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Tim announces 2011 "Emotional Traffic" tour launching this Spring with special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry

Tim announces 2011 "Emotional Traffic" tour launching this Spring with special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry

01.02.2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 2, 2011

TIM MCGRAW ANNOUNCES "EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC TOUR" LAUNCHING THIS SPRING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

LUKE BRYAN AND THE BAND PERRY

"Felt Good On My Lips," His New Single, Is No. 1 In U.S. And Canada

McGraw Co-Stars With Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund And Leighton Meester In Country Strong, Opening This Friday, January 7th

Tim McGraw, named country music's No. 1 touring act of 2010 by Billboard, announced today that he and his band, the Dancehall Doctors, will return to the road this spring. The "Emotional Traffic Tour" will feature special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry. Dates for the extensive North American run will be announced shortly.

Ticket sales will begin on January 15th; for further details visit http://www.timmcgraw.com/. Fans can get the latest updates on the "Emotional Traffic Tour" by joining McGraw's fan club (http://mcgrawfan.com/) or via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TimMcGraw) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/TheTimMcGraw). Outback Steakhouse will be a sponsor of the tour, which will be promoted nationally by Live Nation.

McGraw will deliver "The Journey to Super Bowl 45," the opening tease to the FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show, which airs today at Noon ET on FOX. "Felt Good On My Lips," McGraw's latest single, is No. 1* on Billboard's Country Songs chart and has topped Mediabase's Canadian chart for three consecutive weeks. The song is one of two bonus tracks included on his new double-CD collection, Number One Hits (Curb Records), which includes 22 other chart-topping singles. You can check out the video for "Felt Good On My Lips" on Tim's YouTube channel.

McGraw co-stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester in Screen Gems' Country Strong, which will be released in theatres nationwide this Friday, January 7th. He'll discuss the film in a series of television appearances that includes "Late Show with David Letterman" (1/4), "Good Morning America" (1/5), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1/5), "Chelsea Lately" (1/6) and "The Martha Stewart Show" (1/7). Variety called Country Strong a "rare ensemble piece in which all four principals are not only compellingly drawn but handled with an astute sense of dramatic balance" while CMT Insider noted: "Tim McGraw proves once again just what a fine actor he is."

About Luke Bryan:

Luke Bryan made his debut in 2007 with I'll Stay Me, which was named one of the best albums of the year by numerous critics and contained the Top 10 hits "All My Friends Say" and "Country Man." His latest album, Doin' My Thing, bowed at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 in 2009 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. It's already yielded two No. 1 singles - "Do I" and "Rain Is A Good Thing." His latest hit, "Someone Else Calling You Baby," is currently No. 10 on Billboard's Country Songs chart. Last year Bryan took home two ACM Awards - "Top New Solo Vocalist" and "Top New Artist" - while "Do I" won CMT's "USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year" Award. For additional information, visit http://www.lukebryan.com/.

About The Band Perry:

The Band Perry - siblings Reid, Neil and Kimberly Perry - scored a Top 20 smash with their very first single, "Hip To My Heart." The follow-up single, "If I Die Young," hit No. 1 on Billboard's Country songs chart and entered the Top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100. Both tracks appear on the group's self-titled debut album. Released in October 2010, the record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 4 and the Country Albums chart at No. 2. The Band Perry was nominated for a CMA award in the "Vocal Group of the Year" category. "If I Die Young," which has been certified Platinum, is nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for "Best Country Song." "You Lie," the group's latest single, just went to radio. For additional information, visit http://www.thebandperry.com/.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com <http://Ticketmaster.com> the #3 eCommerce website in the world.  For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors <http://www.livenation.com/investors>.

About Outback Steakhouse:

Outback Steakhouse has been an innovator in casual dining for 21 years.  During that time, we have perfected the art of serving great tasting steaks. In fact, we were recently voted #1 Best Steak in the 2009 Zagat Survey of National Full-Service Restaurant Chains.  We are not only known for the "Best Steak", we also serve fresh, "made from scratch" appetizers, salads, entrees, sides and desserts that use only the highest quality ingredients available.  Our menu of new choices, classic favorites and "down under prices", including 15 meals under $15, offers something for everyone.  We promise delicious food, spirited service, and an energetic atmosphere that will make those casual nights out the most enjoyable available.

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Added 01/04/2011 by Marianne

Thank U
Happy New Year to U, Faith and the girls.

Added 01/04/2011 by Marianne

Mr Tim MCGraw,
I would like to thank you for being U and also for graciously touring again can't wait to admire u so close but so far...... Can't wait to see the dates!!!!! I will be buying a few for me and my families too.

Added 01/04/2011 by teresa doty greeneyez

thank you again, My year will not be coimplete with out you and your presents in ct. So please come to ct.... this is your invite...congratz go out to you as always...

Added 01/03/2011 by Kirsten

Looking forward to seeing you back in Vancouver Tim! Happy New Year to you, Faith, and your girls!!! xoxo

Added 01/03/2011 by sherry

Please, please come to eastern Canada!!!!

Added 01/03/2011 by Peggy

Wonderful news Tim! Cannot wait to hear the dates and I am looking so forward to Friday for the opening of Country Strong!! This movie looks like it is going to be amazing! What a great way to start the New Year for your fans!

Added 01/02/2011 by Diane

Great News! Love the name of the tour, The Emotional Traffic tour. Looking forward to it, and to Country Strong coming out Friday.

Added 01/02/2011 by Amy Williams

I am so glad to see you are still out there giving it your all as usual. I would love to someday be able to attend one of your concerts. Keep up the great music that we all love so well. Thank you Tim!!!

Added 01/02/2011 by Sandy

Thank you Tim!!!!!!! You have already made this a GREAT year just knowing I can look forward to you being on tour....CAN'T wait!!!!!!!!!! You're the best!!!!!

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