WATCH: Scotty McCreery Spreads Christmas Cheer On Good Morning America

During his appearance, McCreery reflected on his recent surprise invitation to became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.


Lauren Jo Black

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December 22, 2023


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Scotty McCreery; Photo Courtesy ABC, GMA

Scotty McCreery brought a dose of Christmas spirit to ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday (Dec. 21) with a performance of his new original Christmas song, “Feel Like the Holidays.” 

Prior to his performance on the GMA stage, the platinum-selling country star opened up about his recent surprise invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry during a conversation with Robin Roberts. 

Reflecting on the surprise invitation, which was delivered as an early Christmas present from Grand Ole Opry member Garth Brooks, McCrerry said, “[It was] just the coolest night of my life. It’s always been like the top goal in my career to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry and to have that happen and it to be Garth Brooks, like what in the world is going on? It’s crazy!” 

“Feel Like the Holidays”

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He also dished on his 2024 headlining Cab In A Solo Tour, revealing that the trek will be a family affair with his wife, Gabi, and 1-year-old son, Avery, tagging along.

“The whole family. We’ll be out there. So it’ll be a fun time,” McCreery shared. 

For his performance, the soon-to-be Grand Ole Opry member lit up the New York City stage with “Feel Like the Holidays,” a track written by Bobby Hamrick, Derek George, Frank Rogers, Jeremy Bussey and Monty Criswell. The song was released in October and marked McCreery’s first holiday release in 11 years

“I love Christmas and Christmas music, so I’m thrilled to release ‘Feel Like the Holidays’ today,” McCreery stated at the time of the release. “It’s got such a classic Christmas song vibe and puts you right in the mood for the holiday season. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed recording it.” 

“Santa Claus is Back in Town”

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In addition to performing “Feel Like the Holidays” on Good Morning America, McCreery also shared a performance of the Christmas classic “Santa Claus is Back in Town” during GMA3 later in the morning on Thursday. 

“Cab In A Solo” Continues To Climb The Charts

His performance comes as his latest single, “Cab In A Solo” continues to climb the charts at country radio. According to U.S. Radio Updater on X, the track cracked the Top 20 on the Mediabase country chart on Friday. 

Photo Courtesy Scotty McCreery
Photo Courtesy Scotty McCreery

This song is the lead single from the country crooner’s highly anticipated new album. While he has yet to unveil specific details about the project, the 30-year-old revealed that he and several of his songwriting friends took to the North Carolina mountains for a songwriting retreat and that several songs written during this trip will likely appear on the project. 

“1 mountain house. 2 days. 5 guys. 13 songs written,” he wrote on social media last spring. 

2024 Tour

Following a break for the holiday season, the platinum-selling singer/songwriter will launch his much-anticipated headlining Cab In A Solo Tour on Friday, Jan. 26 in Troy, Ohio. The trek will feature  Anne Wilson as direct support as well as Greylan James and Noah Hicks on select dates.

For additional info on McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour, click 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.