Scotty McCreery Recalls His Best and Worst Dates

As Scotty McCreery prepares to go on a double date with his wife and one of his fans, the country…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 31, 2019


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Scotty McCreery and Gabi; Photo via Instagram

As Scotty McCreery prepares to go on a double date with his wife and one of his fans, the country hitmaker is looking back on his best and worst nights out.

McCreery, who wed his longtime love Gabi in June of 2018, says their favorite date nights usually revolve around one thing: food.

“I would say our favorite dates always involve food, ice cream, and probably maybe a movie or something,” the “In Between” singer recently shared with Country Now and other reporters.

“But Angus Barn is probably our favorite restaurant in North Carolina,” he continued. “They have a little chocolate chess pie with ice cream that knocks it all out!”

Although the couple has had their fair share of amazing dates, they’ve also endured some not-so-great experiences as well.

“The worst date I’d probably say was early on, I took her to Logan’s,” he explained. “I think there was food poisoning involved and it was… not a great night. At all.”

Scotty and Gabi, along with Carly Pearce and Michael Ray, Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell, and Kane and Katelyn Brown recently teamed up with Bumble, the women-first social networking app, to offer fans a chance to win the ultimate double date night experience. Fans can enter via the Bumble app and four lucky winners and their best friend or date will receive a unique double date with one of the country couples.

Additionally, Bumble will make a $25,000 donation to the charity of each couple’s choice. The McCreerys’ charity of choice? St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“St. Jude is just an awesome organization and they do incredible work,” McCreery said. “A few years ago, I had the pleasure of getting to go down there and meeting a lot of the kids…I had never been to a hospital like that, where the kids were smiling and [there were] just bright faces everywhere you looked.”

Those interested in a shot at winning a double date with Scotty and Gabi can download the Bumble app in the App Store or via Google Play.

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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.