Scotty McCreery and Family Radiate Happiness In Heartwarming New Snapshot

The country star enjoyed some time off the road with his wife, Gabi, and son, Avery.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 27, 2023

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Scotty McCreery with his wife, Gabi, and Son, Avery; Photo via Instagram

Scotty McCreery and his family are all smiles in a sweet new family photo shared by the country star and his wife following the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The North Carolina native took a break from touring life to enjoy some well-deserved family time with his wife, Gabi, and 1-year-old son, Avery. The McCreery family documented the occasion with a family photo taken by a picturesque lakeshore lined with stunning golden and amber foliage. 

They captioned the joint Instagram post, which was shared on Saturday, Nov. 25: “Thankful for our little turkey 🥰🧡.” 

Fans were quick to compliment the family snapshot within the comments section as they boasted about the “beautiful family” and how fast little Avery is growing. 

How old is Scotty McCreery’s Son Avery? 

Merrick Avery turned 1 on October 24 and the family celebrated by throwing him a Toy Story-themed birthday bash. Scotty, Gabi, and Avery sported costumes for the occasion and the birthday boy had an adorable Toy Story smash cake with Toy Story characters Woody, Buzz, and Bullseye on top. 

Ahead of his son’s first birthday party, McCreery dished on the event with Country Now and other media outlets, revealing “Everybody’s coming over dressed as a Toy Story character, and we’ve already got his outfit picked out.” 

The idea to host a Toy Story party stemmed from Avery’s love for the movie. 

“He really likes Toy Story, and I loved Toy Story growing up. I always kind of felt like I was Andy, you know, like we grew up at the same age,” the 30-year-old explained. 

New Holiday Single Out Now

As his latest single, “Cab In A Solo,” continues to climb the charts at country radio (it’s currently sitting inside the Top 30 on the Mediabase Country Airplay chart), McCreery shared a brand new holiday single with fans. “Feel Like The Holidays” marks his first Christmas release in 11 years, following his 2012 Christmas With Scotty McCreery collection. This new track was penned by Bobby Hamrick, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Jeremy Bussey, and Monty Criswell and is out now.

“I love Christmas and Christmas music, so I’m thrilled to release ‘Feel Like the Holidays’ today,” McCreery said. “It’s got such a classic Christmas song vibe and puts you right in the mood for the holiday season. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed recording it.” 

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The chart-topping star will likely perform the song when he appears at Opry Country Christmas at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Sunday, Dec. 3. 

McCreery Is Kicking Off 2024 With A Headlining Tour

Scotty McCreery will close out the year with a few more shows as he has concerts planned in Roanoke, Va, Athens, OH, Wabash, IN, and more planned through December 8. Following a break for the holiday season, the platinum-selling singer/songwriter will launch his much-anticipated headlining Cab In A Solo Tour on Friday, Jan. 26 in Troy, Ohio. The trek will feature  Anne Wilson as direct support as well as Greylan James and Noah Hicks on select dates.

For additional info on McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour, click HERE.

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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.