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Scotty McCreery Mourns The Loss Of Close Friend Prior To Opry Performance Of 'Five More Minutes'

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As if Scotty McCreery's unreleased song "Five More Minutes" wasn't emotional enough, it took on a whole new meaning when he performed it at the Opry on Wednesday night (October 26).  

When McCreery debuted the song at the Opry months ago, he spoke about how it was partially inspired by losing his grandfather after he passed away last year. He then proceeded to deliver a touching performance that has since generated over a million views on YouTube.

Emotions were running high once again when McCreery brought the song back to the Opry on Wednesday night. In a heartbreaking confession, he revealed to the crowd that one of his childhood friends, named Austin, had just passed away.


McCreery performed "Five More Minutes" in honor of Austin, and according to those in attendance, it was quite powerful. Just searching through the #5MoreMinutes on Twitter brings up countless reactions from fans who were at the Opry, with one writing that everyone was in tears.


As of press time, the Opry has not uploaded a full video of McCreery's performance, but one fan did share a short clip of it on Instagram. You can watch that video below.

Our prayers go out to Scotty and to Austin's family and friends during this sad time.

#bandagainstcancer #scottymccreery #fivemoreminutes #thisonesforaustin

A video posted by Brittany Byrd (@brittbyrd1994) on

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