Scotty McCreery’s Son Avery Has His Very Own All Access Pass: ‘Dad’s Biggest Fan’

McCreery’s Son Avery is officially 6 months old!


Lauren Jo Black

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May 4, 2023

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Scotty McCreery and Son, Avery; Photos via Instagram

Scotty McCreery’s son, Merrick Avery McCreery, is officially 6 months old and is his “dad’s biggest fan.”

Scotty’s wife, Gabi, celebrated Avery’s half-birthday with a gallery of photos on Instagram. The post included sweet snapshots of their baby boy posing by a letterboard commemorating his 6 month milestone. 

Also included in the gallery were photos of Avery enjoying solid foods, dipping his toes in the water, enjoying time with their family dog, Moose, and spending quality time with Scotty.

Avery Is 6 Months Old

Proving he’s Scotty McCreery’s biggest little fan, Avery was also pictured with protective ear coverings and his very own all-access pass.   

“6 months with our happy boy 💙💙 Mama’s right hand man and dad’s biggest fan 😁🚎🤩,” Gabi captioned the post. 

McCreery, who recently wrapped his Damn Strait Tour, previously opened up to Music Mayhem about bringing his son on tour with him and becoming a “road daddy.” 

Scotty McCreery and Gabi Dugal with baby Avery; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Scotty McCreery and Gabi Dugal with baby Avery; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

A Road Baby

“[We’re] bringing a baby on the road and getting him used to the lifestyle. Like it or not, [I’m] going to be a road daddy for a while, so hopefully he loves it,” McCreery said. “We’re bringing out a baby bus. So he will be with me out there most of the dates. That will be a fun new way to do the road. I’ve kind of had my system down pat for 10 years now. So, that will be a little change, but a great one.”

Scotty and Gabi welcomed Merrick Avery on October 24, 2022. He arrived 11 days before his due date. 

Becoming a father has quickly changed McCreery’s way of thinking and impacted the way he makes career decisions. 

Scotty McCreery and Gabi Dugal with baby Avery; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Scotty McCreery and Gabi Dugal with baby Avery; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Loving Fatherhood

“The power of saying ‘no’ to some things is becoming a big thing for me,” the chart-topping star told US Magazine. “Realizing, ‘Hey man, you’re a father now.’ I wanna be there for my kid.”

While their lives are a bit “crazy right now” due to balancing life on the road with parenthood, the couple is enjoying every second. 

“The last four or five months have been incredible just watching our little boy grow,” McCreery said. “We’ve had one [date] since having Avery. The grandparents came over and watched him while we went out to eat, and it was just nice. We love to eat and love to drink a nice glass of wine. I think we were both enjoying the time away, but we’re also wanting to get back to Avery.”

In addition to his hectic touring schedule, McCreery is also in the midst of working on his next album. He recently returned to the studio to begin the record process and promised that there will be a few tracks inspired by his son. 

“There’s definitely gonna be some baby songs, as you could guess,” McCreery told Taste of Country. “My music, for sure, has, kind of, leaned a little bit into that autobiographical stuff.”

“Something that I learned about music is how alike we all are rather than different. When I talk about my life, I could be talking about thousands of other people’s lives, and they relate to it, too,” he added. “So there’ll be a lot of life stuff. Just about not taking things for granted, and that’s where I’m at right now — just appreciating this new stage of life and new fatherhood.”

Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

New Song

On Thursday (May 4), McCreery surprised fans with the release of a reimagined version of his song, “Why You Gotta Be Like That,” called “Why She Gotta Be Like That,” featuring Columbian singer/songwriter GUSI.

McCreery discovered the Latin sensation on social media after he saw GUSI performing his song “Why You Gotta Be Like That” and was struck with the idea for a duet between the two featuring both Spanish and English verses. 

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The country hitmaker is currently celebrating the success of his fast-rising single of his career with “It Matters To Her,” which is currently Top 10 and climbing. 

The tune, co-written by McCreery alongside Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, was influenced by lessons he learned during four years of marriage to his wife Gabi.

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On Tour

McCreery will soon join Brooks & Dunn on their REBOOT Tour, which kicks off on Thursday (May 4) and also features support from Megan Moroney. 

Scotty McCreery says joining the “Neon Moon” singers on the trek is a “dream come true.”

“Having been a huge fan of their music all my life, going out on the road with Kix and Ronnie is a dream come true for me,” McCreery added. “I can’t wait for this tour to begin!”

Additionally, Scotty McCreery is currently a featured artist in the new American Currents: State Of The Music, an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame that runs through February 4, 2024.

“It feels pretty incredible to be a part of this great group of American Currents here at the Country Music Hall of Fame. I have driven by the Hall of Fame a bunch. I have taken the tours. I’ve walked through and seen it and always wanted to be a part of it. It’s an honor to be included,” McCreery previously shared.

Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Tour Dates


4 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center

5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

6 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

11 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

13 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center

18 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena

19 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum

20 – North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena


1 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center

2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center-Arena

3 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

8 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena

10 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center

15 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

16 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

17 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Headlining Tour Dates And Festival Appearances


21 – Temecula, CA – Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

26 – Jefferson City, MO – CRMU Healthcare Amphitheater

27 – Bossier City, LA – Margaritaville Resort Casino

28 – Denham Springs, LA – Cajun Country Jam


6 – Nashville, TN – Country Kickoff Concert

9 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Fest


7 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Casino Northfield Park

8 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

13 – Knoxville, IN – Knox County Fair

14 – Portland, IN – Jay County Fair

15 – Baraboo, WI – Sauk County Fair

20 – Sacramento, CA – California State Fair

21 – Minden, NV – Carson Valley Inn Casino – TJ’s Corral

27 – Tooele, UT – Country Fan Fest

28 – Caldwell, ID – Canyon County Fair


3 – Prairie Du Chien, WI – County Line Country Fest

4 – Toledo, OH – Promenade Park

5 – Binghamton, NY – Spiediefest & Baloon Rally

6 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom   

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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.