Scotty McCreery Celebrates Two New RIAA Certifications With “Five More Minutes” And “Damn Strait”

“I’m excited to see the success of both of these songs recognized by the fans and the RIAA,” McCreery shared.


Ally Roden


Posted on May 24, 2023

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Scotty McCreery; Photo by Danielle Del Valle

Country superstar Scotty McCreery is celebrating a new milestone in his highly successful career: two new certifications that he earned from The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The Triple Tigers recording artist’s megahit “Five More Minutes” — the singer’s first of five consecutive No. 1 singles — has secured RIAA Triple-Platinum Certification, while his most recent back-to-back smash track, “Damn Strait,” earns RIAA Platinum status.

“I’ve always said that ‘Five More Minutes’ is my favorite song I’ve ever written. For it to become my first Triple Platinum single means it has really connected with the fans, and as a songwriter that’s what you hope for,” shared McCreery of the major accomplishment. “‘Damn Strait’ is one of the most fun songs I get to sing live each night. I’m excited to see the success of both of these songs recognized by the fans and the RIAA.”

“Five More Minutes”

Penned by McCreery alongside Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, “Five More Minutes” secured him one of five BMI Awards as a nod to his writing, one of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year and became the inspiration for two hit Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Network: “Five More Minutes” and “Five More Minutes: Moments Like These.”

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“Damn Strait”

Written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, “Damn Strait” acted as the second single from Scotty’s newest album, Same Truck. The track held the top spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard charts for three weeks and was named one of Billboard’s “The 10 Best Country Songs of 2022.”

In addition to his newest accolades, McCreery’s current single, “It Matters to Her,” is taking the charts by storm as his fastest rising single to date. Written by Scotty with Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, the song is in the top 5 on the Mediabase chart and has secured a spot in the top 7 on the Billboard chart.

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Scotty is currently on the road for the Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour, with eight shows remaining on the stint. Fans can also catch him on the road for solo dates throughout the summer.

To purchase tickets to the Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour 2023 and Scotty McCreery solo dates, visit

Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour 2023 Dates


18 — Birmingham, AL — Legacy Arena

19 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum

20 — North Little Rock, AR — Simmons Bank Arena


1 — Omaha, NE — CHI Health Center

2 — Sioux Falls, SD — Denny Sanford PREMIER Center-Arena

3 — St. Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center

8 — Duluth, GA — Gas South Arena

10 — Orlando, FL — Amway Center

15 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

16 — Columbus, OH — Nationwide Arena

17 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Scotty McCreery Headlining Tour Dates


21 — Temecula, CA — Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

26 — Jefferson City, MO — CRMU Healthcare Amphitheater

27 — Bossier City, LA — Margaritaville Resort Casino

28 — Denham Springs, LA — Cajun Country Jam


6 — Nashville, TN — Country Kickoff Concert

9 — Myrtle Beach, SC — Carolina Country Music Fest


7 — Northfield, OH — Hard Rock Casino Northfield Park

8 — Milwaukee, WI — Summerfest

13 — Knoxville, IN — Knox County Fair

14 — Portland, IN — Jay County Fair

15 — Baraboo, WI — Sauk County Fair

20 — Sacramento, CA — California State Fair

21 — Minden, NV — Carson Valley Inn Casino – TJ’s Corral

27 — Tooele, UT — Country Fan Fest

28 — Caldwell, ID — Canyon County Fair

Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski


3 — Prairie Du Chien, WI — County Line Country Fest

4 — Toledo, OH — Promenade Park

5 — Binghamton, NY — Spiediefest & Baloon Rally

6 — Hampton, NH — Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

18 — Lampe, MO — Black Oak Amphitheater

25 — Marshfield, WI — Central Wisconsin State Fair

26 — Dekalb, IL — DeKalb Corn Festival


1 — Evansville, IN — Victory Theatre

21 — Springdale, UT — O.C. Tanner Amphitheater

23 — Denver, CO — Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

“Why She Gotta Be Like That”

The North Carolina native surprised fans earlier this month with a new digital track, “Why She Gotta Be Like That,” which features Colombian singer/songwriter GUSI. After stumbling across the Latin sensation’s performance of his song “Why You Gotta Be Like That” on social media, McCreery knew that a duo between the two needed to happen. The track features both Spanish and English verses, and can be streamed now HERE.

Watch the official video for the single below.

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Fans can also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Scotty as one of the featured artists in the “American Currents: State of the Music” exhibit. The special exhibit will be on display through Feb. 4, 2024.

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