Scotty McCreery is a married man! The singer, who wed longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal on June 16, is now vacationing with his beautiful bride in Tahiti. A day after he released the lyric video for his new single, “This Is It,” the singer shared a photo of himself with Gabi beside the picturesque crystal clear waters of Tahiti.
“Ia orana from Tahiti!” Scotty captioned the stunning image. La orana is a local greeting in Tahiti. Meaning hello, good morning or good evening—a popular Tahitian phrase used by locals.
Scotty wed Gabi in a ceremony in North Carolina attended by 200 of the couple’s close family and friends. His latest single, “This Is It,” was inspired by his bride and their romance can be seen in the latest lyric video for the song.
The “This Is It” lyric video features visuals from the North Carolina mountains where Scotty proposed to Gabi last year. In September of 2017, Scotty invited Gabi on a hike and when they reached the top of the mountain, he dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him.
“Way up in the mountains, four thousand feet high / There’s a trail through the trees to a cliff where Carolina meets the sky / Oh, and there’s a view I just can’t describe / No, I’m not there yet, just a few more steps, baby wait / Okay, you can open your eyes,” he sings on the song.
The couple, who have known each other since kindergarten, began dating six years ago when they were seniors in high school. “I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened,” Scotty said upon their engagement. “Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife.”
Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, “This Is It” appears on the singer’s latest project, Seasons Change.