Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery is trying to score his third consecutive No. 1 single with “In Between,” which is currently No. 22 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 45 weeks. Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton, “In Between” follows previous No. 1 singles “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” All three songs are from Scotty’s 2018 album, Seasons Change.

With lyrics like “I’m in between / Friday night wild / And quiet Sunday morning / Between / Done after one / And keep on pouring / Ain’t too high / Ain’t too low / Just holding down the middle / I’m steady as I go,” the tune conjures up references to those years in your early 20s when you’re on your own for the first time and trying to find a balance in your life.

As Scotty told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, his wife Gabi, whom he married in June 2018 after six years of dating, helps keep him balanced now.

“Oh, she’s incredible,” says Scotty. “I mean, she’s just a breath of air for me and the crazy world I see every day I travel, but when I come home, I just have a consistent love and an amazing woman that I get to come home to every day. She works hard—she’s a nurse—I mean, she’s doing the hard stuff. I get to sing for a living, but she’s really changing lives.”

Scotty says that Gabi’s job as a nurse helps keep things in perspective when he’s on the road.

“We get to complaining about little things on the road, like if our bus Wi-Fi’s not working. And, we’re like, ‘Man, that’s such a little thing compared to what a lot of folks are dealing with,’ so when I hear what she sees at work, you realize what’s important in life.”

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell