John Fogerty, Faith Hill, Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, The Band Perry to perform at 'ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night'by jmaloni
Special to be broadcast Sunday, May 19, on CBS
Artists join all-star lineup including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Ne-Yo, Pitbull and Lady Antebellum
Music luminaries John Fogerty and Faith Hill, along with hot new country chart-toppers Florida Georgia Line in a special collaboration with Nelly, and country music stars The Band Perry have been added to the all-star artist lineup scheduled to perform at "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night," taping Monday, April 8, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, to be broadcast Sunday, May 19 (9 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network. These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum.
Fifteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw is spotlighting the hottest music of the summer and calling on his friends from all areas of the music world to help kick off the 2013 touring season. "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" will feature high-octane performances and musical collaborations in a two-hour, star-studded concert event to benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. It is an organization that McGraw was closely affiliated with during his last tour.
For 20 years, Tim McGraw has been providing a powerful connection with his audience. With "Two Lanes of Freedom," his new album and first release for Big Machine Records, the singer is covering his broadest emotional range yet with a set of songs that looks forward and back, gets deep and gets loose, and reveals that even the biggest stars can continue to grow with consistency and maturity.
In his record-shattering career, McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums and dominated the charts with 33 No. 1 singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards and 10 American Music Awards, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as "The Blind Side," "Country Strong" and "Friday Night Lights," as well as hosting "Saturday Night Live," a rare honor for a singer in any genre. McGraw has never been afraid of breaking new ground. Over the years, he has collaborated with musicians from Nelly to Tony Bennett to Def Leppard and Ne-Yo.
Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs. Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, and partnering with artists to improve lives through music. For more information, visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.