Scotty McCreery Highlights Milestone Concert And Precious Studio Moment With Son Avery In “Cab In Solo” Music Video
The “Cab In A Solo” music video includes footage of his son joining him in the studio, as well as clips from his biggest show to date.
Scotty McCreery; Photo Courtesy of “Cab In A Solo” Music Video On YouTube
Scotty McCreery takes fans from the studio to the stage in the official music video for his current radio single, “Cab in a Solo.” Directed by McCreery’s frequent collaborator, Austin, TX-based filmmaker Jeff Ray, the video made its broadcast premiere on Tuesday morning (Jan. 23) via CMT and was then played on the Paramount billboard in New York City’s Times Square.
Watch Scotty McCreery’s “Cab In A Solo” Music Video
Later in the afternoon, it premiered online via YouTube with a special live chat featuring the Triple Tigers recording artist.
The video opens with candid clips of country star in the studio recording “Cab in a Solo” alongside his co-producer Frank Rogers and his son, Avery, marking the young boy’s music video debut. This clip gives viewers a glimpse of the calmer aspects of the job before intertwining snippets of McCreery performing his biggest show to date.
The concert footage shown in the video was filmed at the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE in August of 2023 following the Ladies Volleyball Team’s winning match against Omaha. That evening, McCreery brought his collection of hits to the stage in front of 92,003 fans, which set a new world record for highest attendance at a women’s sporting event.
“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,” said McCreery. “I am looking forward to hearing what the fans think after they watch it premiere on CMT and YouTube.”
The Story Behind McCreery’s “Cab In A Solo”
With a nostalgia-fueled sound racing through the melody, McCreery depicts a heart-wrenching scenario through his distinct baritone vocals. The clever songwriting sets the scene for the couple at hand, who appear to be walking on thin ice. In an effort to repair the damage that’s been done and restore their love, the man arrives at his girlfriend’s home with a bottle of wine and flowers. Unfortunately, when things don’t go as planned, he finds himself drowning in the realization that things could be over between them.
“Sittin’ here, I can’t believe what I just saw / Couple shadows kissin’ on the bedroom wall / It’s lookin’ like my plan didn’t work out at all / Heartbreak turned into broke up / So now I’m findin’ out how a heartbreak taste / With a Silver Oak, 1998 / Drinkin’ cab in a solo / Solo in the cab of my truck,” McCreery sings on the chorus.
Co-written by McCreery with Brent Anderson and Frank Rogers, “Cab in a Solo” marks the North Carolina native’s fastest moving single to date. It earned 120 first-week adds at country radio, the most he’s seen in his career yet. The song is currently sitting in the Top 20 on both Mediabase (17) and Billboard at (20).
McCreery’s ’90s Country Spirit Shines In His Latest Release, “Can’t Pass The Bar”
The unveiling of his new music video comes hot on the heels of the release of his lively new track, “Can’t Pass the Bar.” This song hones in on McCreery’s ‘90s country spirit, as the chorus finds him celebrating the end of a work week with some blue-collar “good ole boys.”
“I grew up loving ‘90s country music, especially the barn burning songs. I wanted one of my own, so I got together with some of my buddies, and we wrote it,” McCreery shared of the new song. “Can’t wait to perform this song live on the Cab in a Solo Tour.”
Cab In A Solo Tour 2024
McCreery will kick off his 2024 headlining Cab in a Solo Tour on Friday, Jan. 26 with a sold out show at Hobart Arena in Troy, OH. Produced by Live Nation, the tour welcomes Anne Wilson as direct support, as well as Greylan James and Noah Hicks on select dates.
Tickets for the Cab in a Solo Tour are on sale now at ScottyMcCreery.com.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.