Scotty McCreery Drops Rowdy New Song, ‘Lonely,’ From ‘Rise and Fall’ [LISTEN]

Scotty McCreery is giving fans one more song from his forthcoming  Rise and Fall album, ahead of the record’s May 10 release. “Lonely,” the final release before Rise and Fall is out for the world to hear.

The song, written by McCreery along with a handful of writers, including McCreery’s frequent collaborator Frank Rogers, says in part, “Friends on the jukebox and friends wall-to-wall / Dimes on the dance floor and cheap alcohol / Round after round, we’re all having a ball / I guess lonely ain’t lonely after all / No lonely ain’t lonely after all.”

For McCreery, Rise and Fall is the most authentic album he has released, finding his own sound and voice on the new set of tunes.

“I just think for me, I’m at a place where I wasn’t going to make a record chasing trends, or chasing the top of the charts, or what sound is selling more tickets on the road,” McCreery tells Everything Nash. “I just want to make an album that feels good to me, feels good to my soul, touches on influences that I had growing up. I really think we did that on this record. To me, it’s the most ‘me’ record, and the most proud I’ve been of a record yet.”

“Every song has a story,” he adds. “Every song is one I’m passionate about.”

McCreery has already dropped “Red Letter Blueprint,” “Slow Dance,” “Can’t Pass The Bar” and his current single, “Cab In A Solo,” which seems likely to become his next No. 1 hit.

Of course, McCreery has plenty to celebrate besides a hit single and new album. The 30-year-old is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, after being inducted on April 20 by Josh Turner.


“It feels pretty fantastic, to be honest,” McCreery told Everything Nash ahead of his induction. “It’s a dream come true. It’s an invitation — you never know if you’re going to get that call, so it just means the world. And how it went down, with Garth Brooks being the one to do the invitation, and Josh Turner being the guy to induct me. In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t have thought up anything better. I’m just so thankful.”

After being officially inducted by Turner, an emotional McCreery shared what he hoped his one-year-old son, Avery, would someday take away from the experience.

“One day I want to be able to look at Avery — he might not understand tonight — but one day  I’ll tell him, ‘Hey buddy, this was your daddy’s dream, and it came true,'” McCreery said. “So hopefully one day he’ll go chase his dreams as well, because one day they could come true … Thank you all so much. I love you and I’m so proud to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

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