Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi Share Sweet Milestone With Baby Boy: ‘Welcome Home, Avery!’

Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi returned to their North Carolina home on Wednesday with their baby boy in tow.  …


Lauren Jo Black

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October 26, 2022

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Scotty McCreery and Family; Photos Courtesy Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi returned to their North Carolina home on Wednesday with their baby boy in tow.  

The “It Matters To Her” singer took to his Instagram stories on Wednesday evening (Oct. 26) to document his son, Merrick Avery McCreery, leaving the hospital to go home.

Soundtracked by Skylar Grey’s “I’m Coming Home,” McCreery shared a photo of his newborn son in a car seat in the back of their car before they headed home. 

The new proud parents also shared a family photo with the caption, “Welcome home, Avery!”

In the comments, the country hitmaker revealed that he “never got above 35” when someone asked how slow he drove on the way home from the hospital. 

Scotty McCreery and Family; Photo Courtesy Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery and Family; Photo Courtesy Scotty McCreery

The couple announced Merrick Avery’s birth with fans via a joint Instagram post on Tuesday (Oct. 25). 

Baby McCrreery arrived 11 days earlier than expected on Monday, October 24 at 4:34 AM and weighed 7 lbs 13oz at birth. 

“Never known a love like this,” McCreery captioned his post. “Merrick Avery McCreery joined us 11 days early on October 24th at 4:34am! 7 lbs 13oz of nothin but love!”

McCreery concluded his post by saying, “Thank y’all for all of your prayers during this exciting season of life! Healthy baby and a healthy mama! Praise God.”

The announcement post included a series of five photos, including a photo of baby Merrick in his bassinet and photos of McCreery and his wife with their precious new bundle of joy.

“Next to his mother, he is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen,” McCreery excitedly shared. “We have been waiting and preparing all year, and now we are so excited to have our little man here with us. We have begun a grand new adventure that will continue for the rest of our lives.”

“Gabi was a total rock star during Avery’s birth. I could not be more proud of her,” the new father added. “She has already taken to motherhood like a champ. Part of my joy as his Dad is watching Gabi already crush it as his Mom.”

Scotty McCreery, Gabi; Photos via Instagram
Scotty McCreery, Gabi; Photos via Instagram

McCreery and his wife Gabi first revealed they are expecting their first child in late June of 2021. 

The “Damn Strait” singer revealed the news exclusively with PEOPLE on Tuesday, June 21, unveiling that their new addition will be arriving this fall, in November.

He also revealed their baby’s gender with the outlet. “We got a little man on the way,” the North Carolina native said with a smile.

“I was the only boy on both sides of my family, the last McCreery boy out there,” McCreery told the outlet. “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.”

McCreery, who is currently on “paternity leave,” will return to the road on November 30, where he will play a show in Las Vegas, NV at the Downtown Hoedown on Fremont Street.

On November 18, Scotty McCreery will release a deluxe version of his 2021 album, Same Truck, as well as a vinyl. The expanded edition includes six new tracks. The project will be available on Vinyl, CD, and Digital formats and will feature six additional new songs that weren’t on the original Same Truck album that came out last year. Two of the new bonus tracks from the album, “Nothin’ Right” and “Small Town Story,” are available for streaming now.

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“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.

His latest single “It Matters To Her,” which he wrote with Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, recently charted in the Top 50 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. “It Matters To Her” follows McCreery’s three-week No.1 hit “Damn Strait,” which was his fifth consecutive No. 1 single.

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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.