Insight/ACMIn anticipation of the ACM Awards’ 50th anniversary next year, the Academy of Country Music has opened its archive up for the new book, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards. The 224-page book comes out September 23 featuring commentary from Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard and more. Reba wrote the forward for the book, which is full of candid, never-before-seen photographs from the ACMs.

Proceeds from the sale of This Is Country will benefit the ACM’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives.

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