Scotty McCreery’s chart-topping hit, “Five More Minutes,” inspired a new Christmas movie and it’s set to debut this November.
According to Billboard, the film, dubbed Five More Minutes, will debut on Nov. 20 at 10 pm ET on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.
While the American Idol alum won’t appear in the movie, he is credit as executive producer on the film.
Five More Minutes stars Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn-Jones and follows the storyline of a woman whose Christmas wish is answered unexpectedly after her late grandfather’s journal surfaces and reveals an untold romance.
McCreery co-wrote “Five More Minutes” with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell. The track appears on his 2018 album, Seasons Change.
The emotional track was the North Carolina native’s very first No.1 single on both Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart and Billboard Country Airplay Chart.
“I have believed in this song since the day I wrote it with Frank and Monty, and I am thrilled that the fans have believed in it as well,” McCreery previously shared in a statement. “This song was inspired by the passing of my grandfather, and I feel him with me every time I sing it. As I’ve said many times, it is my favorite song I’ve ever written.”
McCreery isn’t the only country artist whose song has inspired a Hallmark Christmas movie.
Blake Shelton’s “Time for Me to Come Home,” from his 2012 holiday album, Cheers, It’s Christmas, inspired not one – but three – Hallmark Christmas movies: Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas in 2018, Time for You to Come Home for Christmas in 2019, and Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas in 2020.
McCreery recently released his new album, Same Truck, and is climbing the charts at country radio with his latest single, “Damn Strait.”