson and Frank Rogers.

“‘Cab In A Solo’ was a fun one. It was actually the first time I had ever taken some buddies up to the mountains of North Carolina, one of my favorite places,” McCreery told iHeartCountry. “We all just hung out at the place. We were on the back porch, around the fireplace. Brent Anderson came in with this idea. He had a little bit of a work tape going on it.

“I just love how country that is,” he added. “Love the storytelling, the heartbreak, the turn on the words. I just fell in love instantly, and we sat down with a bunch of guitars and wrote that in no time.”

In January, McCreery released “Can’t Pass The Bar,” a song inspired by his love of a specific decade in country music.

“I grew up loving ’90s country music, specifically the barn-burning country music songs,” McCreery said when the song was released, citing John Michael Montgomery‘s “Sold” and Garth Brooks‘ “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up).” “So I wanted to write myself a barn-burning country music song for this next album.”

McCreery also released “Love Like This,” inspired by his wife, Gabi, and one-year-old son, Avery.

“Becoming a father is the greatest thing that’s happened to me,” McCreery said of the story behind the song. “Raising Avery as he grows and watching my wife Gabi be a rock star as his Mom has been the joy of my life these last 15 months. I knew I wanted to write a song about Avery. I even photographed the room number on the hospital door so I could put that into the lyrics.”

All of the songs on Rise and Fall will celebrate country music, and McCreery’s love of crafting meaningful songs.

“I thought ‘Cab In A Solo’ was going to be a great first taste for folks, if they’re looking forward to the album, what the album’s going to be like,” McCreery explained at a recent media event. “To be honest, there’s stuff on this record that’s countrier than ‘Cab In A Solo,’ I would say. We dove right in on this sound and the storytelling and songwriting, in a bunch of different directions. I feel like there’s a song on this record for everybody. It’s a good first taste I would say, to be indicative of what the album’s going to be.”

McCreery has a few dates left on his Cab In A Solo Tour. Find all of his music and upcoming shows at