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Scotty McCreery shared what has surprised him the most on the first few weeks of fatherhood. “I don’t know if I thought it would be harder or tough, but I think because I love him so much, even when he is yelling in the middle of the night, it’s like I can’t even get upset. It’s like, all right buddy, come here,” he says.

Scotty McCreery is wrapping up a banner year with some new deliveries – his first child, a deluxe album, and a new single. “It Matters to Her” follows his five consecutive No. 1 hits: “Five More Minutes” (certified Double Platinum), “This is It” (two-week #1, certified Platinum), “In Between” (certified Gold), “You Time” (certified Gold), and “Damn Strait” (three-week #1, certified Gold). The song appears on Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, which includes six new tracks.

McCreery and his wife Gabi welcomed their first child, Merrick “Avery” McCreery on October 24, announcing the birth on Instagram.

“Never known a love like this. Merrick ‘Avery’ McCreery joined us 11 days early on October 24th at 4:34am! 7 lbs 13oz of nothin but love Thank yall for all of your prayers during this exciting season of life! Healthy baby and a healthy mama! Praise God.”

McCreery chatted with Country Now about what has surprised him about fatherhood, what his wife loves the most about “It Matters to Her,” and what he has planned for the new year.

Reflecting on the first few weeks of Avery’s life, McCreery shared what has surprised him the most. “I don’t know if I thought it would be harder or tough, but I think because I love him so much, even when he is yelling in the middle of the night, it’s like I can’t even get upset. It’s like, all right buddy, come here,” he says.

“Even just the diaper changes and stuff I was kind of not so sure about, but it’s been fine. I haven’t been too grossed out,” he laughed.

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