American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi reveal they are expecting their first child

American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are expecting their first child.

In an interview with People magazine published on Tuesday, the 28-year-old couple revealed they will be welcoming a baby boy in November.

‘We’ve got a little man on the way,’ Scotty got emotional in the shot.

Congratulations: American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are expecting their first child. Seen in 2021

The Damn Strait singer and the pediatric nurse dated for six years before getting married in June 2018.

Scotty told People the couple “always talked about” having kids, but decided to wait a few years after getting married.

“We always knew we wanted kids, but we always knew we wanted in the early years to travel and have time on the road and see things and experience life,” he said.

Future parents: In an interview with People magazine that was published on Tuesday, the couple, both 28, revealed that they will be welcoming a boy in November

Future parents: In an interview with People magazine that was published on Tuesday, the couple, both 28, revealed that they will be welcoming a boy in November

The country star continued: ‘We’ve managed to live a lot and do some cool stuff, so it looks like now is a good time to settle down a bit and expand the family.’

After finding out she was pregnant earlier this year, Gabi intended to break the good news to her husband after picking him up from the airport and before they went to a hockey game.

“Well, his flight was delayed so it didn’t work out,” she said.

'We have a little man on the way,' Scotty told the outlet

‘We have a little man on the way,’ Scotty told the outlet

While the couple was at the game, Scott said he didn’t notice the subtle sign that Gabi was refraining from drinking alcohol.

‘I was there drinking beers, having fun, and she said, ‘I think I’ll be quiet tonight,’ so I was like, ‘Okay.’

“I didn’t think about any of that,” added the North Carolina native. Gabi ended up telling him the next morning.

The couple explained that they were surprised to learn they were having a boy, as their family history indicated that they were likely to have a girl.

Scotty said, ‘I was the only boy on either side of my family, the last McCreery boy to leave.’

He continued: ‘Gabi is from two sisters in her family, so I figured it would be a girl. But we have a surprise from a boy.

The two were so confident they would have a girl that they had already chosen a name. They told People they still haven’t decided on a name for their son.

Getting the timing right: Scotty told People the couple 'always talked about' having kids but decided to wait a few years after getting married

Getting the timing right: Scotty told People the couple ‘always talked about’ having kids but decided to wait a few years after getting married

Though the pair added that they would be “excited” anyway, the Five More Minutes singer told People he was now excited to involve his son in some of his favorite hobbies.

‘I grew up playing sports, so introducing him to baseball, which was my first love there with music, and golf are just little things that [will be great].’

Gabi said she felt her professional experience in pediatric nursing had ‘prepared me in many ways’ for motherhood.

“Even changing diapers several times a day and figuring out how to soothe the baby when he’s upset sure helped,” he added.

Meanwhile, Scotty said his wife’s medical experience was ‘great for me because I’m going to be very nervous’.

The singer explained: ‘If the baby coughs, I’m like, ‘Hey Gabi, how are you? What’s going on here?’ So knowing that she has that experience, I think it’s going to be huge.’

The couple told People they plan to take their son on the road with them when Scotyt goes on tour.

Surprise: The couple explained that they were surprised to learn they were having a boy, as their family history indicated that they were likely to have a girl.  In the photo in 2019

Surprise: The couple explained that they were surprised to learn they were having a boy, as their family history indicated that they were likely to have a girl. In the photo in 2019

“I think we’ll bring in another bus and try to make him a little nursery,” Scotty said. “It might not be every week, and we’ll see how the baby takes to life on the road, but it would be nice, just selfishly, to have Gabi and the baby there with me. I don’t want to miss anything with him growing up.

Gabi said: ‘Traveling is such an important part of our life that I feel like if we start early, it will prepare you a little bit.’

Scotty acknowledged, ‘[This is] unknown waters to us, but we can’t wait to dive in and meet the little man.

The artist also shared the exciting news on Instagram, writing, ‘Baby boy McCreery coming soon!’

Other country music stars quickly took to the comments to share their congratulations.

Chris Lane wrote: ‘Welcome to the daddy club’, while James McNair joked, ‘We’re going to need a daycare for all of us’, adding a smiling emoji crying while laughing.

James Durbin said: ‘It’s the best thing that will ever happen to you. ❤️ Congratulations and love from The Durbin 5.’

Ready for motherhood: Gabi said she felt her pediatric nursing career experience 'prepared me in many ways' for motherhood

Ready for motherhood: Gabi said she felt her pediatric nursing career experience ‘prepared me in many ways’ for motherhood

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