Scotty McCreery Drops Classic Heartbreak Song “Cab in a Solo”

Scotty McCreery
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American Idol alum Scotty McCreery releases heartbreak single “Cab in a Solo”

Following several teases on his social media and with five consecutive No. 1 hits under his belt, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery begins the next chapter in his career with today’s release of his latest single “Cab in a Solo.” The American Idol season 10 winner, who turns 30 this fall, has spent almost half his life making country music.

Written by McCreery, Frank Rogers and Brent Anderson and produced by Rogers, Derek Wells, and Aaron Eshuis, “Cab in a Solo” offers the first taste of new music from the singer since the release of his 2021 album Same Truck.

“I brought several of my writer buddies to the mountains of North Carolina for a few days to write songs, and that’s where ‘Cab in a Solo’ was born,” said Scotty in a press statement. “This song is pure country. I’m excited to share it with everyone.”

The heartbreak track finds the song’s protagonist lamenting a failed relationship.

I’ve sent a dozen texts and I ain’t heard jack
I guess she’s busy playing hard to get back
So, I bought roses and her favorite wine
Thinking we’d be making up in no time
But I’m parked here out on her street
Looks like the joke is on me

Sitting here I can’t believe what I just saw
A couple shadows kissing on her bedroom wall
It’s looking like my plan didn’t work out at all
Our break turned into broke up
So now I’m finding out how heartbreak tastes
With a silver oak 1998
Drinking cab in a solo, solo in the cab of my truck

Scotty toured with Brooks & Dunn this summer and is currently on a headlining tour

The new single follows the recent success of “It Matters to Her” the fastest climbing single of Scotty’s career. The singer/songwriter has earned five consecutive No. 1 hits in the last few years including RIAA Platinum-certified No. 1 “Damn Strait” and RIAA Gold-certified No. 1 “You Time,” all found on Same Truck: The Deluxe Album.

Earlier this summer Scotty joined the Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour 2023. He is currently out on the road for his own headlining tour with 25+ dates through the fall. Tickets can be purchased at

Scotty is among six inductees in the 2023 class scheduled to be enshrined in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame during the annual induction ceremony this fall. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center in Mooresville, N.C. VIP and General Reserved tickets are available.

The singer returns to the Grand Ole Opry on September 14 to perform as part of “Opry Country Classics.” He’ll be back on the Opry stage on December 3 as part of “Opry Country Christmas.” Tickets can be purchased for both shows at

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