Scotty McCreery Reflects on 2019 No. 1 Hit “This Is It” as He Approaches 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Scotty McCreery Reflects on 2019 No. 1 Hit “This Is It” as He Approaches 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Scotty McCreery, 26, and wife Gabi, 26, will celebrate their second wedding anniversary on June 16 (you’ve still got one week to get her a great present, Scotty).

The couple met in kindergarten in Garner, N.C., and grew up together in their close-knit North Carolina community. They began dating during their senior year at Garner High School.

Scotty’s 2019 No. 1 hit single, “This Is It,” has become intertwined with his anniversary. Scott penned the song with Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis about Gabi two weeks before asking her to marry him in September 2017. After his mountaintop proposal, Scotty played the song for Gabi for the first time about an hour later as their families gathered for a celebration.

As Scotty told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the song brings back some special memories every time he performs it—or hears it.

“I wrote the song two weeks before we got engaged, and the first time I played it for her, she had just said ‘Yes,’” says Scotty. “I had her family and my family drive up and meet us, and I flew her sister in from Oklahoma, and they were all surprising her at the house. And then, we all sat down in the living room and I played it for her over the speakers. There were some waterworks, for sure. It was a pretty special moment.”

photo by Curtis Hilbun,

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson