Scotty McCreery Mourns Lost Love on “Cab In a Solo”

Scotty McCreery leans into heartbreak on his new single, “Cab in a Solo.” Tapping into the storytelling nature of ’90s country, the American Idol winner crafts a narrative about a man attempting to win back the love of his life, only to find that she’s moved on to another lover. He knows it’s over for good when he shows up at her house with a bottle of wine and a dozen roses, his hopes shattering when he sees her through the window with another man.

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Sitting here I can’t believe what I just saw/A couple shadows kissing on her bedroom wall/It’s looking like my plan didn’t work out at all/Our break turned into broke up/So now I’m finding out how heartbreak tastes/With a silver oak 1998/Drinking cab in a solo/Solo in the cab of my truck, McCreery croons in the twangy tune. He wrote the song with Frank Rogers and Brent Anderson while on a writing retreat in the mountains of his native North Carolina.

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“‘Cab In A Solo’ was born in the mountains of North Carolina while me and my buddies were around the fire writing country music, I hope y’all love it as much as I do,” he shares on Instagram.

“Cab in a Solo” is the lead single off the singer’s forthcoming album. It follows his 2022 hit, “It Matters to Her,” the final single from his 2021 album, Same Truck. The album also spawned a pair of chart-topping hits with “You Time” and “Damn Strait.”

The country crooner is set to be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame on October 19. He has several tour dates lined up for the remainder of 2023, including an appearance on Opry Country Christmas on December 3. In October 2022, McCreery and his wife Gabi welcomed their first child, son Avery.

Scotty McCreery 2023 Tour Dates:

Aug. 18           Lampe, MO                            Black Oak Amphitheater
Aug. 19           Denton, TX                             North Texas State Fair
Aug. 23           Gray, TN                                 Appalachian Fair
Aug. 24           St. Louis, MO                         The Armory
Aug. 25           Marshfield, WI                       Central Wisconsin State Fair
Aug. 26           Dekalb, IL                               DeKalb Corn Festival
Aug. 30           Lincoln, NE                            Memorial Stadium
Sept. 1             Evansville, IN                         Victory Theatre
Sept. 2             Freeport, ME                          L.L. Bean Discovery Park
Sept. 14           Nashville, TN                         Opry Country Classics at the Grand Ole Opry
Sept. 15           Stillwater, OK                         McKnight Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 16           Midland, TX                           Momentum Bank Ballpark
Sept. 17           Long Beach, CA                     Coastal Country Jam
Sept. 22           Tempe, AZ                              Boots In The Park
Sept. 23           Englewood, CO                      Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
Sept. 27           Southaven, MS                       Mid-South Fair – Landers Center
Sept. 29           Mount Vernon, KY                 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Sept. 30           New Haven, KY                     Log Still Distillery
Oct. 12            Flint, MI                                  Capitol Theater Flint
Oct. 13            Winchester, VA                      Patsy Cline Theatre
Oct. 14            Harrisburg, NC                       Harrisburg Park Amphitheater
Oct. 20            Biloxi, MS                              Beau Rivage
Oct. 21            Hiawassee, GA                       Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Oct. 26            Edinburg, TX                          Bert Ogden Arena
Oct. 27            San Antonio, TX                     H-E-B Performance Hall – Tobin Center
Oct. 28            Ft. Worth, TX                         Billy Bob’s Texas
Nov. 4             Surf City, NC                          Southside Park
Nov. 17           Mashantucket, CT                  Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Nov. 18           Wilkes-Barre, PA                    F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 19           New Philadelphia, OH            Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
Dec. 1              Wheeling, WV                        Capitol Theatre
Dec. 3              Nashville, TN                         Opry Country Christmas at the Grand Ole Opry
Dec. 6              Athens, OH                             Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Dec. 8              Ottumwa, IA                           Bridge View Center

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