Tim McGraw plays Sept. 11 military base gig
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Tim McGraw plays Sept. 11 military base gig

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 – Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors will spend Sept. 11 entertaining troops at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. This special show is organized to entertain San Antonio military personnel and their families. Organizers are anticipating 25,000 in attendance.

"We can only begin to sympathize the immense sacrifice the soldiers and their families make on a daily basis," said McGraw. "We hope our show gives them a brief interlude of their duties and time to enjoy themselves for a little while."

McGraw is donating his performance for this show.


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