Scotty McCreery’s Hot Streak Continues With Nostalgia-Filled ‘Fall Of Summer’

The song was the most-added track at country radio this week!


Lauren Jo Black

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May 29, 2024


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Scotty McCreery poses for a photo in the North Carolina mountains

Hot on the heels of his 6th No.1 single and chart-topping Rise and Fall album release, Scotty McCreery continues his hot streak with the release of his new single “Fall Of Summer” to country radio. 

The nostalgia-filled tune officially went to country radio on Tuesday (May 28) and prevailed as the most-added song of the week with a whopping 62 adds (64 overall). 

“Fall of Summer” is a highlight of the North Carolina native’s Rise and Fall album, where the singer/songwriter reflects on a fleeting summer romance. Although the relationship lasted only one season, it left an enduring impression. McCreery vividly recalls the sights, smells, and emotions of that summer. Instead of dwelling on what might have been, the lyrics celebrate their time together, likening the brief romance to a sunburn that eventually fades.

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“Here’s to my red-light dashboard drummer/ Best sunsets that I ever saw/ Every kiss like a cold rum runner/ I still remember it all, September calling it off/ Here’s to the rise and fall of summer,” the newly minted Grand Ole Opry member sings on the chorus. 

McCreery co-wrote “Fall Of Summer” with Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, and Monty Criswell. 

With summer officially approaching, this is the perfect single choice and will certainly add to McCreery’s string of successful chart-topping hits. 

Scotty McCreery - Rise and Fall
Scotty McCreery – Rise and Fall

Scotty McCreery kicked off his Rise and Fall album release with several high-profile appearances, including a performance on The Kelly Clarkson Show and an appearance at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards in Frisco, Texas. The project debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart, marking the fifth time one of his albums debuted at No.1 on a Billboard chart. 

In addition to “Cab In A Solo” and “Fall Of Summer,” the 13-track project includes the fan-favorite “Love Like This,” the ‘90s-inspired barnburner “Can’t Pass The Bar,” and the faith-filled “Red Letter Blueprint.” 

Rise and Fall is undoubtedly his best work to date, solidifying McCreery as one of country music’s top modern-day traditionalists.

Scotty McCreery; Photo by Jeff Ray
Scotty McCreery; Photo by Jeff Ray

“I know every artist says it, but this is truly my favorite album I’ve made so far,” McCreery previously shared. “I wanted to create an album that reflected the music I grew up on and wasn’t chasing trends. So, I brought several of my songwriting buddies to the mountains of North Carolina to sit down and write a full-on country album that told a story, start to finish, and spoke to my soul. We’ve been performing most of the album live on the road and the response from the audiences has been overwhelming.” 

McCreery has a slew of tour dates on the books for this summer. In addition to his headlining dates, the country star will also perform at a number of festivals and fairs across the U.S.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.