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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.

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 or Facebook.