It looks like Scotty McCreery could have his first number one hit on his hands.
On June 10, Scotty debuted a new song during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Called "Five More Minutes," Scotty felt inspired to write it following the death of his grandfather in 2015.
To cope with his grief, Scotty translated his feelings into song, and that's how "Five More Minutes," came to be. In the song, he sings about all sorts of situations in life that leave you begging for "five more minutes" to experience those moments.
For example, early on Scotty sings about wanting five more minutes to spend outside kissing the girl he loves. Later in the song, he sings about wanting five more minutes to play football after loosing his final game.
Finally, the song progresses to its heartbreaking conclusion, when Scotty sings about his grandfather's death. He describes how his family gathered around when the end came, and how he begged God for "five more minutes" to spend with his beloved grandfather.
Before he performed the song at the Opry, Scotty explained the story behind it, and was clearly emotional as he did so. He channeled that emotion into his performance, and the result was something we can't even describe in words.
"Five More Minutes" is not an official single and it's not on any of Scotty's albums yet. Even though it is technically an unreleased song, "Five More Minutes" helped Scotty hit a huge milestone.
The Opry's YouTube video of Scotty performing "Five More Minutes just reached over a million views, and counting. Since the song has been unreleased, that means it has achieved that level of popularity purely through the power of the internet.
Since "Five More Minutes" has been such a successful song for Scotty so far, we have a good feeling it could be his first number one once it is officially released. And rightfully so, because it is beautifully written and performed.
Watch Scotty's incredible performance of "Five More Minutes" below.
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