Scotty McCreery Proudly Unleashes Next Radio Single, ‘Cab In A Solo’

The country star admitted that this is one of his “favorite” songs he’s ever written.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 18, 2023

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Photo Courtesy Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery takes a break from his love-filled storylines to deliver a dose of heartache in his new release, “Cab In A Solo.”

As McCreery shared via social media, “Cab In A Solo” was born alongside his co-writers Brent Anderson and Frank Rogers during a writing retreat in the serene setting of North Carolina.

“Took some buddies up to the mountains of North Carolina to do nothing but write some country music. I’m proud to say one of those songs turned out to be one of my favorites I’ve ever written,” he wrote. 

With a nostalgia-fueled sound racing through the melody, the country star uses his distinct baritone vocals to paint the heartbreaking picture of his ex with someone new. The clever songwriting sets the scene for the couple who appears to be on the outs, and in an effort to make things right, the man arrives at her home with a bottle of wine and flowers. Unfortunately, when things don’t go as planned, he finds himself drinking that cabernet all on his own. 

“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,” he delivers on the chorus. 


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In a subsequent post, McCreery filmed himself hearing the new tune on the radio for the first time. The bright smile on his face as he turns up the volume says it all about his excitement to have this song out into the world.

“Hearing my song for the first time on the radio never gets old! Thanks for playing it @98wsix@iheartcountry

“Cab In A Solo,” marks the singer/songwriter’s first release since he dropped the deluxe version of his Same Truck album in 2022. Luckily, McCreery has confirmed that there is even more music on the way in the form of a full-length project. 

While discussing the makings of his fifth studio album with Indiana’s Journal & CourierMcCreery explained that he’s been taking out some new tunes during his recent stint of live shows. Getting the fans’ reactions to unreleased tracks will help him determine what to include on his next project.

“We got a lot of new music we’re working on,” McCreery told the outlet. “For me, it’s kind of fun to play some songs that might be recorded, might not be recorded. Playing off the crowd, seeing what they think, seeing how their reaction is. It kind of gives us the gauge of what we should record and what the next album should look like. It doesn’t happen every year, because we’re not always making an album, but we’re doing that this year. So it kind of gets to be fun out there doing that.”

Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

It appears that McCreery has continued to write songs based on his real-life experiences, just as he’s done throughout his entire career. 

“For me, I kind of have [four] things: live it, love it, know it, believe it,” McCreery said. “It’s got to be something that I really believe in and love and know about. Some writers are awesome at kind of using your imagination. And if that’s your thing, then go for it. But for me, what I’ve found that works is just writing about my real life stuff. Like ‘Five More Minutes‘ was for my grand-daddy. ‘This It It’ was me and my wife’s wedding song. It’s all these little things that I just try to incorporate into the music.”

Since his most recent chapter of life has involved getting adjusted to his new responsibilities as a father to his son Avery, McCreery says that listeners can expect several of the new songs to reflect this time. 

“There will be a baby song on my next album, many more, every song has been inspired by him, every song has been influenced by the last six months of raising him,” McCreery shared while previously co-hosting the Country Countdown USA. “It’s a good place to be. I feel I have a lot of ideas and a fresh place to be.”

In addition, Scotty McCreery stressed that the album will fully embrace a traditional country sound. 

“It’s Country. Our steel guitar player, Mike Johnson, got in the studio with us, and he’s like, ‘Man, I actually get to play Country music this week!’ He was lovin’ it, and I love singing that stuff, so hopefully folks are ready for a good dose of country music,” he shared. 

The “It Matters To Her” singer has yet to share an official release date for his next project, however, he did hint that it could be unleashed “early next year.”

Scotty McCreery is fresh off his time opening for Brooks & Dunn on the REBOOT Tour and he is next slated to perform on August 18 in Lampe, MO. 

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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.