Memphis Deems Nov. 18 'Justin Timberlake Day'

by Antoinette Bueno 7:39 AM PST, November 18, 2013
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Justin Timberlake's hometown is giving the 32-year-old singer quite the honor -- Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. is officially proclaiming Monday, November 18, as "Justin Timberlake Day," to honor the superstar's "enduring legacy of Memphis music."

Bow ties will be distributed to attendees of the official press conference to honor his Suit & Tie hit, and Memphis, Tennessee residents everywhere are being asked to wear their favorite bow tie in keeping with the celebration.

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Timberlake will be playing a show Monday night at the FedExForum as part of his 20/20 Experience World Tour.

Timberlake, who was born in Memphis, has often talked about his small-town Southern upbringing in past interviews.

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"I grew up in a small town and I could count my friends on one hand, and I still live that way," he told The Guardian in 2011. "I think I'll die in a small town. When I can't move my bones around a stage any more, you'll find me living in a place that's spread out and rural and spacious."