Congratulations are in order for an American Idol winner — season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi Dubal are expecting their first child.
Here’s what you need to know about Scotty and Gabi’s upcoming bundle of joy and family.
Scotty said it was a ‘good time’ to ‘extend the family’
in a (n Interview with people, the American Idol alum revealed that he and his wife Gabi are expecting a baby boy. They’re due in November and it came as a bit of a surprise to her that it’s going to be a boy because both of their families are mostly girls – Scotty is the last male McCreery in his family (until November, that is).
“I was the only boy on either side of my family, the last McCreery boy out there,” the country music star said. “Gabi comes from two sisters in her family, so I thought it was a girl. But we have a surprise from a boy.”
He can’t wait to introduce his son to baseball and golf, he added, and Gabi added that her work as a pediatric nurse made her feel “prepared.”
“Even changing nappies multiple times a day and asking how to calm the baby when it’s upset certainly helped,” Gabi said. “I definitely feel like it prepared me in a lot of ways,” to which Scotty replied, “It’s going to be great for me because I’m going to be so nervous.”
It is the first child for both of them; They married in June 2018. Scotty said they’ve had time to go out and “live a lot of life,” so now seems like “a good time to settle down a little and expand the family.”
The baby will join Scotty, Gabi and their beloved dog Moose. On Moose’s InstagramScotty and Gabi posted two photos with the caption, “Excited to be a big brother!”
Scotty can’t wait to take Gabi & the baby out on the road too
Scotty told People he’s hoping to fit another tour bus with a nursery so Gabi and the baby – who they haven’t chosen a name for – can hit the road with him.
“I think we’re going to put out another bus and try to build a little kid’s room for it. It may not be every week and we’ll see how the baby behaves on the street, but it would be nice to have Gabi and the baby with me just out of selfishness. I don’t want to miss anything when he grows up,” the singer said.
His wife added, “Travel is such a part of our lives that I feel if we start at a young age it will prepare him a little bit.”
Scotty’s famous friends and the American Idol family are so in love with him. On Instagram, Season 10 finalist James Durbin wrote, “This is the greatest thing that will ever happen to you. Congratulations and all the best from The Durbin 5.”
Singer Tenille Arts wrote“Uhhh!!! Hope we do more shows together and you bring that little baby!”, to which Scotty replied, “Absolutelyyy!”
Singer James McNair joked that they “need a daycare for all of us,” to which Scotty wrote, “Haha no kidding! A handcart/stroller must be found for the course.”
Bachelor franchise graduate and country radio host Graham Bunn wrote Congratulations and then told Scotty he was “literally shooting ‘Damn Straight’ in your honor right now.”
“Damn Straight” is Scotty’s 2021 single, topping the country charts.
American Idol has been renewed for season 21, which will air on ABC in Spring 2023.
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