This week Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery earned his fifth consecutive No. 1 with “Damn Strait.” The song hit the top spot on the Mediabase chart this week while earning a second straight week atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart. McCreery makes history as the first artist on the roster of Triple Tigers Records to score five consecutive number one hits. The second single off his latest album, Same Truck, has earned more than 124 million streams.
“Damn Strait” also topped the Music Row Country Radio Breakout Chart and has spent four weeks atop the CDX Traction Mainstream Country Chart. The track, which serves as both a classic heartbreak song as well as tribute to the King of Country himself – George Strait, has already become a fan favorite at McCreery’s live shows.
“This song is such a great tribute to one of my musical heroes, George Strait, while also using his song titles in a clever way to tell such a heartbreaking story. I’ve loved it from the moment I first heard it,” said McCreery. “It is one of my favorite songs that I’ve recorded, and the fans love it in concert as well. You can feel the anticipation in the air as they get ready to sing along on the chorus.”
“When we heard Scotty sing this song, we thought we had something really special,” said Kevin Herring, SVP/Promotion, Triple Tigers Records. “After playing it for a handful of radio programmers, we were sure of it. What a fun ride.”
“Damn Strait” follows McCreery’s fourth consecutive No. 1 single “You Time,” also from his fifth studio album Same Truck. Released in late 2021, the Garner, North Carolina native shifted his perspective to reflect on the last decade of his career and life with wife Gabi and dog Moose. McCreery and his wife Gabi recently announced that they are expecting their first child, a boy, to be born in early November.
Same Truck was produced by Frank Rogers, Aaron Eshuis and Derek Wells, the team who produced his previous project, the RIAA Gold-certified Seasons Change which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and contained three consecutive No. 1 hits: the Double RIAA Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes,” Platinum-certified “This is It,” and Gold-certified “In Between.” McCreery co-wrote every song on that album.