Scotty McCreery Items on Exhibit at North Carolina Museum

Fans will soon flock to Raleigh to catch one of Scotty McCreery’s performances at the N.C. State Fair. Another must for fans — a visit to the N.C. Museum of History to see several of McCreery’s items on exhibit. From Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, through Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, an exhibit case will spotlight objects the 2011 “American Idol” winner has donated to the museum. Admission is free.

The exhibit case, titled Scotty McCreery: An “American Idol,” will feature these items:

● The outfit — black leather jacket, jeans, T-shirt and cross necklace — that McCreery wore when he sang his final duet, “Live Like You Were Dying,” on “American Idol” with country superstar Tim McGraw at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca., on May 25, 2011.

● The lyrics sheet for “Live Like You Were Dying.” The sheet indicates the individual parts: “S” for Scotty and “T” for Tim.

● The gold record presented to McCreery by Mercury Records for his first album, Clear as Day, which sold over 500,000 copies in the seven months after his “American Idol” victory.

● The backstage pass used by McCreery’s mother, Judy McCreery, on May 24 and 25, 2011, for the “American Idol” final rehearsal and show at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca.

America fell in love with McCreery and his deep, undeniably country voice during the 2011 season of “American Idol.” After the hit TV show’s four-month competition, with a record-breaking 122.4 million votes cast for the final showdown, the Garner high school student won the coveted title. Nearly 39 million viewers tuned in to the season finale. Seventeen-year-old McCreery was the youngest male contestant and the first male country music singer to win “American Idol.”

Born on Oct. 9, 1993, in Garner, McCreery attended West Lake Middle School and in 2012 graduated from Garner Magnet High School, where he sang bass in a vocal ensemble and played on the Garner Trojans baseball team. Now a student at N.C. State University, he maintains an active performance schedule.

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the N.C. Museum of History and see the exhibit case Scotty McCreery: An “American Idol.”

For more information about the N.C. Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or go to www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

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