Tim McGraw sings for Wal-Mart
Friday, June 6, 2008
– Tim McGraw was the surprise musical guest artist at Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meeting today. McGraw, who performed last night in Holmdel, N.J., flew to the meeting after the concert and then headed back for a show tonight in Buffalo to continue his "Live Your Voice Tour." McGraw sang standards like "Everywhere" and his ode to fallen heroes "If You're Reading This."
McGraw gave thanks for the support he's received from Wal-Mart. "You have been a big part of my success and my wife's success," said McGraw.
Earlier this year McGraw launched "Limited Edition Greatest Hits" at Wal-Mart that hit number one along with a custom flavor Fritos. Later this year, he will launch his fragrance, "McGraw by Tim McGraw," in association with world-wide leader Coty.
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