Scotty McCreery’s New Album Will Feature Songs Inspired By His Son Avery: “Definitely Gonna Be Some Baby Songs”

“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,” McCreery said of his new album.

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Posted on April 5, 2023

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Scotty McCreery And His Son Merrick Avery McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Scotty McCreery is embracing his role as a doting dad in every way possible. The country music superstar, who welcomed his first-ever bundle of joy, a boy named Avery, into the world in late October of 2022, took some time off over the holidays to focus on parenthood. 

After taking parental leave, McCreery hit the road, embarking on his Damn Strait Tour with his 5-month-old son in tow. Now, the 29-year-old North Carolina native says he’s beginning to write songs about stepping into the joys of being a dad. In fact, folks can look for songs all about the newest addition to the family when it comes to McCreery’s next project. 

“Definitely Gonna Be Some Baby Songs” On The New Album

“There’s definitely gonna be some baby songs, as you could guess,” McCreery recently told Taste of Country of his next collection, which will be the follow-up to the deluxe version of the singer’s Same Truck 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 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 And Son Avery; Photo Courtesy of Stephanie McKendrick Graham
Scotty McCreery And Son Avery; Photo Courtesy of Stephanie McKendrick Graham

Writes Songs About Real-Life Experiences

McCreery is no stranger to penning songs that deal with his real-life experiences. In fact, that seems to be what he is known for best, as he previously wrote a song inspired by the death of his grandfather called “Five More Minutes,” which recently inspired a viral TikTok trend “This Is It,” meanwhile, gives fans a glimpse into his romantic love story with his wife and childhood sweetheart Gabi McCreery, whom he wed in 2018. Both tunes were No. 1 hits and appears on McCreery’s 2018 album, Seasons Change.

While fans have to wait a little longer to hear some of McCreery’s new material, the American Idol alum says he is already tugging at Gabi’s emotions – as well as his own – with some of the unreleased tracks. 

“Definitely some waterworks for some of the songs, for sure,” he said. “There’s one song that talks about [Avery] leaving his little boots up next to mine on that mat — that kind of thing. Just the way it progressed to get there — oh my gosh, that line got me. You know there are nuggets here and there in the songs that are so sweet.”

Previously Teased Plans To Include Songs About His Wife And Son On New Album

McCreery previously teased plans to release another album. And, aside from opening up about his son in his new tracks, he also revealed there will be material on the forthcoming release that focuses on Gabi’s new role as a mother. 

“I thought I loved her (Gabi) a lot before. You know, she’s the mother of my son, and now I’m finding that I love her even more,” McCreery previously told Music Mayhem. “She’s a champ. She’s working so hard and doing so great as a mom already. So, I’ll be writing for sure a lot of songs about her and definitely tying the kiddo into some songs.”

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

At the time, McCreery added, “We have not recorded anything yet. We’re making decisions on what songs will make it, but we’re in that creative time, which is always a fun time to be in. So I’m writing a lot of different songs I’ve [never] written before. When it comes to where I’m at in life right now. It’s exciting.”

In The Midst Of His Headlining Tour, Will Join Brooks & Dunn Later This Year

McCreery – and his loving family – are currently on the road as part of his Damn Strait Tour, which stops in 22 cities before wrapping on April 30.

After his tour, he will pick things back up, providing direct support on Brooks & Dunn’s 2023 Reboot Tour. The trek, which kicks off on May 4 in Kansas City, also features supporting act Megan Moroney. Brooks & Dunn’s 2023 Reboot Tour will wrap on June 17. 

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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