TIM McGRAW MAKES A PIT STOP FROM THE TWO LANES OF FREEDOM TOUR FOR TELEVISION APPEARANCES
May 17, 2013
Nashville, TN – May 17, 2013 – Country superstar Tim McGraw will make a detour from his 30 city summer trek to visit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon tonight for an interview and to perform “Southern Girl” from his Big Machine Records debut TWO LANES OF FREEDOM. On Friday, May 17 he will sit down with Gayle King from CBS This Morning. From New York, McGraw will pick up his TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour, powered by Pennzoil, in Philadelphia, PA (5/17), and continue on to Pittsburgh, PA (5/18) and Detroit, MI (5/19).
On Sunday, May 19 ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night will air on CBS at 9:00 PM ET. McGraw brought together some of his favorite artists to spotlight the hottest music of the summer. The two-hour concert event features collaborations with John Fogerty, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo and Pitbull, along with performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. Ticket proceeds from the live event went to ACM Lifting Lives®, which works to improve lives through the power of music. For additional information about ACM Lifting Lives®, visit http://www.acmliftinglives.org.
McGraw’s latest album, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM, debuted at No. one on the Billboard Country Albums chart marking his 14th career No. one debut. Since the release of his first album in 1993, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, dominated the charts with 33 No. one singles, won three GRAMMY’s, 15 ACM Awards, 12 CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as the Oscar nominated The Blind Side, Country Strong, and Friday Night Lights—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honor for a singer in any genre. Nielsen-BDS recently certified McGraw as the most-played Country artist of the past 20 years (1992-2012) with more than 10 million spins detected and Mediabase recognized him as the most-played Country artist in the history of their tracking service.