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Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017

  • Date: October 13, 2017
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Address:
    601 F Street NW
    Washington, DC 20004
  • Cost: From $69.50 to $119.50

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Upcoming Events for Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Upcoming Events for Faith Hill

With a voice that is as powerful as it is recognizable. Her thirteen-year career has been highlighted by the sale of over 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated eleven #1 singles and twenty #1 videos. Her last three album releases, 1999's BREATHE, 2002's CRY and 2005's FIREFLIES all debuted consecutively at #1 on Billboard's Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart, making her the only female artist ever to accomplish this feat.

FIREFLIES, Faith's latest multi-platinum release, once again showcases her talents not only as a singer, but marks the 4th album that she has co-produced alongside longtime collaborators Dann Huff and Byron Gallimore.

Faith is a five-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won 3 Country Music Association Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards, and 4 People's Choice Awards. Her marketability knows no equal. Her ability to draw television audiences nationwide is evidenced by the success of her own network television specials; 2000's CBS Network broadcast of "FAITH!", NBC Network's broadcast of 2002's "FAITH HILL: When The Lights Go Down" and 2005's "FAITH HILL: FIREFLIES."

Faith Hill continues to grace the cover of an eclectic mix of magazines including In Style, People, Marie Claire, Country Weekly, Glamour, Redbook and so many more. She is a constant sweeps period booking on network television programming and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Barbara Walters Special, 60 Minutes, as well as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View and countless other programs.

She performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXIV and also performed at every major awards show including multiple appearances at The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards and VH1's Divas 1999 and 2000. In 2001, Faith appeared on "America: A Tribute To Heroes," the groundbreaking cross-networked effort to raise money to benefit the rescue workers and victims of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, Faith appeared on NBC's "A Concert for Hurricane Relief."

Faith co-headlined 2006's Soul2Soul II Tour, which became the highest grossing country tour of all time and the most attended concert tour of the year in any musical genre. The tour broke many records across the country, including being the only country music tour ever to sell out 3 consecutive nights at The Staples Center in Los Angles. This tour came on the heels of 2000's Soul2Soul Tour which was one of that year's top grossing and most successful US tours.

As one of this generations most likeable, credible and visible talents, it came as no surprise that Hollywood came knocking for 2004's remake of "The Stepford Wives." Faith starred in the Paramount Pictures production alongside Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Mathew Broderick and Christopher Walken.

Raised in Star, Mississippi, Faith moved to Nashville at the age of 19. In 1993, her debut single, "Wild One", spent four weeks at #1 and from there she never looked back. Faith Hill has based her career on dedication, passion and commitment. Combined with her unparalleled vocal talents and style she has become a sought after entertainer and has firmly planted herself at the top of the music scene, where it's easy to see (and hear) that she might just stay for a while.

Upcoming Events for Tim McGraw

"A lot of artists can tell you how they feel," says Tim McGraw, "but when somebody can tell you how you feel, and you didn't know it or couldn't put it into words, that's the goal. What you want to do as an artist is let someone discover how they feel from your music, in a really visceral way, from the inside out." For twenty years, McGraw has been providing that kind of powerful connection with his audience. With Two Lanes of Freedom, his new album—and first release for Big Machine Records—the singer is covering his broadest emotional range yet, with a set of songs that looks forward and back, gets deep and gets loose, and reveals that even the biggest stars can continue to grow with consistency and maturity. In his record-shattering career, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, and dominated the charts with 32 Number One singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as The Blind Side, Country Strong, and Friday Night Lights—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honor for a singer in any genre. McGraw has never been afraid of breaking new ground; over the years, he has collaborated with musicians from Nelly to Tony Bennett to Def Leppard and Ne-Yo.

"I feel like I've progressed in my work, and I've gotten better," says McGraw. "On my last album, Emotional Traffic, I was discovering some new sounds and new things that I wanted to do, scratching the surface of the direction I wanted to head. This album was a way to reach a little further back, to all that I'd done throughout my career, and bring both sides together—it's a combination of that discovery, along with some rediscovery." Over the last few years, McGraw has seen a transformation in numerous aspects of his career: changes in his management, his record company, and his band. "All of those things make you reflect on where you've been," he says, "and it's hard to think about where you want to go until you look at where you've been. When you listen to this record, there's a lot of that reflection that drives everything forward. It's almost like two magnets, the future and the past, and when they get close to each other, it pushes them away. "I've always gone in the studio and tried to make the best record I could possibly make," he continues, "but to come into a situation where there's some weight lifted, some refreshment going on, you can feel that in the music. I think you can feel the horses gallop on this record, and where I might go and what I might do when my engines are revving."

On Two Lanes of Freedom, the sense of nostalgia comes through on such classic-sounding tracks as "Annie, I Owe You a Dance" and the hard-driving single "One of Those Nights." The reverie of those songs, though, is countered by the humor and joy of "Southern Girl" or the feel-good hangover of "Mexicoma." McGraw maintains that it was the album's title track that really established the tone for the entire project. "When we cut 'Two Lanes of Freedom,' there was such a freshness to it," he says. "The track has this sort of Gaelic drive to it, with a synthesized didgeridoo and hurdy-gurdy. The song sets a palette for the whole record because it's so visual—it has that summery, hazy image, and I think that made the whole record open up for me." If the album addresses a set of classic themes in country music, part of the reason may be that it was recorded in a very traditional fashion. "We were in the studio for two weeks straight, from ten in the morning until eleven or twelve at night," says McGraw. "It was like the old days of making a record, like a bunch of guys going in a submarine and making music." But the sound that resulted, with hints of everything from rock to hip-hop to bluegrass, is hardly limited to the conventional country playbook. "I don't ever want to paint anybody into a box when we're in the studio," says the singer. "We want these guys to come in and bring everything they have to the table. After the sessions, I got an email from one of the musicians saying that it was such a great experience to be so free to make a record, and the greatest thing to me was this sense of freedom that all the musicians had." The strength and confidence in the musical settings helped McGraw reach some especially emotional depth in his performances on such songs as "Number 37405," the lament of a singer-turned-convict.

Most powerful of all might be "Book of John," a wistful account of a family going through the journal left behind by its late patriarch. "I don't have a huge reservoir of what a father-son relationship is, I don't have a deep well to draw from," says McGraw. "I didn't know my father very well, had sort of a rocky relationship with my step-dad, and now I have all daughters. So that song spoke to me in an odd way—it came more out of the longing for that sort of relationship than from my own experience, and I think that shows up in how we cut the record and how I sang it." Two Lanes of Freedom closes with "The Highway Don't Care," a breezy yet complex track that features two of country music's biggest superstars, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. "When I heard the song, I knew I wanted Taylor to sing on it," says McGraw. "And I've been looking for years for something to have Keith play on, because I think he's one of the best artists we have out there. He's a fantastic guitar player and he went to town on this thing—I would do this for a hundred bucks a night and never sing another lick if I could play guitar like that." The album begins and ends with images of the road, a scenario that Tim McGraw knows well and he's sure to embark on another sell-out tour supporting the new album in 2013.

On stage and on record, Tim McGraw remains dedicated to delivering music that is innovative, heartfelt, and authentic. "These songs are written and constructed in a way that people can impose their own memories and put themselves in your place, like going to a great movie and making yourself the hero," he says. "Art has to be cathartic; that's why people enjoy it. It makes you think or reflect, it purges you emotionally. That's what propels you as an artist, and it's what makes a listener stay engaged."

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