Tim McGraw Wraps Up Successful Two Lanes of Freedom Tour
Tim McGraw wrapped up his successful Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 tour over the weekend with three shows in Canada, New York and Virginia. The singer, who was joined on the road by Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft, sold out most of his shows on the tour, which is just the way he likes it.
“In the country music world, there’s always been a history of having a close connection with your fans. But I think you have to be honest with your music first and foremost. And I think that’s what music fans respond to," he tells Radio.com.
“Any time you record songs or perform live ... you have to be willing to give up a piece of your soul with it. And I think that’s how fans respond to it. You’re not just phoning it in. You’re giving them something.”
Clearly, his formula for success worked. "The man sweats star power and has an effortless, sexy swagger that make it hard to believe he's a mere mortal, yet he performs with humility, smiling at the response from the crowd as if he's genuinely surprised they like him." the Tampa Tribune says, while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette claims he has an "electrifying stage presence."
In addition to selling out venues all over the country, McGraw also worked with his HomeFront program in awarding a mortgage-free home to military veterans and their families at each tour stop. So far, the program has given close to 60 mortgage-free homes to deserving families.
McGraw may have officially wrapped up his Two Lanes of Freedom tour, but he still has a few stops on the schedule, including a show this weekend (Aug. 4) in Alberta, Canada. See all of his upcoming shows here.