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07.16.2013

TIM McGRAW RETURNS TO FANS’ LIVING ROOMS ON A REBROADCAST OF HIS KILLER CONCERT SPECIAL, “ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT,” FRIDAY, JULY 26

Collaborations Include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, John Fogerty, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Taylor Swift And Keith Urban, With Special Performances By The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Faith Hill, Florida Georgia Line With Nelly And Lady Antebellum

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Fifteen-time ACM Award-winner Tim McGraw and an all-star artist lineup performs on a rebroadcast of the ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, Friday, July 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, John Fogerty, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban collaborate with McGraw, with special performances by The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Faith Hill, Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Lady Antebellum. (Originally broadcast 5/19/13.)

            For 20 years, Tim McGraw has been providing a powerful connection with his audience. With Two Lanes of Freedom, his latest album and first release for Big Machine Records, the singer is covering his broadest emotional range yet with a set of songs that looks forward and back, gets deep and gets loose, and reveals that even the biggest stars can continue to grow with consistency and maturity. In his record-shattering career, McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums and dominated the charts with 34 #1 singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three GRAMMY® Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards and 10 American Music Awards, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as “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.  McGraw has never been afraid of breaking new ground – over the years, he has collaborated with musicians from Nelly to Tony Bennett to Def Leppard and Ne-Yo.

            Proceeds from the concert special, which was shot Monday, April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, went to benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs.  Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’s SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT was produced for television by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

 

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

 

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CBS Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas              818-655-1581   andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Kim Izzo-Emmet          212-975-3820   krizzo-emmet@cbs.com

 

CBS Photo Contacts:

Francis Cavanaugh       818-655-1540   francis.cavanaugh@cbs.com 

Gaye Ann Bruno          818-655-1542    gayeann.bruno@cbs.com 

Heather Wines            212-975-1079    hwines@cbs.com

 

For Tim McGraw:

Mary Hilliard Harrington 615-242-7444  maryhilliard@thegreenroompr.com 

Press:

Andrea Ballas
818-655-1581
andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Kim Izzo-Emmet
212-975-3820
krizzo-emmet@cbs.com

Heather Wines
212-975-1079
hwines@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Francis Cavanaugh
818-655-1540
francis.cavanaugh@cbs.com

Gaye Ann Bruno
818-655-1542
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