Bristol, VA/TN (September 8, 2014) – Bristol, Tennessee native Leigh Ann Agee followed her “moon bound” dreams of living her life as a visual artist. Those dreams landed Agee in Nashville where she made a name for herself as an in-demand muralist, taking on a number of large-scale projects that include creating storybook themes for a children’s ward at a hospital, depicting Noah’s ark for a wing of a church, and composing lush nurseries for country music stars.
On Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., Agee returns to her Bristol roots to launch her children’s book, Moon Bound Girl: Melody’s Music, at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum as part of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion’s annual music festival (September 19-21). Seating is limited.
The illustrations in Moon Bound Girl: Melody’s Music are an extension of her Moon Bound series featuring lively, red-booted girly-girls with windblown locks that ascend to the heavens. Each illustration portrays Moon Bound Girls living their star-studded—and often-musical—dreams.
“I’m so proud of Bristol and how it’s grown in leaps and bounds,” says Agee. “The museum is amazing and I’m completely honored to be launching my dream, Moon Bound Girl: Melody’s Music, in my gorgeous hometown! And how perfect is the timing? I mean, what a perfect opportunity to get to do it at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. I’m a very blessed Moon Bound Girl!”
“Birthplace of Country Music is thrilled that Leigh Ann chose to launch Melody’s Music during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion,” stated BCM executive director Leah Ross. “We are huge fans of her work and are elated to offer Moon Bound Girl original artwork and prints in the museum store.”
The Sunday book launch for Moon Bound Girl: Melody’s Music will include a book reading by Agee inside the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Performance Theater, followed by a reception with children’s activities in the Blue Stocking Club Learning Center. Light refreshments will be served. Books will be sold at the museum store that day. There is no entry fee, but seating is limited and visitors will need a festival wristband to enter.
Guests are encouraged to RSVP in order to guarantee seating. Email your RSVP to Tracey Childress at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitors who wish to tour the museum before or after the book launch should purchase tickets at the museum store at regular pricing.
Moon Bound Girl will also have a booth at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion all weekend on the 600 block of State Street.