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McGraw, Hill wrap Aussie tour

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just wrapped their first-ever Australian tour together today with a show in Sydney.

The couple performed for sold-out crowds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and helped set an attendance record at the CMC Rocks the Hunter festival. The 8-show, 12-day tour ended with a sold-out show at the Allphones Arena in Sydney with McGraw playing only number one hits.

"I've toured Australia before, and each time it gets better and better," said McGraw. "We had an awesome time traveling around the country and getting to meet and play for so many fans...they love their country music, and they really showed us a great time."

McGraw will head to Las Vegas where he will perform at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 1 on CBS. He will also make a special appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, April 4 and perform on the ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends In Concert airing on Friday, April 13 on CBS.

McGraw will now begin preparations for a stadium tour with Kenny Chesney. The 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour will reunite McGraw and Chesney for the first time in 10 years. The 20-city US tour kicks off on June 2 in Tampa and will hit the nation's biggest stadiums through August.

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Sundown Heaven Town CD review - Sundown Heaven Town
The banjo comes first out of the speakers, the opening strains of "Overrated," the lead-off song on Tim McGraw's latest. But with a "1-2-3-4" count, the mood changes and goes for a more modern country approach. McGraw does about the same on the follow-up "City Lights" with Michael Landau's steely, but rocking lead guitar taking over near the conclusion as it does later hard on "Sick of Me" where the protagonist contemplates a need to turn his life around. »»»
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Tim McGraw's debut on Big Machine, "Two Lanes Of Freedom" is his first record since the announcement that he gave up alcohol five years ago and the first since his acrimonious, litigious split from the only label he had ever known, Curb. The new CD literally and symbolically represents a fresh start. If only the material better reflected his new take on life. What is presented here is about as boiler plate as contemporary country gets. The album is a safe play and takes almost no chances. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Life's good for Carll, Moorer – Life's been pretty darn good for Hayes Carll. He released a new disc, the sturdy, "What It Is," and he remarried - to fellow singer Allison Moorer. Carll has enjoyed a two-decade long career as a plainspoken singer, some of it distinctly country, some of it more following in the footsteps of the great Texas singer/songwriters, like Ray... »»»
Concert Review: Evans brings the cheer – What's a country song without drinking? Morgan Evans seems to have gotten the missive loud and clear as a good chunk of his songs incorporate libations into the mix. And when the Australian-bred singer isn't confronting drinking, he's dealing with matters of the heart, but in keeping with the positive attitude he purveyed, love is most... »»»
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