Michelle Obama bringing 'Becoming' book tour to Nashville

Posted at 7:24 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 08:53:27-05

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is making a stop in Nashville as part of her nationwide book tour. 

Obama is scheduled to appear at the Ryman Auditorium at 8 p.m. on May 12. Tickets go on sale on December 14. Click here for more information.   

The tour for her new book "Becoming" has already helped the book achieve a publishing milestone, with Barnes & Noble saying that Obama had "the biggest first-week sales of any book this year."

"I couldn't be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world," Mrs. Obama said. "I've been so humbled by the response to the tour thus far and the overwhelming interest we’ve received from so many communities we weren’t able to visit this year. That’s why I’m thrilled that we’re able to expand our conversations to these new settings and wider audiences. I can’t wait to continue the discussions that have been so meaningful for me and, I hope, for so many others.”

It has been nearly two years since the Obamas left the White House, but there is still intense interest in the former president and first lady.

As for Obama's husband, he is working on finishing his own memoir. Both books were acquired by Penguin Random House in a bidding war back in early 2017.

*CNN contributed to this report.