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McCreery pleads for "Five More Minutes"

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Scotty McCreery will release "Five More Minutes" to retail and online streaming services on Friday.

McCreery, who wrote the song in 2015, recalls events ranging from an early date with longtime girlfriend Gabi to his grandfather's final moments.

"I've been performing 'Five More Minutes' in my live show every night for almost a year and it always earns a standing ovation," said McCreery. "Fans have been asking me for months to release it. When Frank, Monty and I got together to write, we talked about all those moments we could've used five more minutes to say 'I love you' or 'goodbye'....it poured out. Now we can get it out to fans on Friday, May 5. 'Five More Minutes' on 5/5... it's fate. And it's my favorite song I've ever written."

McCreery wrote the song with Frank Rogers, who produced, and Monty Criswell two weeks after the passing of his paternal grandfather who serves as a major inspiration for the song.

The North Carolina native was on 19 Entertainment/Interscope/Mercury for his first three releases, but has since left the label.

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