Justin Moore Honored With Prestigious Arkansas Traveler Award
Justin Moore is a small-town guy, so it's only fitting that he was recently honored with a prestigious Arkansas Traveler Award.
The "Small Town U.S.A" hitmaker is a native of Poyen, Ark. and even though he's a tried and true country music star, he's never forgotten his roots. In fact, he relocated to his tiny town with his entire family despite the fact that most country artists live in Music City.
“People think I am nuts,” Moore said at the time. “But I want my girls to run through the cow pasture to my mom and dad’s house. I want them to go to school where I went to school. It’s important to me to see them growing up and having a normal childhood.”
Now, because of his deep love for his home state, Moore was honored for his commitment to his hometown with the Arkansas Traveler Certificate. It was created by The Arkansas General Assembly in 1941 to honor both out-of-state visitors and Arkansas natives who have a love and appreciation for the “Natural State.”
The award's name was born from William Cumming's tune “The Arkansas Traveller and Rackinsac Waltz."
Moore was presented with the award by Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson (pictured above), during a hometown celebration in Poyen. From Moore's love for the Razorbacks to songs written about Arkansas, the country singer isn't afraid to express his sentiments toward his home, sweet home.
He's currently out on the road with Brad Paisley's 2015 Crushin' It World Tour and in between stops, is recording new music. (Fun fact: Moore relies on his wife's advice in the process of choosing new songs.)