WATCH: Scotty McCreery’s ‘GMA’ Performance Turns Into A Family Affair With Wife Gabi and Son Avery Cheering Him On

McCreery took the stage to perform his latest chart-climbing single, “It Matters To Her.”


Lauren Jo Black

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June 14, 2023


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Scotty McCreery and Family; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo

Scotty McCreery made his way to the Big Apple for a performance of his latest single, “It Matters To Her,” on Good Morning America, and he brought his wife, Gabi, and son, Merrick Avery, along for the ride.   

The McCreery family got up early on Wednesday (June 14) for the performance which took place in the heart of New York City. As he was introduced by a GMA host, Gabi and little Avery were seen side-stage showing their support for the country star. 

GMA Performance

Scotty McCreery; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo
Scotty McCreery; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo

For his national television debut, Avery sported an adorable outfit, complete with white Converse Chuck Taylors and plaid overalls. 

Gabi was all smiles as she swayed with Avery on her hip as they waited for the performance to begin. 


McCreery then appeared alongside his five-piece band to deliver a flawless performance of the chart-climbing hit. 

“It matters to her, it stays on her mind/ When you put her first every single time/ When you think she don’t see, when you think she don’t care/ When you think she don’t notice what you’re doin’ there/ Every little look, every single word/ Oh, it matters to her,” McCreery sang on the chorus. 

Scotty McCreery; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo
Scotty McCreery; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo

Throughout the performance, Gabi and Avery could be seen dancing along from the studio. 

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“It Matters To Her” appears on McCreery’s latest project, Same Truck: The Deluxe Album.  

The Top 10 (and climbing) song was co-written by McCreery alongside Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, and was influenced by lessons he learned during four years of marriage to Gabi.   

Scotty McCreery - Same Truck The Deluxe Album
Scotty McCreery – Same Truck The Deluxe Album

“I’m a lyric guy,” McCreery recently shared with the press. “I’m a story guy, a message guy. And this story was just us sitting back, talking one day, me and Rhett [Akins] and LeeThomas Miller and just being like, ‘Man, you know what I’m learning? It’s just the littlest things. Like if I go downstairs and just empty the dishwasher, and she doesn’t have to tell me to stop watching golf and go do it, it’s a little thing, but it adds up over time. And I’m learning as a young husband, that’s what adds up and makes the difference.’ And I can still work on it. Like, I still shave and leave my beard hair in the sink. and she yells from downstairs like, ‘What the heck?’ But, it’s a cool song to sing.” 

McCreery brought the song to life with a music video that features personal family photos and video photos. The clip plays out like a digital scrapbook of his journey to fatherhood. 

Personal Music Video

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The North Carolina native has been deeply impacted by becoming a father and recently opened up about how it’s impacting his new music. 

“There’s definitely gonna be some baby songs, as you could guess,” McCreery told Taste of Country of his next album. “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

Scotty McCreery is finishing up his time on the road with Brooks & Dunn for the REBOOT Tour and says joining the “Neon Moon” singers on the trek is a major career highlight. 

“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 previously shared. 

After his time on tour with the legendary country duo, McCreery will continue to tour and has several fairs and festivals on the books for the remainder of the year. 

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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.