Bruce Kalmick (Partner/Manager, Triple 8 Management; Partner, Triple Tigers Records), George Couri (Partner/Manager, Triple 8 Management; Partner, Triple Tigers Records),
Frank Rogers (co-writer and producer), Scotty McCreery (co-writer and artist), Monty Criswell (co-writer), Norbert Nix (Partner and General Manager, Triple Tigers Records),
Scott Stem (Manager, Triple 8 Management) | Photo Credit: Steve Lowry for BMI
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Earlier today, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery was celebrating his hit single “Five More Minutes” topping both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts at his first-ever No. 1 party when he was surprised with exciting news that the song had been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined units of streams and sales in excess of one million units. The party, which also honored his co-writers Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, was hosted by both BMI and ASCAP, and held at the Country Music Association.
“Can this year get any better?” asked an ecstatic McCreery. “A couple of months ago ‘Five More Minutes’ becomes my first No. 1 hit, then Seasons Change debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Now, I learn 'Five More Minutes' has been certified Platinum! The only thing that can top this is my upcoming wedding happening in a few weeks. 2018 is my favorite year ever! Thank you to all the fans who bought the song, who streamed it, who requested it at radio and who come out to the shows - watching your reaction to 'Five More Minutes' recharges me each night on the road. You guys mean everything to me.”
McCreery wrote “Five More Minutes” with Rogers and Criswell in 2015, just two weeks after the passing of his paternal grandfather who served as the inspiration for the song. The touching tune, which People Magazine calls “an emotional walk down memory lane,” also topped the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. The intimate music video, featuring previously unseen home video footage from McCreery’s childhood, topped both the CMT Hot Country Countdown and the GAC Top Country Countdown for multiple weeks. “Five More Minutes” takes on classic country music storytelling from a refreshing perspective, reminding listeners to slow down and cherish both monumental and small moments in life.
McCreery recently released the heartwarming and romantic “This Is It” as the second single from his chart-topping, reflective album Seasons Change. He wrote the song with Rogers and Aaron Eshuis two weeks before proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal at their favorite location in the scenic mountains of North Carolina. The song shares his proposal plans in specific detail. The couple, who have dated for six years and have known each other since kindergarten, will be married this summer.