Scotty McCreery Announces 2023 Damn Strait Tour

Scotty McCreery
(ABC/Christopher Willard) SCOTTY MCCREERY

Following the release of Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery announces his Damn Strait Tour, boasting over 20 dates in 2023 through the end of April. The fan club presale will be available Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. local time, followed by the general on sale this Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. local time. For tickets and more information visit

“Looking forward to hitting the road in 2023 with the Damn Strait Tour,” said Scotty. “I’ve enjoyed my time at home learning to be a Dad to Avery, but I’ve missed being onstage with the band and performing for the fans. Can’t wait to see everyone in the new year!”

The namesake of the tour and the singer’s fifth consecutive chart-topper, RIAA Gold-certified “Damn Strait” (which stayed at No.1 for three weeks), also landed at No. 4 on the Billboard Year End Country Airplay chart along with being named among Billboard’s “10 Best Country Songs of 2022,” sharing the single marked “one of the biggest chart hits of Scotty’s 11-year career.

Current single “It Matters To Her” continues climbing, reaching No. 32 on this week’s Mediabase chart. He recently premiered the official music video, offering some behind-the-scenes footage as he and wife Gabi prepared for the arrival of their son Merrick Avery. “To me, the video shows off how much of a rock star Gabi was during her pregnancy,” McCreery shared with PEOPLE. “It also captures how much we both enjoyed getting ready for Avery’s arrival.” Both songs are available on Same Truck: The Deluxe Album

As the North Carolina native looks forward to his first Christmas as a dad to Avery, McCreery has been celebrating the holidays as a performer on CMA Country Christmas, streaming now on Hulu and Disney+ and re-airing on ABC on December 13, while CMT shared a rocking performance of Elvis Presley’s “Santa Claus is Back in Town” from Scotty’s “Campfire Sessions.” Earlier this month, he was the spotlight artist for a sold-out Opry Country Christmas show in Nashville.

Additionally, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere Five More Minutes: Moments Like These on Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It is the second film inspired by his 2018 Double-Platinum certified No. 1 hit “Five More Minutes” and stars Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryan. The movie is not a sequel to last year’s Five More Minutes but has a brand-new storyline. Scotty once again serves as an Executive Producer, but he does not appear in the movie, as it was filmed during the last month of wife Gabi’s pregnancy.

The country singer is gearing up to close out another landmark year with four remaining shows in 2022, including three acoustic co-headlining shows with Lee Brice.

Remaining 2022 Dates

Dec. 15   Fort Smith, ARTemple Live (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 16 El Dorado, ARFirst Financial Music Hall (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 17   Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 18 Raleigh, NC94.7 QDR Acoustic Christmas for the Kids Guitar Pull

2023 Damn Strait Tour Dates

Jan. 20Hinton, OKSugar Creek Casino   
Jan. 21San Antonio, TXLet’s Rodeo Ball   
Jan. 27Joliet, ILRialto Square Theatre  
Jan. 28Milwaukee, WIUW-Milwaukee Panther Arena  
Feb. 2Knoxville TNKnoxville Civic Auditorium
Feb. 3Charlotte, NCCoyote Joe’s
Feb. 4Greenville, SCBlind Horse Saloon 
Feb. 8The Villages, FLSharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center 
Feb. 9Fort Meyers, FLBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall  
Feb. 10Sarasota, FLVan Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 11Port St. Lucie, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center
March 10Grant, OKChoctaw Casino
March 11Tulsa, OKHard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 18Shipshewana, INBlue Gate Theatre    
March 19Nashville, TNBrown County Music Center
March 24DuQuoin, ILCord McCoy Du Quoin Rodeo
March 25Opp, ALOpp Rattlesnake Rodeo
April 21Scottdale, AZTalking Stick Resort & Casino
April 22Henderson, NVSunset Station Hotel & Casino
April 27Carteret, NJThe Carteret Performing Arts Cente
April 28Lancaster, PAAmerican Music Theatre
April 30Hagerstown, MDThe Maryland Theatre
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