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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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Tim McGraw to Give Away More Houses

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Tim McGraw will launch his “Shotgun Rider” tour today and once again, he’s giving away houses to military veterans.

Tim has teamed with Operation Homefront and Chase to give mortgage-free homes to veterans. In the past three years, he’s awarded 108 homes in 30 states. Thirty-six homes will be given during the upcoming “Shotgun Rider” tour.

Visit tour dates and information.


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