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Academy of Country Music book dedicated to awards

Academy of Country Music book dedicated to awards

BEHIND THE SCENES: Faith Hill, left, and Tim McGraw walk on stage at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, in Las Vegas. Photo: Associated Press/ Chris Pizzello/Invision

ENCINO, Calif. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music is issuing a commemorative book dedicated to the ACM Awards.

Reba has written the foreword. Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Marty Stuart are among those who have contributed to the book. Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood offer firsthand accounts of what happened on and off stage.

The book is called “This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards,” and it goes on sale Sept. 23.

Proceeds from the sales of the book go to the ACM Lifting Lives charity.

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