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Tim McGraw Awards Home to Another Military Veteran

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Tim McGraw wasn’t just thrilling country music fans at his concert at Tinley Park Saturday night; he also awarded a home to a local military veteran.

“U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Justin Burke in the house tonight with his wife, they’ll get a brand new home thanks to Operation Homefront and Chase and because of his service to our country,” McGraw told the crowd at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

Tim has partnered with Chase Bank and “Operation Homefront” to award a mortgage-free home to a veteran at each of his 31 tour stops.

Former Marine Justin Burke got the word that he had been selected on the same day his youngest son was born.

“I was already ecstatic from my son being born and then finding this out, it was two things,” Burke said. “The greatest times of my life are finding out the best news of our lives.”

His new home is in Hanover Park, Illinois.

Tim McGraw Pay Tribute to the Late Lynn Anderson

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In a new video, Tim McGraw pauses to remember the legacy of country star Lynn Anderson.

Before he walked on stage for his Shotgun Rider Tour‘s stop in Cleveland on Aug. 1, McGraw sat down with his band for a quick warm-up session. With a huge smile on his face, he begins to sing Lynn’s most recognizable hit, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden.” It’s a sweet and heartfelt way to recognize the passing of the multi-award-winning artist who was one of the most successful country singers of the 1970s.

Anderson passed away on July 30 after suffering a heart attack. She had been hospitalized at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for a case of pneumonia that developed after a recent trip to Italy.

Fans can find a longer version of Tim’s “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” on his official website.

Lynn Anderson’s funeral services were held yesterday at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton in Nashville.

Clevand rocked, on stage and off. Watch last night's backstage warm up, in memory of the great Lynn Anderson here: bit.ly/1HeJsWN

Posted by Tim McGraw on Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tim McGraw’s Sandy Hook Benefit Controversy Seems to Have Faded

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Tim McGraw is just days away from his benefit concert for a Newtown charity that is trying to prevent another Sandy Hook tragedy, and it seems that little remains of the backlash that occurred when he agreed to do the show.

No evidence exists that fans who support gun-ownership rights are staying away from Tim’s Shotgun Rider tour as some threatened in April when he agreed to sing for Sandy Hook Promise.

Sandy Hook Promise, which is led by several people who lost loved ones in the 2012 slaying of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has said little about the concert.

“We are allowing the McGraw camp to do all the commenting on this.” said James Belden, operations and finance director for Sandy Hook Promise.

Tim was critical in his response to critics who called him a hypocrite for being a gun owner and siding with a group lobbying for gun control.

“As a gun owner I support gun ownership,” he said. “I also believe that with gun ownership comes the responsibility of education and safety — most certainly when it relates to what we value most, our children.”

Sandy Hook Promise did have to issue a statement in April clarifying that proceeds from the event would go to Sandy Hook Promise and not to the families of the shooting victims. The statement was necessary because families of 11 victims who were not involved in Sandy Hook Promise issued a news release of their own to clear up confusion about where the benefit money was going.

Aside from Billy Currington dropping out of the show under pressure from outraged fans, there has been little controversy.

 

Tim McGraw to Release New Music Next Year

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Tim McGraw fans have something to be excited about.  The country music hit maker says he will be releasing new music in 2016.

According to an article from Taste Of Country, a follow up to the 2014 release “Sundown Heaven Town,” should be expected sometime in 2016.

Furthermore, he revealed how he is working on new tracks, as he is in the studio and excited to hear what his upcoming release would sound like.

“We started working on it a couple of weeks ago, so we’re right in the thick of it now.” McGraw said. “Over the next couple of weeks I will working in the studio a lot, putting a lot of touches on the record. I’m really excited about it. There’s an incredible bunch of songs on this record and we had a lot of fun in the studio playing it. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out myself.”

Tim also revealed his new album would have a “radio chasing” sound to it to expand his market of listeners and is excited to see his fans as well.

“I think if you start chasing radio, if you start chasing what your fans want to hear – I think if you start chasing what you think is the end thing – it’s okay to include some of that stuff, but if you start chasing that as a home base I think you’re in trouble as an artist,” he explained.

“That would be the goal. I would love to get some music out to my fans. Who knows though? You gotta sort of let the music develop as you go along.”

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