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Scotty McCreary

“American Idol” champ Scotty McCreery looked ready for his first Academy of Country Music Awards show. He’s a walking advertisement for the power of reality TV. A year ago no one had any idea who he was. Today he’s up for New Artist of the Year!

2012 Academy of Country Music Awards

Country crooners including Carrie Underwood (showing a little leg a la Angelina!), Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Jason Aldean hit the red carpet in Sin City on Sunday for one of country music's biggest nights.