With ten No. 1 albums, more awards than you can shake a stick at, and fellow superstar Faith Hill by his side, Tim McGraw is country music royalty, enjoying a comfortable reign over the genre almost 25 years after his debut. Far from caught up in the trappings of his success, however, McGraw keeps it real for fans at his live shows, eschewing the razzle dazzle of big budget touring in favor of no-frills simplicity — a man, his guitar, and his songs. With his familiar voice and down-home charm, McGraw has launched some of the top-selling tours in music history, and his 2014 Soul2Soul residency with Faith Hill in Las Vegas is sure to be no different.
Born in Dehli, Louisiana, McGraw took up the guitar while in college on a baseball scholarship, writing and performing songs for tips. After his demos found their way to label execs, he dropped out of school, moved to Nashville, and released his 1993 self-titled debut. The album contained some minor hits, but it was 1994 sophomore effort Not a Moment Too Soon that really put him on the map, peaking at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and becoming the top-selling country album of the year. Kicking off a serious chart run, McGraw reached No. 1 with nine of his next ten albums, earning three Grammys and a host of country music awards for his solo work as well as collaborations with wife Faith Hill. In 2014 the pair reprises their work together with Soul2Soul, their highly anticipated residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Tim and his band played for a little over 2 hours with no intermission. He played 4-5 more songs for the encore. He has such energy and stage presence! Really looks like he's enjoying himself."
"Many people are musicians, but Tim McGraw is an entertainer! He plays to the crowd and makes a stadium feel more like he's playing in your back yard for you and your friends."
"This concert was amazing! No crazy lights, fire or movie screens. Just Tim singing and entertaining. Best Tim McGraw concert I've seen!"