Scotty McCreery And Pregnant Wife Gabi Have Date Night At North Carolina State Fair
The couple will welcome their first child in a few short weeks.
Scotty McCreery and Wife, Gabi; Photo Courtesy North Carolina State Fair, Instagram
Scotty McCreery and his wife, Gabi, are soaking up the last few weeks before they welcome their first child, a baby boy.
Now that he’s taking a break from touring to spend time with the mom-to-be, McCreery has some extra free time for fun. The couple recently had a night out at the North Carolina State Fair where they enjoyed some festival food and even posed for a couple of pictures, according to the NC State Fair Twitter account.
The caption read, “We enjoyed hosting Scotty McCreery and his wife, Gabi, at the fair yesterday! He even took the time for a few fan photos. #NCStateFair #sohappytogether.”
McCreery recently confessed to PEOPLE that leaving behind his pregnant wife to head out on the road has been especially difficult these last few weeks.
“It’s getting tougher and tougher to leave home,” he told the outlet. “My wife and my dog drop me off at the airport and we hug and kiss goodbye. And now she’s got a bump, and it’s like I’m saying goodbye to three instead of just two.”
“We got a little man on the way,” the North Carolina native shared.
“I was the only boy on both sides of my family, the last McCreery boy out there,” he explained. “Gabi’s from two sisters in her family, so I just figured it would be a girl. But we got a surprise of a boy.”
The lovebirds first met each other in kindergarten and in June of 2018, they finally got married and added their dog, Moose, to their family the next year.
McCreery also told PEOPLE that he and Gabi have “always talked about” having children together and that dream is about to become reality.
“We always knew we wanted kids, but we always knew we wanted the first few years to travel and have time on the road, to see things and experience life,” he shared. “We’ve gotten to live a lot of life and do some cool things, so it seems like now’s a good time to settle down a little and expand the family.
When it comes to parenting, McCreery told Country Now that in a way, he plans to follow in his parents’ footsteps by instilling some of the same core values in his “little man” that his parents’ taught him growing up.
“You know, nothing come easy. No matter what it was for me growing up, whether it be grades, schoolwork, baseball or being Conrad Birdie in By By Birdie at the school play, they were like, ‘Hey, you know, this is what you gotta focus on, that it’s hard work. It’s not just gonna come easy to you.’ So, I think that’s gonna be some of the values I’m hoping to instilling in little man and just helping others as well,” he shared before adding, “I mean, impacting people in a positive way is something my parents taught me well before I was doing country music for a living. That was kind of my mission as a kid growing up and it still is today.”
This has been a big year for the American Idol alum. In addition to his preparations for fatherhood, he also saw great success with his single, “Damn Strait,” which was inspired by the country music icon, George Strait. This song is McCreery’s fifth chart-topper in a row, and spent three weeks at No. 1, marking his biggest hit to date.
“I’ve known since February that I’m gonna be a father by the end of the year — and then having my biggest song with ‘Damn Strait’ at the same time,” he says, “I don’t think I’ve stopped smiling all year.”
On Nov. 18, he’ll keep the momentum going with the release of a deluxe edition of his latest album, Same Truck. This extended project will feature six new songs, including his latest song release, “Nothin’ Right.”
“I’ve been sitting on these extra songs that we recorded since we started the Same Truck project and I’ve always wanted to hear this album on vinyl,” he wrote on Twitter.
Same Truck: The Deluxe Album was produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells, and Aaron Eshuis. Scotty McCreery serves as a co-writer on four of the six new tracks.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.