Scotty McCreery stopped by Fox and Friends on June 2 to chat with the hosts and perform his new single, “Five More Minutes,” which is currently No. 57 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after one week.
Scotty co-penned the deeply personal tune with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell two weeks after the death of his grandfather in 2015.
“I wrote this song in early 2015, and the day that I wrote it, I tweeted that I thought I just wrote my favorite song I’ve ever written, and that still holds true today,” says Scotty to Nash Country Daily. “It was just a couple weeks after I lost my Granddaddy Bill, so I was just talking to [Frank and Monty] about that and where I was in my head space. Anytime you lose somebody, everybody thinks about things you wish you could’ve said to them before they passed or something you wish you could do again. For me, it would’ve been golfing with him. Just chatting about that and Monty had the idea for ‘Five More Minutes,’ and we rolled with it.”
Watch Scotty perform “Five More Minutes” below.