Scotty McCreery Debuts ‘Five More Minutes’ at the Opry [Exclusive Premiere]
Scotty McCreery reflects on the slippery nature of time in his new song, "Five More Minutes." During a recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry, the singer admitted the song was inspired by the death of his grandfather. Watch his emotional performance during this Taste of Country exclusive premiere.
"Five More Minutes" isn't a song about death, or even fully about his grandfather, although the late patriarch of the McCreery family is recalled during the final verse. Earlier lyrics find the 22-year-old asking for more time on the football field and on a girl's front doorstep. At the chorus he sings:
“The time rolls by, the clock don’t stop / I wish I had a few more drops of the good stuff, the good times / Aww, but they just keep on flying / Right on by like it ain't nothing / I wish I had me a pause button / Moments like those, Lord knows I get it / Give myself five more minutes.”
While McCreery doesn't tear up during his Opry performance, it's clear the song is heavy on his heart.
“He’s never heard this song, but I know he’s watching and very proud of me, the fact that I’m at the Grand Ole Opry tonight," McCreery says in the video. Bill McCreery died at the age of 86 in January 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Civil Service.
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