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Country superstar Tim McGraw comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 12

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From a press release:

Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Tim McGraw will start the year off right by headlining the College Football Playoff Game tonight, performing his new song “Way Down” from a forthcoming album later this year and his Nielsen BDS-certified “Most Played Radio Song of the Decade” hit “Something Like That.”

Hours before the game, he announced his 2020 Here on Earth Tour, which includes a stop at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Sunday, July 12.

Special guests Midland and Ingrid Andress will open the show on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the major tour will cross the country beginning in July and ending in September. McGraw will also join forces with reigning CMA Vocalist of the Year Luke Combs for two summer stadium shows in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

“Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to be outside in the summertime playing music. Everyone is there, sharing the moment, having fun, and letting loose,” McGraw said. “To be here on Earth in this moment, together, sharing our love for music and getting through all that life is throwing us – that’s what it’s all about.”

Tickets, which start at $34.75, plus fees, go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), and all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Tim McGraw has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 43 worldwide No. 1 singles. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards. His iconic career achievements include being named BDS Radio’s “Most Played Artist of the Decade” for all music genres and having the “Most Played Song of the Decade” for all music genres. He is the most-played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending more than 10 weeks at No. 1.

His career-long tour successes include the record-setting Soul2Soul World Tour in 2017 with his wife, Faith Hill. As part of the host committee, McGraw welcomed the largest outdoor crowd ever to his Nashville performance at the 2019 NFL Draft. He also appeared in the NFL Tailgate Party for Super Bowl LIII.

McGraw starred in and narrated the hit movie “The Shack” and co-wrote and performed the closing credit song for the Oscar-nominated documentary “Free Solo.” His other movie credits include blockbuster hits “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side.” McGraw co-authored the New York Times Best Seller “Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation” with Jon Meacham and enjoyed a critically acclaimed multi-city book tour featuring conversation and music from the book.

He is also the founder of health and fitness brand TruMav and recently authored a New York Times Best Seller health and fitness book “Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life.”