Scotty McCreery Shares Adorable Video Swimming With His 10-Month-Old Son Avery And Dog Moose

“Things are going swimmingly, 🏊🏼👶🏼🐕” he captioned the video of the precious moment that he shared with his son.

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Posted on August 28, 2023

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Scotty McCreery, Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Scotty McCreery is offering fans a glimpse into life at home with his wife Gabi McCreery, their 10-month-old son, Merrick Avery McCreery, and beloved dog, Moose.

On Monday (Aug. 28), the “Cab In A Solo” singer and country superstar posted a video of a heartwarming moment he shared with his son in the swimming pool at his North Carolina home, which was filmed by his wife, Gabi.

Throughout the video, McCreery is seen holding his son in his arms while cruising around the pool with their yellow Labrador Retriever. The clip concludes with Avery having the time of his life smiling, giggling and shouting with his dad as his mom filmed poolside.

“Things are going swimmingly, 🏊🏼👶🏼🐕” he playfully captioned the video of the precious moment that he shared with his son.

Avery Playing With Moose

He also shared a photo of Avery playing with Moose on National Dog Day, which took place on . The adorable photo features his son giving Moose a red Frisbee toy outside of his tour bus in a grassy area.

“Moose has been waiting for this day 😁 #NationalDogDay,” McCreery wrote at the time.

All Smiles At The Beach

A few days prior, McCreery shared a snapshot featuring himself and his son all smiles on the scenic North Topsail Beach in North Carolina, which is located just over 130 miles away from his hometown of Garner.

“Beach dayz w/ my buddy,” McCreery captioned the photo on Instagram.

Son Inspired New Songs On His Forthcoming New Album

Avery will celebrate his first birthday in October and in the short time he’s been a part of McCreery’s life, he’s already inspired his music.

The North Carolina native said his forthcoming new album will feature a few “baby songs.”  

“My music, for sure, has, kind of, leaned a little bit into that autobiographical stuff.” McCreery recently told Taste of Country of his next collection. 

“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 continued. “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, Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Scotty McCreery, Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

“Cab In A Solo”

McCreery recently gave fans a taste of what’s to come on the highly anticipated project with the release of his brand-new single, “Cab In A Solo.” 

The track officially impacted Country radio on Monday (Aug. 21), accumulating a staggering 120 first-week adds from radio stations spanning the United States.

“UNREAL🤯🤯🤯 Thank you COUNTRY RADIO!!!” McCreery wrote to celebrate the milestone on Instagram. 

Makes History With Most First Week Adds Of His Career

The track received the most first week adds of McCreery’s career as well as the largest first week for his label Triple Tigers and the third biggest add day of the year.

Released to streaming platforms on Friday (Aug. 18), ”Cab In A Solo” will appear on McCreery’s forthcoming, yet-to-be announced new album.

The overwhelming response from the radio community not only highlights the song’s instant appeal but also underscores Scotty McCreery’s ongoing ability to captivate audiences.

Reacted To The News

Upon hearing the news, the 29-year-old singer/songwriter quickly reacted to the milestone.

“Wow! I’ve been doing this now for twelve years, and this is the largest add week I’ve ever had and it’s the first time I’ve had the most added song on my first week,” McCreery exclaimed. “Thank you country radio for all your support both now and through the years, and thanks to the Triple Tigers promotion team. I’ll be drinking cab in a solo tonight!”

Scotty McCreery "Cab In A Solo" Single Art
Scotty McCreery “Cab In A Solo” Single Art

First Time Hearing “Cab In A Solo” On Country Radio

Although McCreery has previously found success at Country radio, he expresses gratitude each time he returns to the airwaves. On release day, McCreery was driving in his car when he heard his new song on the radio for the first time and admitted that hearing himself on the radio never “gets old.”

“Hearing my song for the first time on the radio never gets old! Thanks for playing it @98wsix@iheartcountry,” McCreery captioned the clip.

Co-written by The North Carolina native alongside Brent Anderson and Frank Rogers, the tune came to fruition during a writing retreat in his home state.

“I brought several of my writer buddies to the mountains of North Carolina for a few days to write songs, and that’s where ‘Cab in a Solo’ was born,” McCreery recalled in a press release. “This song is pure country. I’m excited to share it with everyone.”

Heartbreak Anthem

The track is a heartbreak anthem that tells the story of a man who witnesses his ex moving on with someone new after a failed attempt to win her over once again.

“Sittin’ here, I can’t believe what I just saw / Couple shadows kissin’ on the bedroom wall / It’s lookin’ like my plan didn’t work out at all / Heartbreak turned into broke up / So now I’m findin’ out how a heartbreak taste / With a Silver Oak, 1998 / Drinkin’ cab in a solo / Solo in the cab of my truck,” he sings on the chorus.

“Cab In A Solo” comes after McCreery’s six consecutive hits, which include “It Matters To Her,” “Damn Strait,” “You Time,” “Five More Minutes,” “This Is It” and “In Between.”

New Album On The Way

McCreery’s upcoming new album will continue to showcase his love for traditional country music. 

“It’s Country. Our steel guitar player, Mike Johnson, got in the studio with us, and he’s like, ‘Man, I actually get to play Country music this week!’ He was lovin’ it, and I love singing that stuff, so hopefully folks are ready for a good dose of country music,” he told Audacy’s Katie Neal.

While Scotty McCreery hasn’t yet shared a release date for the project, he did admit that he hopes for it to be released in early 2024.

“We’ll have a new song out on the radio here, I’d say in the next month or so,” McCreery revealed. “And then a new album early next year, is probably what I think. But we’re working hard on it, and hopefully folks enjoy it when it finally gets here.”

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

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

Furthermore, Scotty McCreery will soon be honored in North Carolina when he is inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Betty Davis, Bill “Fatback” Curtis, Fetchin Bones, George Beverly Shea, and Loudon Wainwright III will also be inducted at the ceremony, which will take place on October 19, 2023 at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center in Mooresville, NC.

“Anyone that knows me knows how proud I am to be from North Carolina,” McCreery said in a release. “It is an honor to be recognized by the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and included with this great 2023 class of artists.  It’s also a bit surreal knowing I will be joining some of my musical heroes who are already in the Hall, such as Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Daniels, and James Taylor, as well as friends like Eric Church and Kellie Pickler. I am truly thankful.”

Touring

Scotty McCreery recently wrapped up his time on tour with Brooks & Dunn. This fall, he’s slated to headline several concerts as well as appear at a number of fairs and festivals.

Additionally, Scotty McCreery will also return to the Grand Ole Opry on September 14 to perform as part of Opry Country Classics. He will also step into the sacred Opry circle to the Opry stage on December 3 as part of Opry Country Christmas.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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