Scotty McCreery and Family All Smiles As They Kick Off Football Season In Style

The “Cab In A Solo” singer and his family cheered on their favorite teams over the weekend.


Lauren Jo Black

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September 11, 2023


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Scotty McCreery and Family; Photo Courtesy Of Instagram

Scotty McCreery, his wife, Gabi, and his 11-month-old son, Merrick Avery McCreery, rang in the start of football season in style over the weekend!

On Monday morning (Sept. 11), the “Cab In A Solo” singer took to social media to share a series of photos, featuring his picture-perfect family sporting football gear and cheering on their favorite teams.

Team Spirit

The post featured four pictures, including two where McCreery and his son sported matching New England Patriots jerseys with McCreery and the number one emblazoned on the back on Sunday (Sept. 10). Another photo in the carousel captured McCreery, his wife, and son attending the North Carolina State University Wolfpack game in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday (Sept. 9).

“First football weekend of the year! 🏈” McCreery captioned the carousel of images.

Despite being from North Carolina, Scotty McCreery has always been a longtime fan of the New England Patriots. He often writes about the football team on social media as well as sports their gear on a regular basis. 

In October of 2022, Scotty McCreery and his son, who was a newborn at the time, wore matching ensembles as they cheered on the Patriots together from McCreery’s home in The Tar Heel State just days after Avery’s birth. 

“Avery’s first NFL Sunday! Go Pats, buddy!” McCreery captioned the photo at the time.

Cheering On The Patriots

Ahead of Avery’s birth, the New England Patriots sent McCreery a gift, a custom baby jersey.

“Baby’s first jersey!!!” he wrote in his Instagram stories at the time, sharing a snapshot of the adorable child-sized Patriots’ jersey and a letter from the sports team. 

Avery will soon celebrate his first birthday as he was born on Monday (Oct. 24). He arrived 11 days ahead of schedule, weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz., and measuring 21 inches.

Scotty McCreery and Gabi; Photos via Instagram
Scotty McCreery and Gabi; Photos via Instagram

New Single At Country Radio

The new photos come as McCreery’s current single, “Cab In A Solo,” makes its way into the Top 40 at Country radio, just weeks after its release.  “Cab In A Solo” officially impacted Country radio on Monday (Aug. 21), accumulating a staggering 120 first-week adds from radio stations spanning the United States.

“UNREAL🤯🤯🤯 Thank you COUNTRY RADIO!!!” McCreery wrote to celebrate the milestone on Instagram. 

The track received the most first week adds of McCreery’s career as well as the largest first week for his label Triple Tigers and the third biggest add day of the year.

Released to streaming platforms on Friday (Aug. 18), ”Cab In A Solo” will appear on McCreery’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-announced new album.


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The overwhelming response from the radio community not only highlights the song’s instant appeal but also underscores Scotty McCreery’s ongoing ability to captivate audiences.

Upon hearing the news, the 29-year-old singer/songwriter quickly reacted to the milestone.

“Wow! I’ve been doing this now for twelve years, and this is the largest add week I’ve ever had and it’s the first time I’ve had the most added song on my first week,” McCreery exclaimed. “Thank you country radio for all your support both now and through the years, and thanks to the Triple Tigers promotion team. I’ll be drinking cab in a solo tonight!”

Scotty McCreery will return to the road this week. He has shows scheduled in Stillwater, Oklahoma (Sept. 15), Midland, Texas (Sept. 16), and Long Beach, California (Sept. 17).

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.