Scotty McCreery now has his own museum exhibit at the North Carolina museum of history in Raleigh. The American Idol season 11 winner and NC native is set to play the North Carolina State fair this month–a convenient gig while he attends North Carolina State University as a Freshman!

The small exhibit, which fill a case in the museum’s lobby, will run through January 4. Check out the items that will be on display.

  • 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, Calif., 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.

In between studying business and public relations at NC State, Scotty is currently working on his sophomore album.

The museum created a similar exhibit for  2003 runner-up, Clay Aiken after he competed on American Idol season 2.

VIA WRAL

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  • chillj

    I wonder what it feels like being a teen-aged artifact.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Cool for Scotty:))

  • snow_ghost

    That is cool, but it’s got to be kind of weird for him, still being a teenager and already in a museum.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    Don’t museums usually put memorabilia in museums after a person is dead?  This seems a little strange.

  • girlygirltoo

    Um, ok.?…I guess this isn’t any different from some of the honors some of the other Idols have gotten from their home states. You think he’ll go take a look at this exhibit? :)

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Naah, “history” museums include exhibits related to current events, as a means of getting relevance points. The first one I tried Googling — Virginia Historical Society — has an exhibit on the Appalachian photos of Jack Jeffers (still alive) and another on jobs in Virginia that covers a time period up to 2006. And I didn’t pick VHS for any special reason other than that I was fairly sure Virginia had a large, active history museum (Arizona, not so much).

    The Smithsonian’s American History Museum does a whole bunch of exhibits that cover recent-ish topics or have a time frame that comes all the way to the present.

    If NCMoH figures a case with McCreery’s outfit will lure teenagers in to learn about state history, more power to ‘em. Hope it works.

  • Lucie Laniel

    Garner and Raleigh are so supportive of Scotty. So great to see that they recognize what he has done for their town/city.

    Will try to go see the exhibit when in town for Scotty’s concert this month.

  • jjrr1942

    Yes it is…and nice to note that the convenient state fair gig is two sold out shows on two consecutive nights (the first performance sold out in 3 days so they added a second night which also sold out).  Hope they do get lots of young people going to see the exhibit and checking out the rest of the museum – always good if young people learn more about the history of their state.

  • scm101

    Let us not forget that he has also been included in THe Guiness Book of records being the youngest male artist to have landed the nbr 1 slot in Billboards music chart.

    His Christmas albums are also going to have the physical copies available in Canada, South Africa, Australia and the Philippines and digitally available in all genres.

    What a treat for his millions of fans.

    Way to go Scotty. MOre to come…..

  • SaSa8

    These exhibits are not just for those who have died.  It is to showcase and celebrate someone. The Country Music Hall of Fame has a huge Taylor Swift exhibit currently.  North Carolina is very proud of Scotty as they should be.  To be able to accomplish what he has so far is amazing esp. starting out at the age of 16.  As Tim McGraw said during his Charlotte, NC concert when he invited Scotty to sing on stage with him “North Carolina you should be proud of this boy!”  Congratulations Scotty!

  • SaSa8

    These exhibits are not just for those who have died.  It is to showcase and celebrate someone. The Country Music Hall of Fame has a huge Taylor Swift exhibit currently.  North Carolina is very proud of Scotty as they should be.  To be able to accomplish what he has so far is amazing esp. starting out at the age of 16.  As Tim McGraw said during his Charlotte, NC concert when he invited Scotty to sing on stage with him “North Carolina you should be proud of this boy!”  Congratulations Scotty!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K6LL4WPUTAY6TKG2VG3SYFA5M Erlinda

    That’s fantastic! So happy for him. I’m looking forward to see Scotty’s concert here in Springfield, MA. on Nov. 16. Hope for more good things coming his way.

  • therivermaya

    Good for Scotty!!!  and at such a young age to get this kind of recognition. NC is really proud of their homeboy.”In between studying business and public relations at NC State, Scotty is currently working on his sophomore album.”YEY!  Soooo looking forward to this!  ( and the Christmas album as well)

  • Goodvibes27

    The NC museum should have a permanent exhibit on American Idol. So many notable contestants from that state: Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington, and Scotty McCreery.