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Tim McGraw hosts Swampstock

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 – Tim McGraw returned home to northeast Louisiana to host his 11th annual Celebrity Concert and Softball Challenge – “Swampstock 2006”- on Oct. 7 with special guests Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Hot Apple Pie, The Warren Brothers, Lori McKenna, Redneck Rockstars and Catherine Raney.

Raney kicked off the musical portion of the event which concluded with McGraw doing a full set and then being joined by Hill to do three songs together.

Money raised during the past decade helped build the Tim McGraw Sports Complex in Rayville, La. on which the ballgame was played. The concert took place later that same evening on an adjacent field. This year’s net proceeds from the activities will benefit Tim and Faith’s Neighbor’s Keeper Foundation’s local initiatives.

Hill’s softball team won the game, besting McGraw’s squad 25-14. Brad and Brett Warren both knocked the ball out of the park.

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