Scotty McCreery Explains Title of New ‘Rise and Fall’ Album

The title of Scotty McCreery‘s new Rise and Fall album has a lot of personal meaning for him. The American Idol alum explains that the tile is indicative of the roller coaster of a career he has had, all of which contributed to his next record.

“I feel like we’re on the rise now, but I’ve fallen pretty low as well,” McCreery acknowledges. “I learned from every little part of that, and it helped me to know who I was as a person – let alone an artist. The rises and the falls helped craft these songs. They made this album what it is.”

When announcing Rise and Fall, McCreery also dropped a new song, “Slow Dance,” from the project, a decision he made in response to fans’ reactions to the romantic, feel-good track.


“I am not the greatest at doing social media, but my team encourages me to do it,” McCreery says. “A few months back, I was waiting on some hibachi takeout and listening to the new tracks in my truck. I filmed a quick video of me singing along with ‘Slow Dance’ and posted it on my socials, picked up my takeout food, and went home to eat dinner with Gabi.

“I looked at my phone that evening and the song had blown up; it’s now my most watched TikTok video to date,” he continues. “Over the last few weeks, anytime I post a photo on social media, the response I get back is ‘That’s great…so when are you putting ‘Slow Dance’ out?’ I’m excited to finally put it out!!”

When teasing “Slow Dance,” the  30-year-old said the song was in response to fans asking him to show off his deep bass voice.

“So I’ve had a lot of folks ask over the years, they say, ‘Scotty, you’ve got this deep voice. Why haven’t you used it on one of your songs, or on one of your records?’ McCreery said at the time. “I thought about that, and wanted to write a song for you all that have asked that question. I like this song a lot. It’s called ‘Slow Dance.’ I hope you all do too.”

Rise and Fall will be released on May 10, shortly after McCreery becomes the next member of the Grand Ole Opry, when he is inducted by Josh Turner on April 20.

“It has been my longtime goal to be worthy of Opry membership,” McCreery said when the date iof his induction was announced. “I am overjoyed to join this prestigious family that is the heart of country music. To be invited by my hero Garth Brooks and to be inducted by another hero Josh Turner is beyond what I could have ever dreamed.”

McCreery’s current single, “Cab In A Solo,” recently hit the Top 10. He has also released “Love Like This” and “Can’t Pass The Bar” from Rise and Fall. See a track list below. Find all of McCreery’s music and upcoming shows, and pre-order Rise and Fall, at

Rise and Fall Track List:

1. Little More Gone (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell)
2. Cab in a Solo (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Frank Rogers)
3. Lonely (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell)
4. Can’t Pass the Bar (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Cale Dodds, Frank Rogers)
5. Hey Rose (Jay Brunswick, Jeremy Bussey, Bobby Hamrick)
6. Fall of Summer (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell)
7. Love Like This (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)
8. Slow Dance (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Monty Criswell)
9. No Country for Old Men (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell)
10. And Countin’ (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussey)
11. Stuck Behind a Tractor (Scotty McCreery, Chase McGill, Rhett Akins)
12. Red Letter Blueprint (Scotty McCreery, Derek George, Brent Anderson, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell)
13. Porch (Scotty McCreery, Greylan James, Heather Morgan)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of EB Media / Jeff Ray