Contact: Wanda Stiles, Curator
Release Date: Immediate
End Date: September14, 2013
American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Exhibit at the
Museum of the Albemarle
In 2011, Garner, N.C. native Scotty McCreery became the youngest male and first country music singer to win on the hit TV series, American Idol. The outfit McCreery wore during his final duet with Tim McGraw and other related artifacts have been on display at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City since January 2013. The exhibit will be closing on September 14, 2013 and travelling to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.
America fell in love with the rich bass and genuine charm of McCreery as nearly 39 million viewers tuned in to hear the 2011 season winner announced. McCreery graduated from West Lake Magnate High School in Garner, where he sang in a vocal ensemble and played on the baseball team. Now a student at N.C. State University, McCreery still maintains an active performance schedule.
The exhibit includes the sheet music to “Live Like You Were Dying,” which McCreery sang with Tim McGraw, the gold record from his album, Clear As Day, and a backstage pass used by his mother. Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle, Jeffrey’s Greenworld & Florist and Bojangles are sponsors of the exhibit. The exhibit comes from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
For more information call (252) 335-1453. The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC, and is part of the Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.
About The North Carolina Department of Cultural ResourcesThe North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.