The video for Scotty McCreery‘s Top 20 “Cab In A Solo” is out! The new video features McCreery’s one-year-old son, Avery, who makes his video debut with “Cab In A Solo.'” The “Cab In A Solo” video also includes footage from McCreery’s performance after the historic University of Nebraska Ladies Volleyball Team’s winning match against Omaha and more.
“This video showcases both the quieter parts of my life like having my son Avery with me in the studio with Frank, as well as the wilder parts of my life such as performing in front of the biggest live audience of my career,” McCreery says.
McCreery dropped the video on January 23, only a few days before he embarks on his 2024 Cab In A Solo Tour, which begins on January 26. “Cab In A Solo” is from McCreery’s next album, the perfect way to introduce his new set of tunes.
“It’s one of my favorites I’ve written in a long time,” McCreery previously told Everything Nash, speaking of “Cab In A Solo.” “We went up to the mountains in North Carolina, just me and a bunch of buddies; guitars, cold beer and fireplaces. We sat outside and wrote songs. We wrote a bunch that weekend.
“But when I was driving back in the mountains, and even since then, I kept going back to ‘Cab In A Solo,’” he continued. “I kept going back to it. To me, that meant, ‘Oh, there’s something here.’ Luckily, everybody else loved it, and the label. We put it out there, and it’s been off to a great start.”
McCreery wrote “Cab In A Solo” with Frank Rogers and Brent Anderson, and knew right away he wanted to include it on his new set of tunes.
“‘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. 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.”
McCreery also just released “Can’t Pass the Bar,” inspired by his love of ’90s country music, part of a diverse new set of tunes, his first since Same Truck came out in 2021.
“I’m pumped about this thing,” McCreery recently told Everything Nash. “It’s a little different for me, a touch. I feel like a lot of my other records were very autobiographical. This one has a couple of those songs. There’s a song for Avery. There’s a song for Gabi. But we’re kind of going in some different directions on this record. Some heartbreak, and some breakup songs. Some honky-tonking songs, and stuff I really haven’t done before on records.
“But I grew up loving those kinds of songs, so we just kind of let the guitar take us to where it wanted to when we were writing these songs, and this is where we ended up,” he added.