Scotty McCreery Celebrates His 30th Birthday With Heartwarming Family Moment

The chart-topping country star also dished on the life lessons he’s learned in the past three decades.


Melanie Rooten

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October 9, 2023


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Scotty McCreery and Son Avery; Photo Courtesy Instagram

October 9th is a very special day, as it is country s­­­­uperstar Scotty McCreery’s birthday!

It looks like the chart-topping artist is having a laid-back morning celebrating 30 years of life alongside his adorable family, with his wife, Gabi McCreery, sharing a precious photo of the celebration to her 116k followers on Instagram.

Birthday Snapshot

The photo featured the birthday boy cuddled up on the couch with his son, Merrick Avery McCreery, surrounded by gold and white balloons. 

Photo Courtesy Gabi McCreery
Photo Courtesy Gabi McCreery

“30 years young today @scottymccreery 🥳🤩❤️,” Gabi wrote to accompany the picture.

Life Lessons

With three decades in the books, McCreery dished to Country Now and other media about how he has grown not only as a person, but also as an artist during his 30 years of life, ultimately sharing some valuable words of wisdom to young folks across the globe.

“I think I still go back to a few years ago as far as maybe one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in life, and it’s just about perseverance and being a fighter,” the North Carolina native began. 

“I went through just some rough times there business-wise… I can’t complain too much about life, but business-wise, things were just not going great and I had two choices. I was like, ‘Well, it was a fun run. Five years is more than a lot of people get,’ or I was like, ‘Man, you got to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and put one foot in front of the other, and if you want to keep doing this, you’re going to have to fight,’ and I did that, and we came out the other end, you know, better than ever,” the ACM Award-winning artist explained passionately, before diving into how this has translated into his personal life as well.

Photo Courtesy Scotty McCreery
Photo Courtesy Scotty McCreery

“I think just through life, not just that one instance, but you know, with my relationship with Gabi, every day you have to wake up and fight for it… you gotta make it what you want it to be, because marriage, you know, as awesome as it is, ain’t nobody gonna say it’s easy,” McCreery pointed out. “Every day you gotta sit there and, you know, be persistent about making it what you want to be, and raising a kid, as awesome as it is, you know, it ain’t easy.”


The “Cab In A Solo” singer said it all boils down to persistence and living life intentionally. 

“Just being persistent [and] being intentional with how you live your life and what you want your life to be, I think that’s kind of what I’ve learned about myself that I’m able to do and willing to do,” he concluded with a grin.

Gabi Dugal McCreery and Scotty McCreery; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC
Gabi Dugal McCreery and Scotty McCreery; Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC

To follow this important lesson the American Idol alum learned during his 30 years of life, McCreery dished about how this life experience will impact some of the new tunes he has on the horizon.

New Album Coming Soon

“I got started at an age where I hadn’t lived a lot of life, you know, and that used to bug the mess out of me when people would say, ‘What’s he gonna sing about? He’s only 17 or 18,’ the seasoned country star explained in the interview. “Now looking back, you know, at 30, I’m like, ‘Man, I hadn’t lived life.’ I hadn’t gone off and lived by myself, I hadn’t lost folks, I hadn’t gotten married… I’ve got all these more stories to tell, and I want to tell them, and I’m happy to tell them.”

With “more stories to tell” and even more years of life to come, McCreery’s forthcoming project is sure to be nothing short of spectacular. 

Fans can connect with the country crooner on Instagram @scottymccreery to stay tuned on the album he has been teasing.

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Melanie Rooten

Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Country Now in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Music Mayhem, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).