Tim McGraw TV Special Adds Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift + More
Tim McGraw is at the center of a star-studded musical event that also includes country superstars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and R&B artist Ne-Yo. They are the first acts to be added to the lineup performing at "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night," which will be taped April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The special, announced last month, will be broadcast at a later date on CBS.
"It's going to be about great music," Tim tells The Boot, explaining that the show will include both solo performances and some unique duets. "There will be some unexpected pairings, which I think will be the coolest thing about it. The show is sort of an introduction to what's going on in music this summer."
Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, and an organization Tim was closely affiliated with during his last tour. Spotlighting the hottest music of the summer, the show will serve as the kick-off to the 2013 touring season.
"There's no better time for live music than in the heat of the summer," says the country icon. "Country music is hotter than it has ever been, and with some help from a few friends in other genres too, we're going to get summer started off right. I've been lucky enough to have all these artists join me on tour, and it'll be fun to get everyone back together to help raise money and bring some attention to Lifting Lives. Not enough people know what good work the organization does, and when I was asked to help put this show together, it was a no-brainer."
Tickets for "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" are on sale now at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. For more information, log on to ACMCountry or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.
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