Scotty McCreery: 2011 CMT Music Awards

Posted Wednesday June 8, 2011 7:51 PM GMT

Freshly crowned as the big winner of "American Idol," Scotty McCreery is already taking advantage of his celebrity status as he joined in on the 2011 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (June 8).

The 17-year-old North Carolina native was all smiles on the red carpet at the Bridgestone Arena venue while preparing for the evening's festivities to get underway.

Hosted by Kid Rock, this year's CMT Awards find Jason Aldean sitting as the top nominee with four bids, while other acts up for trophies include Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith and Justin Bieber.

Making for quite the entertaining lineup, the show boasts performances from the likes of Mr Aldean, Taylor Swift with Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band.

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