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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be stopping at the Amway Center as a part of their 65-city tour that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking Soul2Soul II Tour, the highest-grossing country music tour of all time, and the first time Hill has toured since 2007.
Tickets are available to be purchased through Ticketmaster and more information on the tour can be found at the Soul2Soul tour official website.
Country music superstar, actor, and humanitarian, Tim McGraw, has been churning out the hits for nearly two decades. Now, you can now catch him on tour, Tim McGraw's concert schedule includes a headlining spot on the 2011 "Emotional Traffic Tour", featuring The Band Perry and Luke Bryan.
Tim McGraw's story is compelling and his rise to the top of the country charts was organic and self-propagated. McGraw was born to a young mother and a father destined for MLB greatness, Tug McGraw. McGraw grew up believing that his step-father was his biological father until he discovered his birth certificate and his surname listed as McGraw. It wasn't until Tim was 18 that Tug acknowledged him as his son and they developed a close relationship that s detailed in the song "Live Like You Were Dying". The record was a bittersweet hit for McGraw as it was a tribute to his dying father and the biggest country single of 2004.
McGraw's career began when he attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship. While in college, he taught himself to play guitar and performed at local bars to make some side money. McGraw eventually left school and headed to Nashville in 1987 to start a recording career. It wasn't until 1990 that he was noticed by A&R execs form Curb Records who signed McGraw to a deal and released his self-titled debut in 1992. The album stalled on the charts, but McGraw received some airplay for the three singles he released off the album. His sophomore set proved to be a massive success; "Not A Moment Too Soon" released in 1994 featured the hit singles "Indian Outlaw" and "Don't Take the Girl", which were pop-crossover hits as well. The album is one of his most successful to date, having sold six million copies, and won McGraw the Academy of Country Music's awards for Album of the Year and Top New Male Vocalist in 1994.
McGraw's chart success continued throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Seven of his nine studio albums have hit the pole position on the Billboard Country Albums charts and he has sold over forty million copies in the US alone. He has released twenty-three singles that have become #1 hits on the country charts and he has outsold every other male vocalist in the past two decades. McGraw married fellow country singer, Faith Hill, in 1996 and the couple have become a country music powerhouse. The duo have toured and recorded hit singles together, most notably "It's Your Love" which was certified double-platinum by the RIAA. The pair even earned a Grammy Award in 2006 for their duet "Like we Never Loved At All". In that year, the pair announced a worldwide co-headlining tour, "Soul2Soul II", which became the fifth-highest grossing tour of 2006 and the highest gross country music tour of all time when it sold over 1.6 million tickets over its two-year course.
McGraw continues to record, his latest single, "Felt Good on My Lips", hit #1 in early 2011 and he released another greatest hits album. More recently, however, McGraw has focused his efforts towards acting. He played Sandra Bullock's husband in the biopic, "The Blind Side", and he shared the stage with Gwyneth Paltrow for the country music film "Country Strong". McGraw has sold tens of millions of records, won dozens of awards, and has a burgeoning family with Faith Hill, and he isn't done yet. He is currently in the studio finishing his eleventh studio album, "Emotional Traffic". In Support of the recent release, Tim McGraw tour dates are scheduled in the upcoming "Emotional Traffic Tour". He will be teaming up with The Band Perry and Luke Bryan at various venues throughout 2011. Don't miss out on the King of Country Music when he brings his act to your area. Use Eventful for Tim McGraw concert dates and venue information.
One of the biggest female country stars of the '90s and 2000s, Faith Hill also took advantage of the inroads Shania Twain made into pop territory, becoming an enormous crossover success by the end of the millennium. Of course, Hill's movie star good looks certainly helped her cause, and her much-celebrated marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw gave her career an extra kick of glamour and mystique. Hill may not have appealed to country purists, but she had the star power of a diva even before her pop success.
