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Sandy Hook Families Say They Have No Ties To Group Benefiting From Tim McGraw Show

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The families of 11 people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings say the families will not directly benefit from a Tim McGraw concert planned for July 17 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Tim has said the concert will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an advocacy group that involves the families of several victims that aims for tighter restrictions on guns and protecting children from gun violence. The 11 families say they want to clarify for the donors to Sandy Hook Promise who might believe they are directly supporting families involved in the shootings. The 11 families say they are not taking a position on gun control.

One-hundred percent of the net proceeds of this special event will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a mission of protecting children from gun violence.

Tickets for “Tim McGraw: A Concert for Sandy Hook Promise” are on sale now through LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.

Tim McGraw Announces a Concert for Sandy Hook

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Tim McGraw has announced that on July 17th, 2015 at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, he will headline a Concert for Sandy Hook Promise. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds of this special event will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a mission of protecting children from gun violence.

Tickets for “Tim McGraw: A Concert for Sandy Hook Promise” go on sale this Friday, April 17th at 10 a.m. through LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster. Charge By Phone 800-745-3000. Featured performers will include current tour mates Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, along with special surprise guests to be announced later.

“Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation,” said McGraw. “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise – as a father and as a friend.”

This cause is close to Tim’s heart, as it is to the fiddle player in his touring band, Dean Brown, a longtime friend to Mark Barden, a musician and father of a child, who was killed in the 2012 tragedy.

“I look forward to being a part of a night of hope and promise and music that will help continue the great work that Sandy Hook Promise is doing,” said Brown.

“We are humbled that Tim would do this for us,” said Barden. “Dean and his wife Cindy helped my wife and I through our darkest hour and helped buoy our spirits. It meant more than words could ever say.”

To donate directly to Sandy Hook Promise go to www.sandyhookpromise.org.

Billy Currington Hitting the Road with Tim McGraw

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Billy Currington teams up with Tim McGraw this summer on the Shotgun Rider Tour ’15. The cross-country tour kicks off June 5th in Little Rock, Arkansas and runs through September 19th with stops in Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Sacramento.

“I’ve been wanting to tour with Tim for so long,” Billy tells Nashville.com. “I met him quite a while ago, five, six, seven years ago. Actually met him and got to hang out with him, and I think we went hunting together on his property and just had a great day. And since then, deriving from all the good talks we had and the inspiration he gave me and the advice and on and on, I always say, ‘Man I’ve got to tour with this guy someday.’ And so now it’s happening and here we are. I really look forward to it.”

For the latest tour and new music information, visit BillyCurrington.com.

Your Chance to Win a 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak

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The Academy of Country Music and ZinePak have announced their fifth collaboration to bring country music fans the Official 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak, a limited-edition package spotlighting country’s biggest stars and brightest new talent. This year’s 50th Anniversary collection includes two compilation CDs, a 96-page magazine, an ACM Awards nominee ballot, and a window decal. The ZinePak will be available at Walmart stores nationwide beginning on March 24th, leading up to the LIVE broadcast from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on  CBS. It is currently available for pre-order here.

Disc One of the collection includes hits from ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Florida Georgia Line. It also features tracks from ACM Awards nominees Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton, among others.

In addition to exclusive interviews with more than 25 artists, the magazine gives fans an inside look at the Academy, including the 50-year history behind the organization and the Awards. Fans will also have access to more than 15 exclusive videos powered by the free ZinePak All Access app, available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

The package, which is strictly limited to 50,000 copies in a nod to the anniversary of the ACM Awards, is currently available for presale at Walmart.com. It will be available in the music department in Walmart stores nationwide beginning March 24th. The first 1,500 fans to pre-order online will receive an additional window decal. Coors Light, a 20-year sponsor of the Academy of Country Music Awards, is sponsoring the ZinePak for a third year in a row, allowing the package to retail for the super-low price of $10.

Country Music Tattle Tale has your first look inside of the 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak and a chance for you to win a copy of your very own!

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Country Music Tattle Tale is giving away 2 copies of the 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak!  To enter to win please click the Enter to Win button below and fill out the entry form. Please remember that we only accept one entry per email address.  The contest ends Wednesday, April 1st so HURRY and ENTER NOW!

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