Tim McGraw web site to host living memorial to soldiers
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
– Tim McGraw created another special opportunity with "If You're Reading This" with a new promotion on his website starting Oct. 4. Friends and families of soldiers can upload photos, post stories or make comments about their loved ones in the military at www.timmcgraw.com. This page will serve as a living memorial to the U.S. military's fallen soldiers and a place to honor troops.
The website will also include a live performance of "If You're Reading This." The song was debuted at the ACM Awards in May of this year and has since been added to McGraw's current platinum-selling album "Let It Go."
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