Gabi McCreery, Scotty McCreery, son Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Gabi McCreery, Scotty McCreery, son Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

PHOTOS: Scotty McCreery & Wife Gabi Celebrate “Amazing” First Christmas With 2-Month-Old Son Avery

Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi McCreery celebrated their first Christmas as parents!

The McCreerys took to social media on Tuesday (Jan. 3) to share photos of their favorite holiday moments with their 2-month-old son, Avery, whose full name is Merrick Avery McCreery.

“A merry Christmas & a happy new year ✨✨” Gabi captioned a series of ten snapshots, which featured some precious moments with Scotty, Avery, as well as Gabi’s family. 

The first photo of the series of snapshots from The McCreerys’ Cajun Christmas in New Orleans featured Avery wearing a Santa outfit complete with a red Santa hat alongside a wooden holiday decoration of St. Nick on a sleigh pulled by alligators, which read “Christmas On The Bayou.” Other images featured in the carousel included snapshots of The McCreerys with their newborn son, Avery with Gabi’s parents and relatives, and more.


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Scotty also shared the photos to his social media with the caption, “Our first Christmas with Avery was amazing!”

Scotty and Gabi McCreery Also Gave Fans A Look At Their Personal Family Christmas Card

In addition to sharing photos from their time with family during the holidays, The McCreerys’ also shared their personal Christmas card with fans. On Friday (Dec. 23), McCreery and his wife took to Instagram to share their first Christmas card as a family of three. The festive card featured McCreery, his wife, son Merrick Avery McCreery, and their Labrador Retriever, Moose.

“Favorite Christmas cards yet 😁 @minted 🎄🎅🏻🎄” McCreery captioned the snapshots.

The post included two photos. The first featured Moose situated next to a gift with The McCreerys’ first Christmas card.

The front of the card, which was created on Minted, featured a photo of The McCreerys posed with their newborn son in front of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree with the word Merrier printed over it.

The back of the holiday card served as a birth announcement documenting the date Avery was born, his weight at birth and the message: “Sending love from our family to yours this Christmas season! Love, Scotty, Gabi, Avery & Moose.”


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Scotty McCreery Says His 2-Month-Old Son Is The “Best Christmas Present Of All”

McCreery previously told CMA that this year he received the “best Christmas present of all,” his 2-month-old son, Merrick Avery.

“This is my first Christmas as a dad so I’m just excited to spend it as a family,” McCreery gushed. “You know, it’s always been me, my wife, and my dog [Moose] and now we’re adding a little man to it. So, I can’t wait… just kind of giving him presents that he won’t even know are there but that one day hopefully he’ll appreciate and just spending that quality time together is gonna be awesome.”

At the time, he also opened up about the Christmas traditions they have that he and Gabi hope to continue with their son.

“As far as traditions go me and my wife it’s typically just kind of the every other year with the family thing that we do so her family’s off in Louisiana so a lot of times we go to New Orleans for Christmas one year and then we’ll stay back in [North] Carolina for one Christmas with my family,” McCreery explained. “So, I have a feeling we’ll be continuing that on, so the baby will have some southern Christmases for sure, some Cajun Christmases. I didn’t grow up eating crawfish for Christmas but he’s gonna get used to it so it’s pretty awesome.”

Merrick Avery McCreery Was Born In October of 2022

Merrick Avery was born on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 4:34 AM and weighed 7lbs 3oz at the time of his arrival.

The “Damn Strait” announced his son’s birth on Tuesday (Oct. 25) via Instagram. At the time, McCreery shared a series of five photos, including a photo of baby Merrick in his bassinet and photos of McCreery and his wife with their precious new bundle of joy.

“Never known a love like this,” McCreery wrote. “Merrick Avery McCreery joined us 11 days early on October 24th at 4:34am! 7 lbs 13oz of nothin but love! Thank y’all for all of your prayers during this exciting season of life! Healthy baby and a healthy mama! Praise God.”


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McCreery Will Soon Hit The Road On His Damn Strait Tour

After soaking up the holidays at home with his family, Scotty McCreery is now preparing to hit the road on a 20+ date tour, dubbed the Damn Strait Tour. The trek, which kicks off on January 20, 2023, in Hinton, OK at the Sugar Creek Casino, will visit over a dozen states and run through April of 2023.

“Looking forward to hitting the road in 2023 with the Damn Strait Tour,” McCreery previously shared. “I’ve enjoyed my time at home learning to be a Dad to Avery, but I’ve missed being onstage with the band and performing for the fans. Can’t wait to see everyone in the new year!”

McCreery will also be bringing his wife and son along for the outing, which will mark his son’s first time on the road.

“[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 told Music Mayhem. “We’re bringing out a baby bus,” McCreery added. “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.”

The tour takes its name from McCreery’s fifth consecutive chart-topper, “Damn Strait,” which stayed at No.1 for several weeks and also landed at No. 4 on the Billboard Year End Country Airplay chart along with being named among Billboard’s “10 Best Country Songs of 2022.”

McCreery’s current single “It Matters To Her” continues to climb the charts at Country radio.

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