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Tim McGraw Releases “Humble & Kind” Music Video

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Continuing the success of his critically-acclaimed album Damn Country Music, Tim McGraw released the record’s anthemic second single, “Humble And Kind,” today.

This song is so special to me. I really wanted a video that showed the universality of the message of Humble and Kind….

Posted by Tim McGraw on Thursday, January 21, 2016

“I felt like it was going to be a special song when we finished it. Then when we mixed it, it just really came alive,” McGraw says of the song. “It’s not about being ‘my’ song or ‘my’ album or ‘my’ piece of music or any of those things. I think it’s just the message that the world needs. The song is so special, we wanted the video to really have a meaning to it and the video to be really universal and worldly and encompass everyone and what the emotion of the song is.”

The “Humble And Kind” music video, directed by Wes Edwards, features scenes from Oprah Winfrey’s groundbreaking documentary “Belief,” which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them. The song’s music video marries these universal scenes of faith and life with a dramatic McGraw performance, captured by a one-of-a-kind 360 degree turntable lighting rig which provides a big looping light highlighting the passage of time. The lyrics serve as a poignantly complementary soundtrack to the vivid, emotional storytelling and cinematic visual imagery of the series, which aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network last fall.

Along with the single and video, McGraw will also launch stayhumbleandkind.com, a site that aggregates stories shared with the hashtag #stayhumbleandkind as well as encourages random acts of kindness through a simple tracking program. “We want to celebrate positive stories that embody the lyric and message of the song – from the most simple to the extraordinary,” said McGraw.

The song became an immediate standout on Damn Country Music for fans and critics alike, with TIME Magazine noting that “McGraw shines most brightly when he’s foregrounding his warm, supple voice and keeping the music that surrounds him uncluttered. Perhaps that’s why the album closes with ‘Humble and Kind,’ in which the ‘good life’ means one governed by manners and grace.”

Newsday agreed, citing that “McGraw is at his best with a big, emotional ballad and he has a masterpiece to work with here… [the song] is a gorgeous bit of advice — in this case, from a father to his children, but it’s really pretty universal… McGraw delivers this advice with just the right amount of emotion, the right balance between preaching and suggestion.”

Nash Country Weekly further hailed the song “the album’s most powerful and pensive reminder of Tim’s aforementioned passion is the last verse in the last song… where he sings ‘When you get where you’re goin’, don’t forget turn back around / And help the next one in line / Always stay humble and kind.”
Connect with Tim at: TimMcGraw.com

Tim McGraw to Perform at Pro Football HOF Concert for Legends

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The 2016 Concert for Legends will feature music superstar Tim McGraw. He will play at the newly renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Friday, Aug. 5th at 8 pm to kick off an exciting weekend in Canton that celebrates the Enshrinement of the Class of 2016.

Concert for Legends tickets go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 27th at 10 am and may purchased at ProFootballHOF.com/tickets or by calling 844-4HOFTIX (844-446-3849). Tickets prices: $40, $60, $80, $130, $180 and $230.

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is honored to have Tim McGraw perform at the Concert for Legends. In addition to being a legendary music icon, Tim is also a huge football fan,” Hall of Fame President David Baker stated. Baker was the Commissioner of the Arena Football League when McGraw owned the league’s Nashville Kats.

“It will be a special night with Tim’s music and honoring all the great heroes of the game and our Hall of Fame Class of 2016.”
McGraw, who was named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres, also is a noted actor who has had roles in many films including the football themed “Friday Night Lights” and “Blind Side.”

“I love football. It teaches us so much about life, commitment, courage and integrity,” McGraw shared. “I’ll be joining my buddy Brett Favre along with more than one hundred Hall of Fame Gold Jackets and thousands of fans for a celebration of this great game. I can’t wait for it and I’ll see you in Canton.”

McGraw recently co-produced and narrated a documentary, “Favre Returns,” about Class of 2016 finalist Brett Favre. The production was part of the new NFL Network documentary series The Timeline.

The Concert for Legends was added last year to bring added excitement to the spectacular Enshrinement Weekend in Canton that bookends the NFL regular season with the Super Bowl. Aerosmith played to a sold-out crowd in the inaugural Concert for Legends last August.

The Class of 2016 will receive their coveted Gold Jacket at the nationally televised Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner on Thursday night in front an audience of 4,500 fans. Then, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will serve as the venue for three major events on successive nights.

McGraw will be the first event inside the renovated stadium that is part of the $500 million Hall of Fame Village project underway on the Hall’s campus. The night following Concert for Legends, the Class of 2016 will be formally enshrined into the Hall. The NFL will kick off its 97th season in the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 7th.

Tickets to the 2016 Enshrinement Ceremony and NFL/Hall of Fame Game go on sale to the public on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 ET and can be purchased at ProFootballHOF.com/tickets or by calling 844-4HOFTIX (844-446-3849.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame also offers Official Fan Packages that provide fans with VIP experiences, premium seats, and parties with Hall of Famers during the 2016 Enshrinement Week. Official Fan Packages are on sale now at HOFExperiences.com.

NYC’s Country Music Festival Will Return To Randall’s Island Park With Big Names

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FarmBorough Festival’s first year surpassed all expectations as New York City’s first-ever country music festival when over 40,000 fans united on Randall’s Island Park for three days of first-class country music.  A collaboration between Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment, the two-stage festival will return on June 17-19 for a second year with a megastar lineup including Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett.  Juxtaposed against the backdrop of New York City’s iconic and breathtaking skyline, #NYCGoesCountry as the genre’s fervent fans will be able to enjoy FarmBorough’s diverse lineup that will also include A Thousand Horses, Billy Currington, Lonestar, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Eric Paslay and more to be announced in the coming weeks.  Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am ET at FarmBoroughFestival.com.

“Since the gates closed on FarmBorough last year we’ve been working towards today and how to come back even stronger than FarmBorough’s first year,” said Brian O’Connell Live Nation President of Country Touring.  “Having the heavyweight power of such huge and distinct names as well artists that I think will be the genre’s next big superstars on the bill helps ease the pressure a little bit of putting on a festival in the greatest city in the world.  I can’t wait to get back out there and continue to make our mark on the Big Apple.”

“We made history last year by launching New York City’s first ever major Country Music Festival,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “The amazing lineup for FarmBorough 2016 speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to show everyone what’s in store for June. It’s gonna be awesome.”

An important milestone for the country music genre, critics and fans alike continue to praise and welcome FarmBorough Festival with open arms.

Follow further FarmBorough updates on Facebook: facebook.com/farmboroughfestival, Twitter: @FarmBoroughFest, Instagram: @Farmboroughfest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #farmborough and #nycgoescountry

Tim McGraw Says the Time is Right for “Humble And Kind”

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Tim McGraw says his song “Humble and Kind” is a song he might not have tried to tackle recording early in his career.

“I think there are a few songs earlier in my career that I may not have recorded. ‘Humble and Kind’ – I don’t know that I wouldn’t have recorded it, but I don’t think I would have been able to tackle it the way I have,” McGraw says.

When asked if there were any songs he’s recorded lately that he might not have recorded earlier in his career, Tim immediately goes to the song “Humble and Kind” from his new album, “Damn Country Music.” The singer says he doesn’t think he could have given the depth to the tune if he didn’t have the life experiences behind him that he has now.

He also thinks this is the right time in the world for people to listen to the lyrics to the song and take them to heart.

The song is Tims latest single, just shipped to country radio.

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