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McGraw Emotional Traffic dates start tonight

Friday, April 8, 2011 – Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors will kick off the 2011 "Emotional Traffic" tour tonight with a sold-out show at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to playing hits from throughout his career, McGraw will be performing five songs from his forthcoming album, "Emotional Traffic:" Felt Good On My Lips,which is climbing the Hot AC chart after spending three weeks at number one on the country chart, Better Than I Used To Be, Halo, Right Back At Ya and I Will Not Fall Down.

Openers Luke Bryan and The Band Perry - winners of "Top New Artist" awards from the Academy of Country Music in 2010 and 2011 respectively - will sit in on select numbers during McGraw's set.

Tour dates are:

April 8 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
April 9 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
April 10 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center
April 15++ Choctaw, MS The Arena at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino
April 16 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
April 17 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center
April 29 Tampa, FL1-800-ASK-GARYAmphitheatre
April 30 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
May 1 Orlando, FL Amway Center
May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
May 6* Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
May 7 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
May 10 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
May 12 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
May 13 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
May 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
May 17 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
May 19 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
May 20 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 21 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 28+ Baton Rouge, LA Bayou Country Superfest
June 3 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
June 4 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
June 5 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 7** Las Vegas, NV The Joint
June 9 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
June 10 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 11 Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
June 16 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
June 17 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
June 18 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
June 19+ Ozark, MO Show-Me Music & Arts Festival
June 24 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
June 26 London, Canada John Labatt Centre
June 27 Hamilton, Canada Copps Coliseum
July 8 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
July 9 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
July 10 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Pavilion
July 15+ St. Clairsville, OH Jamboree in the Hills
July 16 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 17 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
July 24 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
July 28+++ Lewisburg, WV The Greenbriar Classic Amphitheatre
July 29 Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
July 30 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 2*** Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Aug. 5 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater
Aug. 6 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug. 13 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 14 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium

Unless noted otherwise, all shows are part of the "Emotional Traffic" tour with special guests Luke Bryan And The Band Perry

+ Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors dates
++Luke Bryan and The Band Perry supporting
+++Luke Bryan supporting
* The Band Perry supporting
**Brantley Gilbert supporting
***Edens Edge and Luke Bryan supporting

McGraw will perform on "The View" on April 27 and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on April 28. He will also headline a special show at New York City's Beacon Theatre on April 27. The exclusive, invitation-only concert is for SiriusXM listeners and will celebrate 10 years of SiriusXM broadcasting.

Bryan and The Band Perry will play, and the concert will air nationwide live on three SiriusXM channels: Tim McGraw Radio (launching April 20 and will air through April 27), The Highway and Prime Country.

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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. »»»
Two Lanes of Freedom CD review - Two Lanes of Freedom
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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