Faith Hill was born Audrey Faith Perry on September 21, 1967, in Jackson, MS, and grew up in the nearby small town of Star. She was singing for her family as young as age three and first performed publicly at a 4-H luncheon when she was seven. Hill spent much of her childhood singing wherever the opportunity arose, influenced primarily by Reba McEntire, and at age 17 formed a band that played local rodeos. At 19, she quit college and moved to Nashville to make it as a singer, first finding work selling T-shirts. During this time, she was married briefly to music executive Dan Hill. Eventually she was hired as a secretary at a music publishing firm, where she was discovered by accident while singing to herself one day. Encouraged by company head Gary Morris, Hill became a demo singer for the firm and also performed professionally as a harmony vocalist behind singer/songwriter/producer Gary Burr, who produced Hill's own demo tape. A Warner Brothers executive caught Burr and Hill's act at a Nashville club, and wound up signing Hill to a solo deal.
Hill released her debut album, Take Me as I Am, in late 1993, with producer Scott Hendricks at the helm. Success wasn't long in coming; the lead single "Wild One" raced up the country charts en route to a four-week run at number one early the next year, making her the first female country singer in 30 years to top the charts for that long with her debut single. The follow-up, a countrified cover of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart," also hit number one, as did the album's title track, and Take Me as I Am wound up selling over three million copies. Hill was set to build on her success right away, but had to undergo surgery on her vocal cords, which delayed the recording of her next album. Nevertheless, the wait wasn't unreasonable, and It Matters to Me appeared in the summer of 1995. The title track became her fourth number one country single, and it was accompanied by a string of Top Ten hits that helped push initial sales of the album past the three million mark. Hill was by now a firmly established country hitmaker, and she continued her active touring schedule by teaming up with Tim McGraw in 1996 for the Spontaneous Combustion Tour. It was an apt name, as Hill married McGraw that October. The couple's first child, daughter Gracie, was born in May of 1997, and not long after, their duet "It's Your Love" -- recorded for McGraw's Everywhere album -- was burning up the country charts, staying at number one for six weeks.
Hill returned in the spring of 1998 with Faith, which provided the first signs that she was interested in crossing over to pop audiences, even if the still-countrified music often straddled the fence instead of making her ambitions explicit. The single "This Kiss" proved the savvy of her approach; not only did it top the country charts for three weeks, but it also became her first pop hit, climbing to number seven. By the time "This Kiss" had run its course on the charts, Hill had given birth to her second daughter with McGraw, Maggie. If Hill had been a star in the country world, she was now rapidly becoming a superstar, known not just for her music but also her pure celebrity; she also signed an endorsement deal with Cover Girl makeup. Her next two singles, "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" (another duet with McGraw) and "Let Me Let Go," hit number one country, though they didn't duplicate the pop success of "This Kiss."
Faith, released in 1998, became Hill's biggest-selling album yet, eventually moving over six million copies and reaching the Top Ten on the LP charts; plus, it became crystal clear that Hill held major crossover appeal. Accordingly, she re-entered the studio immediately after her supporting tour and cut Breathe, a full-fledged bid for pop and adult contemporary success. Breathe entered the charts at number one upon its release in late 1999, and its title track became Hill's biggest hit yet; it spent six weeks on top of the country charts and was an even bigger hit on the adult contemporary charts. While it only climbed to number two pop, the single had such staying power that it wound up the biggest hit of the year 2000. The follow-ups were pretty successful in their own right: "The Way You Love Me" and "There You'll Be" both hit the pop Top Ten, with the former topping the country charts and the latter hitting number one AC. Hill also scored a Top Ten country hit with "Let's Make Love," a third duet with McGraw, and the two teamed up for another tour in 2000. Breathe was a bona fide blockbuster, selling over seven million copies in the U.S. and earning her a slew of award nominations. Hill spent much of 2001 taking a break and spending time with Audrey, her third daughter with McGraw.
In 2002, Hill returned to the spotlight with her fifth studio recording, Cry, a three-million seller whose title track netted her the Best Female Vocal Performance Grammy for 2003. Hill took nearly three years to return to recording, but when she released Fireflies in August 2005 it was hailed as one of her finest works. The lead single "Mississippi Girl" (written by John Rich of the hit country duo Big & Rich) hit number one on the country singles chart, and the album reached number one on the album charts. Her Soul2Soul II tour of 2006, which she co-headlined with McGraw, became the highest-grossing country tour of all time.