Scotty McCreery’s “Five More Minutes” Getting Hallmark Television Movie Treatment

Scotty McCreery is getting five more minutes on television…

The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican country singer and former American Idol champion’s 2018 Billboard Country Airplay chart-topper “Five More Minutes” will be getting the Hallmark television movie treatment.

Scotty McCreery

The song has inspired a movie by the same title, which will air on November 20 at 10:00 pm ET on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.

In the movie, which stars Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn-Jones, a woman’s holiday wish is answered in unexpected ways when her late grandfather’s journal is discovered, revealing a previously untold romance.

Though McCreery will not appear in the movie, he does serve as an executive producer on the project.

McCreery wrote “Five More Minutes” alongside Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, and the song was one of three consecutive No. 1 Country Airplay hits from McCreery’s 2018 album Seasons Change.

“It’s [about] my grandaddy. That’s my story, but I think people relate to every part of the song,” McCreery told Billboard of “Five More Minutes” in 2018.

In that same interview, McCreery also recalled a key moment when he realized the song stood a good chance of becoming a hit. “We sang [‘Five More’] live at the Grand Ole Opry, and kinda debuted it for the fans in [June] 2016, and I’ve never had a standing ovation at the Opry like that, period. Somebody said the other day, ‘The Opry crowd, they wanna sit. They don’t wanna stand up.’ Opry put it on their YouTube channel — we didn’t know they were gonna do it, and I woke up the next morning and I’m the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter and Facebook. I was like, ‘Crap, what did I do last night?’ Trying to jog my memory. Then I saw it was that video, and I was like, ‘Dang!’ It was getting shared like hotcakes. We had a good indication that it was gonna work [as a single].”

McCreery recently earned his fourth consecutive Country Airplay No. 1 hit with “You Time,” a single from his latest album Same Truck, which was released last month.

Scotty McCreery Earns Fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay 

Scotty McCreery is spending more (you) time at the summit…

The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican country singer and former American Idol champion has earned his fourth total and consecutive No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, as “You Time” rises to the top of the list dated October 2.

In the week ending September 26, the song increased by 8% to 27.7 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data.

“You Time” is the lead single from McCreery’s new studio set Same Truck, which launches at No. 10 on Top Country Albums.

“I wrote this song with Frank [Rogers] and Aaron [Eshuis] in 2019, but it still feels brand new, McCreery tells Billboard. “Now that I’m back on the road, it’s been fun to see the audience get excited and dance when we play ‘You Time.’ It gets a great reaction from the crowd every night. I appreciate country radio for playing and supporting the song, my label [Triple Tigers] and management. Most of all, my gratitude is to the fans who are always there for me. Having ‘You Time’ hit No. 1 is a great way to celebrate 10 years of making music.”

McCreery, who won American Idol in 2011, first appeared on Country Airplay that June with the eventual No. 15-peaking “I Love You This Big.” “You Time” is his 12th entry; he’s notched all four of his leaders on Triple Tigers, where he signed in 2017.

McCreery first led Country Airplay for a week in March 2018 with “Five More Minutes.” He followed with “This Is It” (two weeks, February 2019, two weeks) and “In Between” (one week, June 2020).

Meanwhile, “You Time” enters the top 10 of the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart (13-8), with 3.6 million U.S. streams (up 17%) and 1,300 sold (up 17%), in addition to its airplay, in the week ending Sept. 23. It’s McCreery’s fourth top 10 on the tally.


Concurrently, “You Time” parent LP Same Truck rolls in at No. 10 on Top Country Albums, starting as McCreery’s seventh top 10. It enters with 10,000 equivalent album units, including 6,000 in album sales. The set follows Seasons Change, which opened atop the survey in March 2018 as his third No. 1.

Scotty McCreery’s “In Between” Soars to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart

Make that three in a row for Scotty McCreery…  

The 26-year-old part-Puerto Rican country music singer and former American Idol champion hasnotched his third consecutive and total No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “In Between” blasts from No. 8 to the top spot on the list dated June 27.

Scotty McCreery

In the tracking week ending June 21, McCreery’s song increased 25% to 26.7 million audience impressions. It drew its biggest gains on WIVK Knoxville, Tenn., WKHK Richmond, Va. (up 260,000 impressions); WNSH New York (up 247,000) and KSCS Dallas (up 235,000). 

The track’s 8-1 rise is the second greatest to the Country Airplay summit in the chart’s 30-year history. 

On the October 12, 1991-dated chart, another song with the word “between” in its title leapt 9-1: Ricky Van Shelton’s “Keep It Between the Lines.”

Scotty McCreery Earns Second No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart with “This Is It”

Scotty McCreery is back at the top of the charts…

The 25-year-old part-Puerto Rican country singer and former American Idol champion has notched his second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, as “This Is It” ascends 2-1 in its 37th week on the chart dated February 16. 

