Scotty McCreery Releases ‘Lonely’ Ahead of New Upcoming Album ‘Rise and Fall’
UPDATED: April 26, 2024
UPDATED: April 26, 2024

Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery, though a happily married father, dives deep into the emotional realms with his latest track Lonely, released today from his forthcoming album Rise and Fall. This track marks the final release before the album officially drops on May 10.

The Making of Lonely

Scotty McCreery shares his enthusiasm for traditional country music themes, stating, “I love a good heartbreak, honky-tonk country song, and Lonely is definitely that.” The song was penned by McCreery alongside collaborators Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussey, and Monty Criswell. The creation took place in an inspiring setting—McCreery’s back porch in the mountains of North Carolina, making it a memorable experience. McCreery adds, “This song is so much fun to perform live and have the audience sing along with us. I’ve had a lot of requests from fans who’ve heard this song on the road to put it out on streaming. Here you go!”

Story Behind the Lyrics of Lonely

Lonely is described as a dark, dusky two-stepper filled with heartbreak. Set against the backdrop of a late-night bar scene, the song narrates a story of a man trying to forget his sorrows with the help of friends and the lively bar atmosphere:

Friends on the jukebox and friends wall to wall

Dimes on the dance floor and cheap alcohol

Round after round, we’re all having a ball

I guess lonely ain’t lonely after all

No lonely ain’t lonely after all

Scotty McCreery

Photo Credit: Jeff Wray

Rise and Fall: A Reflection of Life’s Highs and Lows Out May 10, 2024

Rise and Fall offers a mix of 13 tracks exploring themes of heartbreak, rowdy nights, nostalgia, faith, joy, fatherhood, and enduring love. The album was shaped under the expert production of Frank Rogers, Derek Wells, and Aaron Eshuis. McCreery co-wrote nearly all the songs on the album, ensuring each track conveys a story that resonates deeply with him and his fans.

Rise and Fall track listing 
(Songwriters in parentheses)

1)Little More Gone (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell)

2)Cab in a Solo (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Frank Rogers)

3)Lonely (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell)

4)Can’t Pass the Bar (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Cale Dodds, Frank Rogers)

5)Hey Rose (Jay Brunswick, Jeremy Bussey, Bobby Hamrick)

6)Fall of Summer (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell)

7)Love Like This (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis)

8)Slow Dance (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Monty Criswell)

9)No Country for Old Men (Scotty McCreery, Brent Anderson, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell)

10)And Countin’ (Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussey)

11)Stuck Behind a Tractor (Scotty McCreery, Chase McGill, Rhett Akins)

12)Red Letter Blueprint (Scotty McCreery, Derek George, Brent Anderson, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell)

13)Porch (Scotty McCreery, Greylan James, Heather Morgan)

Exclusive Album Release Event

Following the album release on May 10, McCreery will perform at the Grand Ole Opry on May 11. The first 400 ticketholders who purchase the album on-site at the Opry Shop will be treated to an exclusive album release celebration and an acoustic performance by McCreery in the Opry House’s Studio A. More details and tickets can be obtained at Opry.com.

McCreery was recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. (Read RootsnRevelry’s coverage HERE)

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