Scotty McCreery ‘Cab in a Solo’ Earns 6th Airplay No 1 Ahead of Album Drop

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American Idol alum Scotty McCreery ‘Cab in a Solo’ earns 6th Airplay No 1 ahead of ‘Rise and Fall’ album

Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery earns his sixth No. 1 hit on the Mediabase Country Chart with “Cab in a Solo,” the lead single from his forthcoming fifth studio album Rise and Fall, arriving May 10.

“I have loved this song from the moment Brent, Frank and I started writing it,” Scotty said in a press statement. “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!”

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Written by McCreery with Brent Anderson and Frank Rogers, “Cab in a Solo” was most added at Country radio upon its debut, with Billboard praising, “McCreery has been on a hot streak of well-crafted, notably performed songs,” upon the track’s release, noting he “continues to slake music listeners’ affinity for ‘90s country, thanks to a neo-traditional sound connected to vivid lyricism.” This is McCreery’s fastest rising song to reach No. 1.

Scotty returned to the American Idol stage

In addition to his No. 1 single “Cab in a Solo” and Friday’s release of “Lonely,” McCreery has also delivered “Red Letter Blueprint,” “Slow Dance,” “Can’t Pass the Bar” and “Love Like This.” Check out “Lonely” below.

The newest member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry returned to the American Idol stage Sunday night (April 28) to sing “Cab in a Solo.” It’s where he won season 10, winning hearts across the nation over 13 years ago. Watch his performance below.

Scotty was in Napa, California last week participating in “Live in the Vineyard Goes Country.” While in the area, he also gave an intimate performance at Silver Oak Winery where attendees drank a 1998 Silver Oak cabernet sauvignon from solo cups, just as McCreery sang in “Cab in a Solo.”

Scotty returns to The Kelly Clarkson Show and the Grand Ole Opry stage

Additionally, Scotty is schedule for a return to The Kelly Clarkson Show, Wednesday, May 1 with a special performance from the Grand Ole Opry stage. Check local listings for time and channel.

Scotty will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage on May 11, just one day after he releases his new album Rise and Fall. The first 400 ticketholders who also purchase the album onsite in the Opry Shop that evening will gain access to an exclusive album release celebration and acoustic performance with Scotty directly following the show in the Opry House’s Studio A. For Opry tickets and information, visit

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