Tuesday, October 25, 2022
– Scotty McCreery and his wife, Gabi, became parents on Monday as their son, Merrick Avery McCreery, was born at 4:34 a.m. eastern in Raleigh, N.C.
"Mother and son are both doing well," according to a press release.
Their son was named after Gabi's father, Merrick (Tre) Dugal III, and will be called Avery. Young Avery was born weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. and is 21 inches long.
"Next to his mother, he is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen," said McCreery. "We have been waiting and preparing all year, and now we are so excited to have our little man here with us. We have begun a grand new adventure that will continue for the rest of our lives."
"Gabi was a total rock star during Avery's birth. I could not be more proud of her," he said. "She has already taken to motherhood like a champ. Part of my joy as his dad is watching Gabi already crush it as his mom."
the birth of his son, the family name has now extended into the next generation. "I'm no longer the last male McCreery. It's up to Avery now."
McCreery is on what he calls "paternity leave" from the road until his Nov. 30 show in Las Vegas at the Downtown Hoedown on Fremont Street. His new single "It Matters to Her," which he wrote with Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, recently charted in the Top 50 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. It follows his three-week number one hit "Damn Strait," which was his fifth consecutive chart topper.
The North Carolina native's "Same Truck: The Deluxe Album" will be released on Nov. 18 with six new songs. Two of the songs - "Nothin' Right" and "Small Town Story" - are available for streaming now.