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Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing with Arkansas Natives Author Lisa Lee and Reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore for This Is Country

ACM CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER COMMEMORATIVE BOOK AT BARNES & NOBLE, LITTLE ROCK

WHAT: Barnes & Noble will host a special signing of, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards with two Arkansas natives – the book’s author LISA LEE from Cabot and reigning ACM New Artist of the Year, JUSTIN MOORE, who is originally from Poyen and now resides outside Little Rock – on Thursday, December 18th at 12:00pm at Barnes & Noble in Little Rock located at 11500 Financial Center Parkway.

From the first informal awards ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in 1966 to today’s star-studded show on CBS, generations of country’s biggest superstars have graced the Academy of Country Music Awards stage. Now, for the first time ever, the ACM has opened its archive to reveal never-before-seen photos and memorabilia capturing some of the greatest moments in the history of country music.

About the Author: Based in Los Angeles after a decade of living in Nashville, Lisa Lee has been covering country music for more than twenty years. She has written, produced, and corresponded for CMT/MTV Networks and The Nashville Network. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Lee is the Academy’s Senior Vice President of Creative & Content Production and editor of the quarterly magazine, ACM Tempo.

About Justin Moore: Arkansas native and reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore added a second consecutive #1 debut to his list of accolades with OFF THE BEATEN PATH (The Valory Music Co.), which produced his current single “This Kinda Town” as well as his fourth and fifth GOLD-certified #1 hits, “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night.” Justin has sold over 6.5 million digital downloads and has been featured on The Voice, Nashville, USA Today and more. Recently wrapping his OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR, Justin will join Miranda Lambert’s CERTIFIED PLATINUM TOUR in 2015. Visit moorejustinmusic.com for tour dates and more.

WHEN: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

12noon – 1pm CT

WHERE: Barnes & Noble

11500 Financial Center Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211

MEDIA RSVP: For more information on attending the event contact Gayle Hurd at Barnes & Noble, Little Rock on (501) 954-7646 or crm2658@bn.com. To schedule interviews with author Lisa Lee, or Justin Moore, please contact Brian Rubin by Monday, December 15th. For more information please visit: http://www.acmcountry.com/thisiscountry.

MORE: The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

PRESS CONTACTS:

For Barnes & Noble Event:

Barnes & Noble: Gayle Hurd / (501) 954-7646 or crm2658@bn.com

For Interviews with Lisa Lee and Justin Moore:

ACM: Brian Rubin / 310-854-4800 or Brian.Rubin@pmkbnc.com

Justin Moore: Erin Burr / 615-250-6636 or erin.burr@bigmachine.com

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