Tim McGraw Set to Perform at The Oscars This Weekend and Tour Announced

tim-mcgraw_oct2013Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter, actor, Tim McGraw, who is set to perform at the 87th Oscars this Sunday, announced major touring news today revealing details of his highly-anticipated summer Shotgun Rider Tour 2015. The tour will kick off June 5 at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR and travel across North America before concluding September 19 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Other cities include Dallas, Toronto, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle and Denver. The four-month trek will hit amphitheaters, arenas and festivals and feature supporting acts Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.

Citi® is the official credit card of the tour. Citi® cardmembers will have access to Boston and Portland pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 18 at 12:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m. local time. Please see below for full details and visit www.timmcgraw.com for exclusive fan opportunities.

The Shotgun Rider Tour will feature performances from McGraw’s latest hit album Sundown Heaven Town. The album – McGraw’s thirteenth studio album and second release for Big Machine Records – debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart; the RIAA gold-certified single “Shotgun Rider” has spent four weeks at #1 on the country charts.

McGraw consistently earns high critical praise of his albums and unmatched, dynamic live performances:

– “One of country music’s most consistent hitmakers for the past two decades…” – USA Today

-“Twenty years after his breakthrough hit, ‘Indian Outlaw,’ McGraw still pushes at country music’s boundaries.” – The Associated Press

“One of those artists who just makes you feel good being in the same room with him, even if there are 18,999 other people sharing the space.” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

It was recently announced that McGraw will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for Glen Campbell at the 87th Oscars held on February 22 at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” written by Campbell and Julian Raymond for the documentary feature “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me,” is nominated for Original Song.

Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles.  He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres with “Something Like That.”

He is the most played Country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Over and Over”). The two-time GRAMMY-nominated “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” marked Tim’s 54th career Top Ten Hit off his latest album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN (Big Machine Records). The project also produced the #1 “Shotgun Rider” and current single “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” featuring Tim’s cousin, Catherine Dunn. His critically acclaimed acting skills were highlighted in the award winning Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. Tim will star in Disney’s Tomorrowland in theaters May 22.

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