Scotty McCreery

The ballad increased by 8 percent to 39.6 million audience impressions in the week ending February 10, according to Nielsen Music

On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-blended Hot Country Songschart, it enters the top five (6-4).

McCreery co-authored the song, with Frank Rogersand Aaron Eshuis, for his then-longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal, and sang it at their wedding last June 16. 

“Two weeks before I proposed, we wrote ‘This Is It’ as a love song for Gabi,” McCreery tells Billboard. “It’s our story. If the song existed solely for she and I, that would be completely fine with me. But to have our story on the radio and then reach No. 1 on the Billboard chart just makes my heart sing. Gabi is my world, she inspires me every day, and I think people can feel the realness of our love story when they listen to the song and watch the video. The fact that so many couples are now using ‘This’ in their own weddings gives me chills.”

McCreery, who won American Idol in 2011, earns his second Country Airplay leader in a row from his album Seasons Change, which became his third Top Country AlbumsNo. 1 in March 2018. He notched his first Country Airplay No. 1 with the album’s first single, “Five More Minutes,” which led for a week the same month.

Dorough & the Backstreet Boys Return to the Billboard Hot 100 with Their Florida Georgia Line Collaboration “God, Your Mama, And Me”

It’s the end of a decade-long drought for Howie Dorough

The 42-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and his fellow Backstreet Boys band mates have returned to the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time since 2007, as Florida Georgia Line‘s “God, Your Mama, And Me,” featuring the boy band, debuts at No. 92 on the chart (dated March 18).

Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys had last appeared on the Hot 100 with “Inconsolable,” which reached No. 86 in September 2007.

The new collaboration is BSB‘s 17th Hot 100 hit (and first in a featured role). The group has tallied six top 10s, led by its highest-charting, No. 2-peaking 1997 breakthrough smash “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart).”

On the Hot Country Songs chart, “God, Your Mama, And Me” enters the top 20 (21-16) as the top Streaming Gainer, following the February 20 arrival of its official video, which stars both FGL and BSB. The song enters Country Streaming Songs at No. 15, up 31 percent to 2.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music. It also pushes 6-5 on Country Digital Song Sales (20,000 downloads sold, up 27 percent) and 34-31 on Country Airplay (6.5 million in audience, up 14 percent).

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley remembers seeing Backstreet Boys in concert in 1998. “It was nuts,” he recently told Billboard. “People were just screaming, hooting and hollering all around.”

“To have the Backstreet Boys featured on [“God”] was something we kind of envisioned in the studio while recording it,” the duo’s Tyler Hubbard added. “To have that come to fruition was amazing. It really, really took that song to the next level.”

Said Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, “I’m a father of two boys, so I like how the song could have a double meaning. You could be talking about your children, or your spouse, or your love interest. I think it’s poetic, and it’s got a great melody.”

Shakira and Blake Shelton Perform “Medicine” at the ACM Awards

She’s not a registered nurse, but Shakira is a Florence Nightingale when it comes to delivering musical medicine.

The 37-year-old Colombian singer and fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton offered television viewers a taste of “Medicine,” their new country-tinged duet, at Sunday’s ACM Awards.

Shakira and Blake Shelton at the ACM Awards

Donning a rockin’ red dress and above-the-knee black boots, Shakira delivered a spirited version of the pa-pa-pa-pounding love anthem with the country music superstar. Following their performance Shakira and Shelton exchanged a huge smile and a hug.

The duet is the result of Shakira’s desire to go a little bit country, having approached Shelton after the two worked together on The Voice.

“I told him I wanted to work with Nashville people,” Shakira told Billboard last month. “I was a little tired of L.A. I wanted people with another point of view, real people with roots with whom I feel comfortable working in the same room. And I told Blake I wanted to do a song that had the narrative of a country song, that was picturesque, that was a real song. But it also needed to suit me, because after all, I’m Colombian.”

“Medicine” hit No. 57 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after the release of her self-titled album in late March, netting her first entry on a country chart.

Shakira to Perform “Medicine” with Blake Shelton at the ACM Awards

Shakira will be upping her medicine this weekend…

The 37-year-old Colombian superstar and The Voice coach will perform alongside Blake Shelton at Sunday’s ACM Awards.

Shakira & Blake Shelton

Shakira and her fellow coach on NBC’s reality singing competition will perform their collaboration “Medicine” during the country music awards celebration, which will be televised live on CBS from Las Vegas.

“Medicine” is one of the singles from Shakira’s recently released self-titled tenth album.

The Shakira-Shelton duet came from “Shakira’s folks reaching out to us, saying we have this opportunity and would you be interested? As producers we’re always looking for these moments when we can bring folks together. We think its great for the show.”

“Medicine” will debut this week on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week at No. 57.

The ACM Awards are handed out by the Academy of Country Music.