Scotty McCreery Talks Touring with New Baby: “I’m Going to Be a Road Daddy for a While”

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Scotty McCreery recently added a new member to his road crew. However, this roadie will need diaper changes and frequent feedings on the country singer’s upcoming Damn Strait Tour.

McCreery and his wife, Gabi, welcomed their first child, Merrick Avery McCreery, in October. In a recent conversation with Music Mayhem, the American Idol season 10 winner shared his excitement for bringing his infant son out on the road with him.

“A lot to look forward to going into 2023,” McCreery shared of the new year and coming tour. “[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’s headlining tour kicks off this month with a January 20 show at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton, Oklahoma. The 22-date trek will crisscross the country, seeing the singer make stops in more than a dozen states. His Damn Strait Tour will close in late April with a couple of festival dates on the books for this summer. See a list of tour dates, below.

Tour Dates:

Jan. 20 – Hinton, OK – Sugar Creek Casino
Jan. 21 – San Antonio, TX – Let’s Rodeo Ball
Jan. 27 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre
Jan. 28 – Milwaukee, WI – UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Feb. 2 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Feb. 3 – Charlotte, NC – Coyote Joe’s
Feb. 4 – Greenville, SC – Blind Horse Saloon
Feb. 8 – The Villages, FL – Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Feb. 9 – Fort Meyers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 10 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 11 – Port St. Lucie, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center
Mar. 10 – Grant, OK – Choctaw Casino
Mar. 11 – Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Mar. 18 – Shipshewana, IN – Blue Gate Theatre
Mar. 19 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
Mar. 24 – DuQuoin, IL – Cord McCoy Du Quoin Rodeo
Mar. 25 – Opp, AL – Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo
Apr. 21 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort & Casino
Apr. 22 – Henderson, NV – Sunset Station Hotel & Casino
Apr. 27 – Carteret, NJ – The Carteret Performing Arts Center
Apr. 28 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
Apr. 30 – Hagerstown, MD – The Maryland Theatre

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