Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Tim McGraw decided to wait until his daughter graduates high school before going on the massive Shotgun Rider Tour this summer. The tour is set to begin in Little Rock, Arkansas. Note that not all of the tour dates have been announced. So far, there are over two-dozen stops announced with more expected in the coming weeks.
McGraw is riding high after the recent release of Diamond Rings and Old Barstools; the fourth single off of his Sundown Heaven Town album. McGraw is also up for a Grammy Award for Meanwhile Back Mama’s, his hit duet with wife Faith Hill for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo.
Statistics show that McGraw is the most played country artist since 1992 and also one the most played of the decade.
Fans will be kept in the dark as to the big question on everyone’s mind: will Faith Hill make any surprise appearances on tour?
The set list has yet to be released, but fans can expect the four singles from his latest album to make the list. Shotgun Rider and Meanwhile Back at Mama’s are two must-have songs. The former reached number one on both US and Canadian country music charts. Shotgun Rider also reached #1 on the US Country Airplay.
Sundown Heaven Town reached #3 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Two opening acts have been announced: Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.
Billy Currington has had 9 number 1 singles. Currington is a platinum-selling artist that has released Don’t It as his latest single off of his upcoming, sixth, album. The artist will be singing a variety of songs on tour including Don’t It, That’s How Country Boys Roll and Hey Girl. Concert-goers can expect a wide array of new songs from Currington’s upcoming album to make the list.
Chase Bryant is an artist to watch, states Rolling Stone magazine. This young singer has the makings of a star, and this tour may just set his career up for superstardom. The singer released Take It On Back as his debut single. The single rose to become a top 10 hit and landed Bryant on everyone’s radar.
The song was one of the fastest rising singles in country music in 2014.
The 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour will be on the top of any country music fan’s must-see list of summer tours. With the likes of Billy Currington, Chase Bryant and Tim McGraw, fans are in for the best country music tour of 2015.