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 ScottyMcCreery.com.
“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, AR||Temple Live (co-headlining with Lee Brice)|
|Dec. 16||El Dorado, AR||First Financial Music Hall (co-headlining with Lee Brice)|
|Dec. 17||Huntsville, AL||Von Braun Center (co-headlining with Lee Brice)|
|Dec. 18||Raleigh, NC||94.7 QDR Acoustic Christmas for the Kids Guitar Pull|
2023 Damn Strait Tour Dates
|Jan. 20||Hinton, OK||Sugar Creek Casino|
|Jan. 21||San Antonio, TX||Let’s Rodeo Ball|
|Jan. 27||Joliet, IL||Rialto Square Theatre|
|Jan. 28||Milwaukee, WI||UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena|
|Feb. 2||Knoxville TN||Knoxville Civic Auditorium|
|Feb. 3||Charlotte, NC||Coyote Joe’s|
|Feb. 4||Greenville, SC||Blind Horse Saloon|
|Feb. 8||The Villages, FL||Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center|
|Feb. 9||Fort Meyers, FL||Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall|
|Feb. 10||Sarasota, FL||Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall|
|Feb. 11||Port St. Lucie, FL||MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center|
|March 10||Grant, OK||Choctaw Casino|
|March 11||Tulsa, OK||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino|
|March 18||Shipshewana, IN||Blue Gate Theatre|
|March 19||Nashville, TN||Brown County Music Center|
|March 24||DuQuoin, IL||Cord McCoy Du Quoin Rodeo|
|March 25||Opp, AL||Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo|
|April 21||Scottdale, AZ||Talking Stick Resort & Casino|
|April 22||Henderson, NV||Sunset Station Hotel & Casino|
|April 27||Carteret, NJ||The Carteret Performing Arts Cente|
|April 28||Lancaster, PA||American Music Theatre|
|April 30||Hagerstown, MD||The Maryland Theatre|