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Scotty McCreery is having a good week.

The most recent American Idol winner was named Best New Artist at last night’s American Country Awards, accepting the trophy via a live performance, as seen here:

Scotty McCreery Wins, Performs!

The young crooner also watched his debut album, “Clear as Day,” surpass 500,000 sold copies, a feat that took only two months to accomplish. It currently sits atop the Billboard Country Albums chart.

“It’s huge,” Scotty said in a statement. “Every artist dreams of a gold album and works hard for it, so it’s a major accomplishment to have your debut album go gold. This is just incredible.”

Way to go, Scotty M! We’re very happy to see you overcome this Thanksgiving incident.