Tim McGraw to headline ACM’s summer TV special
Show will tape April 8 in Las Vegas, air on CBS at a later date
Tim McGraw will be this year’s headliner when the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions stage their annual post-ACM Awards concert/TV special taping in Las Vegas. “ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night,” will take place April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue as the previous evening’s ACM Awards. The McGraw special will be recorded and aired at a later date—presumably in the summer, given the title—on the CBS Television Network.
Performers for the show have not been announced, but according to ACM publicity materials, “McGraw is handpicking the hottest music of summer and calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season. The two-hour, star-studded concert event will feature performances and collaborations from country, pop, rock and more, as well as a few surprise special guests from the worlds of film and television.”
All proceeds will benefit the ACM’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives, an organization that McGraw was closely affiliated with during his last tour.
“I hope I can help turn the fans on to some of the best live music that will be on the road this summer and really put a spotlight on the ones I know they won’t want to miss,” says McGraw in a press release. “I also feel a responsibility to help raise some money and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives and all the good work they do. They supported me last summer with our HomeFront program and helped me give away a house to a veteran in need in every market we played in, so I’m excited to get some of my friends together and repay the favor.”
Tickets go on sale Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. (PT) at ACMawards.com.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.