No one is more excited than Scotty McCreery to spend much of the next few months on the road. The 29-year-old posted his fall tour dates on social media, with a run of shows that begins on Wednesday, August 30 in Omaha, Nebraska, and wraps up in December in Ottumwa, Iowa.
“Can’t wait to hit the road on the Fall Tour! Tickets available now at ScottyMcCreery.com,” McCreery said on social media.
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) August 29, 2023
McCreery will be joined on the road by his wife, Gabi, and his son, Avery, who will turn one in October. For McCreery, it was important for him to find a way that his family could all be together, even if he wasn’t at home.
“He’ll have his own little crib and everything,” McCreery told Everything Nash, before heading out on tour earlier this year. “It’ll be a completely different way to do the road for me. I’ve been doing it now over ten years. I’ve got my system, so this is gonna throw that for a loop, but I can’t wait. It’s gonna be awesome.”
McCreery will likely perform his new single, “Cab In A Solo,” along with other songs from his forthcoming new album while on the road this fall.
“For me, it’s kind of fun to play some songs that might be recorded, might not be recorded,” McCreery told Indiana’s Journal & Courier. “Playing off the crowd, seeing what they think, seeing how their reaction is. It kind of gives us the gauge of what we should record and what the next album should look like. It doesn’t happen every year, because we’re not always making an album, but we’re doing that this year. So it kind of gets to be fun out there doing that.”
McCreery has already released three studio albums, plus his 2012 Christmas with Scotty McCreery record. The American Idol alum knows now what he does, and doesn’t, want to sing about on his future projects.
“You kind of realize what’s important and what’s not,” McCreery told Audacy’s Katie & Company. “I think that’s coming through the songwriting, and what I’m writing about. Things have definitely changed in a lot of ways, but definitely the songwriting.”
Not surprisingly, his new record will also include songs about becoming a father, and how much his life has changed since Avery was born.
“There’s definitely gonna be some baby songs, as you could guess,” McCreery told Taste of Country. “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.
“So there’ll be a lot of life stuff,” he added. “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 will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in October, and has been announced as one of the performers for this year’s Opry Country Christmas. Find music and tour dates at ScottyMcCreery.com.