performances and musical collaborations in a two hour star-studded concert event to benefit
ACM Lifting Lives. Fifteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw is spotlighting the hottest
music of the summer and calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season.
"There's no better time for live music than in the heat of the summer," said McGraw. "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. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit
ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, and an organization that McGraw was
closely affiliated with during his last tour. For more information, log onto
www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.comor follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for
more immediate updates.
The special will be produced for television by dick clark productions and will be taped at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM PT, with the
broadcast airdate to be announced at a later time on the CBS Television Network. 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.
About Tim McGraw
For 20 years, McGraw has been providing that kind of powerful connection with his audience.
With Two Lanes of Freedom, his new 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 33 No. 1 singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three
GRAMMYs, 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.
About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is 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.