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Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour adds opening acts

Friday, June 1, 2007 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Jeep® Presents Soul2Soul Tour 2007, which kicks off in Omaha, Neb. on June 5, announced several more opening acts Friday.

Taylor Swift (Big Machine) and The Warren Brothers (StyleSonic Records) were named as new opening acts Friday. Lori McKenna previously was announced as an opening act.

"We wanted to continue to grow and expand the experience for the fans," said McGraw and Hill in a joint statement. "We have a personal connection with all of these artists and their music and look forward to them joining us on tour."

McGraw and Hill partnered with Harman/Becker Automotive Systems to create the "MyGIG Infotainment Stage" featuring new country music artists. The outdoor stage activities will kick off at 4 p.m. with videos, merchandise, music and more. At 5 p.m., The "MyGIG Infotainment Stage" will feature artists handpicked by McGraw including Halfway to Hazard (Mercury/StyleSonic Records), whose debut single "Daisy" is at radio now, and Lance Miller (WB Records), whose debut single "She Really Loves Me," produced by The Warren Brothers, has just been released.

McGraw is an owner of StyleSonic.

The tour runs through Aug. 11, visiting 44 cities along the way.

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