Platinum-Seller Billy Currington Special Guest
New Comer Chase Bryant to Join
GRAMMY Winner and 2015 Nominee’s New Single “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”
NASHVILLE, TN (January 12, 2015) – Still riding high from a four-week #1 single, superstar TIM MCGRAW today announced the launch of an extensive North American summer tour and the release of a brand new single, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”. The SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR ‘15 will kick off in June with Special Guest Billy Currington and newcomer Chase Bryant along for the ride. McGraw will bring his high-energy show and dynamic production approach to a combination of amphitheaters, arenas and festivals, laying the foundation for one of the biggest tours of the year. With 35 #1 hits, including his recent multi-week chart-topper, “Shotgun Rider,” the three-time GRAMMY winner and nominee’s only road-block might be putting together a set list. “I love going through the process of making our set list and working on the production elements to bring the show to life,” said McGraw. “We just like to lay it all out there every night – sling sweat, have fun and help make some summertime memories for everyone who joins us.” McGraw’s long history of amazing support talent (Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean) continues with the addition of Special Guest Billy Currington and Chase Bryant. Currington has 9 #1 hits to his credit, including “We Are Tonight”, “People Are Crazy” and “Good Directions,” while Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back” recently cracked the top 10 at country radio. The arena and amphitheater shows are promoted by Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Fans can purchase tickets beginning the week of January 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Megaticket at www.megaticket.com. More details will be announced in coming weeks Check back in the coming weeks to www.timmcgraw.com and www.livenation.com.
INITIAL SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR STOPS INCLUDE:
Virginia Beach, VA
Darien Center, NY
St. Louis, MO
West Palm Beach, FL
Salt Lake City, UT
Mtn. View, CA
ABOUT TIM McGRAW: Marking his fourth single off of SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN (Big Machine Records), GRAMMY winner and 2015 nominee’s new single “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” is available now and features his cousin Catherine Dunn. McGraw shares his double GRAMMY nominations for “Meanwhile Back Mama’s” with another family member, wife Faith Hill who is featured on the track. The song is up for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the February 8 awards, airing on CBS. His iconic career achievements include being named 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”). His critically acclaimed acting skills were highlighted in the award winning Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side and McGraw can next be seen in Disney’s Tomorrowland in theaters on May 22.
ABOUT BILLY CURRINGTON: Following nine iconic #1 hit singles, Billy Currington releases “Don’t It,” the lead anthem from his highly-anticipated sixth studio album. The Platinum-selling country artist collaborated with GRAMMY-nominated producer Dan Huff on his new project expected later this year. Receiving 4 out of 5 star praise from Billboard, “Don’t It” offers an exciting preview of the country hitmakers new project. Currington’s chart-topping singles include “Don’t,” “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Hey Girl,” and “We Are Tonight.” Currington continues to deliver hits and bring his dynamic live show to fans. For more on Billy Currington, visit www.BillyCurrington.com.
ABOUT CHASE BRYANT: RED BOW recording artist Chase Bryant’s debut single, “Take It On Back,” is a top 10 hit and rising quickly. It is one of the fastest rising singles of the past year by a male country artist, earning Bryant accolades as an ‘artist to watch’ from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, American Songwriter, Billboard and more. For more on Chase Bryant, visit www.chasebryant.com.
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