Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi Make a Stylish Entrance To People’s Choice Country Awards
It was date night for Scotty and Gabi!
Gabi Dugal McCreery and Scotty McCreery; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC
Scotty McCreery and his wife, Gabi, turned heads on the People’s Choice Country Awards red carpet on Thursday evening (Sept. 28).
The beloved couple enjoyed a date night at the star-studded event, which took place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, Tenn.
Sporting a textured silky suit jacket over an all-black ensemble, McCreery was all smiles as he arrived to the carpet hand in hand with his beautiful wife Gabi, who opted for a black dress complete with padded shoulders.
“It’s gonna be a beautiful night,” McCreery told Alexandra Kay on the red carpet ahead of the show.
Scotty and Gabi, who reside in North Carolina, have known each other since Kindergarten. The couple’s love story is straight out of a fairy tale as Gabi used to doodle hearts and “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” in her diary.
The couple wed in June of 2018 and in the fall of 2022, they became parents with the addition of their son, Merrick Avery McCreery.
“Never known a love like this,” the American Idol season 10 winner shared following the birth of his son.
Since then, the country star has been open about the profound impact becoming a father has had on his life and promises to have a family-first mentality when making decisions about his career.
Scotty McCreery was on hand to present during the NBC broadcast.
It’s been an eventful few weeks for the North Carolina native, who recently released his brand-new single, “Cab In A Solo” to country radio.
The song made a major impact upon its radio add-date, earning a whopping 120 first-week adds and securing the title of the most-added song at country radio for that week. Additionally, 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.
“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!”
Released to streaming platforms on Friday (Aug. 18), ”Cab In A Solo” will appear on McCreery’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-announced new album.
The first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards will take place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (Sept. 28).
Throughout the show, awards for 12 categories will be given out, including People’s Artist of 2023, Male Artist of 2023, Female Artist of 2023, Group/Duo of 2023, New Artist of 2023, Social Country Star of 2023, Song of 2023, Collaboration Song of 2023, Crossover Song of 2023, Album of 2023, Music Video of 2023 and Concert Tour of 2023.
Toby Keith will be honored with the Country Icon Award and Wynonna Judd is set to be celebrated with the Country Champion Award.
The coveted awards show will feature performances from Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Wynonna Judd and more.
Adam Doleac, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, Jessie James Decker, Josh Ross, Kameron Marlowe, Kristin Cavallari, Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Leanne Morgan, Mickey Guyton, Nikki Garcia, Scotty McCreery and The War And Treaty are also set to take the stage as presenters.
Little Big Town will serve as the host of the show. “We are honored to host the inaugural ‘People’s Choice Country Awards,’ especially on one of our most beloved stages in the entire world,” the group previously shared in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming so many of our talented peers to take the Opry stage for this magical night of music.”
The 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards is set to air live on NBC and Peacock on September 28 at 8/7c simultaneously on NBC and Peacock.
The livestream will also air on Peacock, PCA Twitter, NBC Twitter/Facebook/YouTube, TODAY All Day/Twitter, E! News Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/E!Online, Access Twitter/YouTube, and Circle TV Network and Circle social platforms, featuring red carpet arrivals, backstage chats and more.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.