Scotty McCreery, Wife Gabi Turn Heads On People Choice Country Awards’ Red Carpet

The beloved couple enjoyed a date night at the star-studded event, which took place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Scotty McCreery, Gabi McCreery; Photo Courtesy of NBC

Scotty McCreery and his wife, Gabi, turned heads on the People’s Choice Country Awards red carpet on Thursday evening (Sept. 28). 

The beloved couple enjoyed a date night at the star-studded event, which took place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sporting a textured silky suit jacket over an all black ensemble, McCreery was all smiles as he arrived to the carpet hand in hand with his beautiful wife Gabi, who opted for a black dress complete with padded shoulders.

“It’s gonna be a beautiful night,” McCreery told Alexandra Kay on the red carpet ahead of the show on NBC’s TikTok.

Scotty McCreery, Gabi McCreery; Photo Courtesy of NBC
Scotty McCreery, Gabi McCreery; Photo Courtesy of NBC

How Did Scotty McCreery and Gabi Meet?

Scotty and Gabi, who reside in North Carolina, have known each other since Kindergarten. The couple’s love story is straight out of a fairy tale as Gabi used to doodle hearts and “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” in her diary.

The couple wed in June of 2018 and in the fall of 2022, they became parents with the addition of their son, Merrick Avery McCreery. 

“Never known a love like this,” the American Idol season 10 winner shared following the birth of his son.  

Since then, the country star has been open about the profound impact becoming a father has had on his life and promises to have a family-first mentality when making decisions about his career.

Scotty McCreery, Gabi McCreery, Son Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Scotty McCreery, Gabi McCreery, Son Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Scotty McCreery was on hand to present during the NBC broadcast. 

“Cab In A Solo”

It’s been an eventful few weeks for the North Carolina native, who recently released his brand-new single, “Cab In A Solo” to country radio. 

The song made a major impact upon its radio add-date, earning a whopping 120 first-week adds and securing the title of the most-added song at country radio for that week. Additionally, 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.

“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!”

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

2023 People’s Choice Country Awards

The first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards will take place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (Sept. 28).

Throughout the show, awards for 12 categories will be given out, including People’s Artist of 2023, Male Artist of 2023, Female Artist of 2023, Group/Duo of 2023, New Artist of 2023, Social Country Star of 2023, Song of 2023, Collaboration Song of 2023, Crossover Song of 2023, Album of 2023, Music Video of 2023 and Concert Tour of 2023.

Toby Keith will be honored with the Country Icon Award and Wynonna Judd is set to be celebrated with the Country Champion Award.

Toby Keith; Photo Courtesy of Allen Clark/NBC
Toby Keith; Photo Courtesy of Allen Clark/NBC

The coveted awards show will feature performances from Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Wynonna Judd and more.

Adam Doleac, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, Jessie James Decker, Josh Ross, Kameron Marlowe, Kristin Cavallari, Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Leanne Morgan, Mickey Guyton, Nikki Garcia, Scotty McCreery and The War And Treaty are also set to take the stage as presenters.

Hosted By Little Big Town

Little Big Town will serve as the host of the show. “We are honored to host the inaugural ‘People’s Choice Country Awards,’ especially on one of our most beloved stages in the entire world,” the group previously shared in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming so many of our talented peers to take the Opry stage for this magical night of music.”

Little Big Town; Photo Courtesy of Miller Mobley/NBC
Little Big Town; Photo Courtesy of Miller Mobley/NBC

The 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards’ is set to air live on NBC and Peacock on September 28 at 8/7c simultaneously on NBC and Peacock.

The livestream will also air on Peacock, PCA Twitter, NBC Twitter/Facebook/YouTube, TODAY All Day/Twitter, E! News Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/E!Online, Access Twitter/YouTube, and Circle TV Network and Circle social platforms, featuring red carpet arrivals, backstage chats and more.

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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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