Tim will team with Moneyball director Bennett Miller for the next installment of the live-stream music series American Express Unstaged. The Sept. 16 show, originating from New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, may take inspiration from an iconic television special.
“We got together in Nashville out at my farm last week,” says McGraw, who also will release his new album Sundown Heaven Town on Sept. 16. “We just got to know each other a bit and drove around the farm in my old Jeep. We started talking about the intimacy of the Elvis comeback special from 1968. We both really like and connected with that concept, visually. I’m a huge fan of his work and I can’t wait to see how this all comes together.”
The Unstaged concert, presented in partnership with Vevo and YouTube, will stream at amexunstaged.com Sept. 16 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
Miller received an best-director Oscar nomination for his 2005 film Capote. He also won a best-director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his new film, Foxcatcher.
McGraw’s latest single, Meanwhile Back at Mama’s, which features wife Faith Hill, currently sits at No. 3 on USA TODAY’s country airplay chart. His Sundown Heaven Town album will stream on First Play on iTunes Radio a week before its official release.