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Video is One of Only Eight No. 1 Country Songs in the Last Two Years to Achieve 100 Million Views on YouTube

Scotty McCreery continues to reach new career milestones with his No. 1 song, “Five More Minutes.” Earlier this year the country music hitmaker celebrated his first Double Platinum Certification by the RIAA for the song. On the heels of that success, the music video for “Five More Minutes” has now garnered more than 100 million views on YouTube, making it one of only eight official music videos for country songs that have reached No. 1 on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart in the last two years to achieve this distinction.
 
The acclaimed music video for “Five More Minutes,” directed by filmmaker Jeff Ray, featured rare footage of McCreery growing up with family and friends. It went on to peak at No. 1 on both the CMT Hot 20 Countdown and the GAC Top 20 Countdown. Ray also directed McCreery’s videos for his second No. 1 hit “This is It” (Platinum-certified single nearing 60 million videos views on YouTube) and his current top 15 single “In Between.”  In addition, Ray directed all three acoustic music videos from McCreery’s recent digital EP, The Soundcheck Sessions.  
 
“Jeff Ray went through hundreds of hours of rare family footage and perfectly captured what 'Five More Minutes' was all about,” said McCreery. “I wanted the video to feel as intimate as the song that I wrote with Frank and Monty, and Jeff did an incredible job of presenting some very personal moments that visually gave the song a different dimension. When I saw what he did with the ‘Five More Minutes’ video, I knew I loved his creative vision and wanted him to direct all the music videos from the Seasons Change album.”
 
“Five More Minutes” was McCreery’s first No.1 hit on both Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Singles Chart and Billboard Country Airplay Chart. He wrote it with Frank Rogers (who also produced the song) and Monty Criswell, and it was the lead single from his album Seasons Change, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
 
McCreery debuted the song on the Grand Ole Opry during CMA Music Festival in June 2016. The live video of the performance on the Opry’s YouTube Channel reached millions of viewers and went on to earn the North Carolina native the Rare Country Award for Opry Moment of the Year in December 2016. The song would go on to earn McCreery a BMI Award for writing One of BMI’s Top 50 Country Songs of the Year in 2018, the same year it was voted One of the Top Ten Songs We Wish We’d Written by the professional membership of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
 
Official MusicVideos of the Eight Songs that Reached No. 1 on the Country Charts in the Last Two Years (as of 4/7/2020, noon central time):

Ranking Video and Artist                                                                              Views              Date Song Hit #1      

  1. “Meant to Be”- Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line        888,094,639            4/23/18
  2. “Heaven” - Kane Brown                                                               364,420,368             5/14/18
  3. “Marry Me”- Thomas Rhett                                                          203,109,224             3/5/18
  4. “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs                                                 198,472,215             4/1/19
  5. “Mercy” – Brett Young                                                                 145,334,081             8/13/18
  6. “10,000 Hours” – Dan & Shay & Justin Bieber                           136,838,250             1/21/20
  7. “She Got the Best of Me” – Luke Combs                                    100,685,112             11/5/18
  8. “Five More Minutes” – Scotty McCreery                                100,203,453             2/26/18

Scotty McCreery will hold a “Facebook Live” performance for Taste Of Country’s Facebook Happy Hour tomorrow (Thursday, Apr. 9) at 4:30 PM/Central Time.  https://www.facebook.com/thetasteofcountry/.  

Scotty will be doing the following Facebook and Instagram Live performances/Q&As tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 8

All Times Eastern

12:30 PM -  WBYZ (Baxley, GA) - Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/wbyz94

1:00 PM -  Smoking Section Podcast  - Instagram Live @smokingsectionpodcast

1:30 PM - WKSJ (Mobile, AL)  - Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/95KSJ

Scotty McCreery’s Facebook Live Performances for Tuesday, April 7.

Tuesday, April 7

All Times Eastern

3:00 PM - Chris Country Radio (United Kingdom) Facebook Live  https://www.facebook.com/chriscountryradio/

6:00 PM-  KYGO (Denver, CO) Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/98.5KYGO/

6:30 PM- KJUG (Visalia, CA) Facebook Live  https://www.facebook.com/1067KJUGCountry/

7:00 PM- KRTY (San Jose, CA)  Facebook Live  https://www.facebook.com/953krty/

Scotty will be doing three Instagram Live performances on these radio station Instagram pages on April 1st.

All times Eastern.

1:30 PM - KWBL  (Denver, CO) - @1067thebullco                                              

2:00 PM - WNSH (New York, NY) - @nycountry947

2:45 PM - WDRQ (Detroit, MI) – “Beers with Bru” - @newcountry931

Scotty will be doing  several Facebook Live performances with radio stations this week. All events will happen on the radio station’s Facebook page.

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Tuesday, March 31  

12:30 PM             WKHK Radio (Richmond, VA)       https://www.facebook.com/K95Richmond/

1:00 PM                KILT Radio (Houston, TX)              https://www.facebook.com/TheBullHouston/

1:30 PM                WIRK Radio (West Palm Beach, FL)           https://www.facebook.com/WIRKNewCountry1031/