Scotty McCreery Gives Update On Wife’s Pregnancy, Reveals Due Date: ‘We’re So Excited’

Scotty McCreery is counting down the days until he officially becomes a father.  The “Damn Strait” singer recently sat down…


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July 17, 2022


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Scotty McCreery is counting down the days until he officially becomes a father. 

The “Damn Strait” singer recently sat down with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton to chat about his current single, expecting his first child with his wife Gabi, baby names and more.

“We’re so excited, but I know life is going to be a lot different in a few months,” McCreery shared. 

The North Carolina native admitted that they had a girl name picked out, however, when they were told it was a boy, they had to start back at square one. 

“I was pretty sold it was going to be a girl, and I think she did too. So we had a girl name picked out, but we didn’t have a boy name. So we’re still in the process,” McCreery shared, adding that often discuss baby names. 

During the interview, McCreery also revealed his wife’s due date, which may be coming sooner than they initially thought. 

“Early November, although she just had her latest ultrasound, they said, ‘He’s measuring ahead of schedule,” McCreery explained. ”It looks like October 31st.’  I was like, ‘Oh boy! Halloween!’”

Gabi, who is a pediatric nurse, is well-versed in taking care of newborns, which can be a good or a bad thing. 

“I think she’s more of all the things that can go wrong,” McCreery said. ”She’s seen all that can go wrong, so that’s in her mind, but if I see her eyes get scared, I’ll probably freak out.”

McCreery and his wife first revealed the baby news exclusively with PEOPLE on Tuesday, June 21, initially unveiling that their new addition will be arriving this fall.

McCreery also revealed their baby’s gender with the outlet at the time. “We got a little man on the way,” the country hitmaker said with a smile.

“I was the only boy on both sides of my family, the last McCreery boy out there,” McCreery told People. “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 also said that he and Gabi have “always talked about” having children together. 

“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.”

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 added Moose to their family in early 2019. 

“The best day of my life was June 16, 2018, the day me and my wife got married,” McCreery recently told Skip Clark on the Skip Happens podcast. “We dated for years since 2012, so I knew for a longtime she was the one. That was just an incredible day.”

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Scotty McCreery’s next scheduled tour is July 22 in Jefferson, Indiana at Riverstage. See a full list of his upcoming tour dates 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.