Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town Tour 2014 is in support of his newest album of the same name, due to be released September 16, 2014.
31.50 to 71.25
Country music superstar, actor, and humanitarian, Tim McGraw, has been churning out the hits for nearly two decades. Now, you can now catch him on tour, Tim McGraw's concert schedule includes a headlining spot on the 2011 "Emotional Traffic Tour", featuring The Band Perry and Luke Bryan.
Tim McGraw's story is compelling and his rise to the top of the country charts was organic and self-propagated. McGraw was born to a young mother and a father destined for MLB greatness, Tug McGraw. McGraw grew up believing that his step-father was his biological father until he discovered his birth certificate and his surname listed as McGraw. It wasn't until Tim was 18 that Tug acknowledged him as his son and they developed a close relationship that s detailed in the song "Live Like You Were Dying". The record was a bittersweet hit for McGraw as it was a tribute to his dying father and the biggest country single of 2004.
McGraw's career began when he attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship. While in college, he taught himself to play guitar and performed at local bars to make some side money. McGraw eventually left school and headed to Nashville in 1987 to start a recording career. It wasn't until 1990 that he was noticed by A&R execs form Curb Records who signed McGraw to a deal and released his self-titled debut in 1992. The album stalled on the charts, but McGraw received some airplay for the three singles he released off the album. His sophomore set proved to be a massive success; "Not A Moment Too Soon" released in 1994 featured the hit singles "Indian Outlaw" and "Don't Take the Girl", which were pop-crossover hits as well. The album is one of his most successful to date, having sold six million copies, and won McGraw the Academy of Country Music's awards for Album of the Year and Top New Male Vocalist in 1994.
McGraw's chart success continued throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Seven of his nine studio albums have hit the pole position on the Billboard Country Albums charts and he has sold over forty million copies in the US alone. He has released twenty-three singles that have become #1 hits on the country charts and he has outsold every other male vocalist in the past two decades. McGraw married fellow country singer, Faith Hill, in 1996 and the couple have become a country music powerhouse. The duo have toured and recorded hit singles together, most notably "It's Your Love" which was certified double-platinum by the RIAA. The pair even earned a Grammy Award in 2006 for their duet "Like we Never Loved At All". In that year, the pair announced a worldwide co-headlining tour, "Soul2Soul II", which became the fifth-highest grossing tour of 2006 and the highest gross country music tour of all time when it sold over 1.6 million tickets over its two-year course.
McGraw continues to record, his latest single, "Felt Good on My Lips", hit #1 in early 2011 and he released another greatest hits album. More recently, however, McGraw has focused his efforts towards acting. He played Sandra Bullock's husband in the biopic, "The Blind Side", and he shared the stage with Gwyneth Paltrow for the country music film "Country Strong". McGraw has sold tens of millions of records, won dozens of awards, and has a burgeoning family with Faith Hill, and he isn't done yet. He is currently in the studio finishing his eleventh studio album, "Emotional Traffic". In Support of the recent release, Tim McGraw tour dates are scheduled in the upcoming "Emotional Traffic Tour". He will be teaming up with The Band Perry and Luke Bryan at various venues throughout 2011. Don't miss out on the King of Country Music when he brings his act to your area. Use Eventful for Tim McGraw concert dates and venue information.
Singer-songwriter Kip Moore combines a raw and rustic voice with compelling lyrics of honesty to create a unique sound that’s simultaneously hypnotic and edgy. His voice is weathered by life’s detours and disappointments and strengthened by his dreams and determination. His music is infused with relentless intensity, both of passion and frustration.
The boy who grew up daydreaming about life outside of the small town of Tifton, Ga., became a man who has been continually inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Kris Kristofferson to paint vivid portraits with his lyrics.
His music powerfully captures some of the contradictions that he grapples with personally. Although he’s from a large family and enjoys musical collaborations and performing onstage, he’s an introvert who is often more comfortable being alone.
Despite its edge, his music remains desperately optimistic.
During high school, he secretly began playing his brother’s guitar because he was intimidated by the talent of his mother and older brother. “I would play when nobody was around, just figuring out stuff, watching his hands and trying to do the same thing.”
Kip moved to Hawaii on a whim with just a backpack, a surfboard and a friend. They slept on an airport bench the first night and then lucked into a hut that was $50 a month. They would walk or hitchhike the mile to the beach daily. After six months of this tropical paradise, Kip thought he had found his permanent home until his friend encouraged him to pursue songwriting as a living.
He drove to Nashville on Jan. 1, 2004 in an old black Nissan truck that contained one bag and his guitar. He immersed himself in the songwriting community, observing songwriters’ rounds for two years and honing his craft before gaining the confidence to join in. After four years of performing locally, he caught the attention of Creative Artist Agency’s Mark Dennis, who called Universal Music Group Nashville’s Joe Fisher. Not only did Joe’s encounter lead to his record deal with MCA Nashville, but it also brought about his introduction to songwriter Brett James, who produced Kip’s debut album.
He also found important relationships with songwriters Dan Couch, Scott Steppakoff, Westin Davis and Kiefer Thompson, two of whom didn’t have publishing deals when he began writing with them.
And different his debut project is, as evidenced by the album’s first single, “Mary Was the Marrying Kind,” the story of the one who got away. The dreamy and spell-binding song is the true story of one of Kip’s friends, who returned to his hometown after about six years and saw the once tall, lanky girl who had since come into her own and become a model.