Scotty McCreery Speaks Out as ‘Cab In A Solo’ Hits No. 1: ‘I’m Thrilled’

Scotty McCreery has a good reason to have a celebratory drink. The singer-songwriter is celebrating his sixth No. 1 hit, with “Cab In A Solo.” The song is the debut single from his forthcoming Rise and Fall album, out on May 10.

“I have loved this song from the moment Brent [Anderson], Frank [Rogers] and I started writing it,” McCreery says of “Cab In A Solo.” “It may be all about heartbreak but it’s so fun to sing. I’m thrilled to see it reach No. 1. Thanks to the fans for supporting it and country radio for playing it!”

McCreery celebrated the song’s success with a performance on American Idol, 13 years after he was crowned the Season 10 winner in 2011.

“Always fun going back to American Idol,” McCreery said on social media. “Even more fun when singing the #1 country song in the nation tonight! Thanks to country radio for playing Cab In A Solo!”

Always fun going back to American Idol. Even more fun when singing the #1 country song in the nation tonight! Thanks to country radio for playing Cab In A Solo! 🍷

Posted by Scotty McCreery on Sunday, April 28, 2024


McCreery knew as soon as he finished writing “Cab In A Solo” that it was something special, and the perfect song to introduce Rise and Fall.

“It’s one of my favorites I’ve written in a long time,” McCreery previously told Everything Nash of the song. “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.”

“Cab in A Solo” is a good indication of what fans can expect from Rise and Fall, a record that McCreery says is the most authentic one he has ever released.

“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 said. “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.”

The chart-topping song is part of a whirlwind few weeks for McCreery, which also included him becoming the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. McCreery was inducted by his close friend and mentor, Josh Turner.

“My mama came to the Opry in 1978,” McCreery said during his induction. “Whispering Bill was playing that night, and I heard stories of the Opry, and heard the Opry, and have such a deep respect for this tradition, and the history of the Opry. If you listened to any of my interviews for the last 13 years of doing this, they’d say, ‘What’s your biggest goal in doing any of this?’ and I would always say, ‘One day I want to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.’ I gotta go home and start writing a new bucket list.”

McCreery just dropped “Lonely” from Rise and Fall. In addition to “Cab In A Solo,” he has also released “Red Letter Blueprint,” “Slow Dance,” and “Can’t Pass The Bar.” Pre-order Rise and Fall, and find all of McCreery’s music and upcoming shows at

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