Aug. 6, 2009 Tim McGraw grew up in New Orleans Saints territory and lives in the hometown of the Tennessee Titans, but now hes got connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. Hell have plenty of National Football Leagues teams competing for his attentions this year.
Tim is on tap Sept. 10 to perform during the NFLs Kickoff Party before the first regular season game at Pittsburghs Heinz Field, when the Titans play the hometown Steelers. According to Country Aircheck, hes planning to perform at least one song from his Southern Voice album, due Oct. 20.
The NFL tie is particularly appropriate given his role in the movie The Blind Side. In the picture, Tim portrays Sean Touhy, a Memphis sports announcer whose wife, played by Sandra Bullock, brings in an over-sized homeless African-American youth named Michael Oher to live with them in their posh neighborhood. The suburban home is a stark contrast to his inner-city roots: The boys father was killed and his biological mother was a crack addict. Based on a true story, its incredible drama especially since the real-life Michael was the Ravens first-round pick in the NFL draft this year and looks to get significant playing time.
The trailer shows Tims character to be a completely different guy than the alcoholic football father he played in his first movie, Friday Night Lights. The film hits theaters Nov. 20. Watch the trailer:
In the meantime, Tims signed on to perform at Halfway To Hazards second annual Charity Trail Ride in rural Crockettsville, Ky. He joins Dierks Bentley, James Otto, Keith Anderson, Danielle Peck, Gabe Garcia and Krista Marie among the acts slated to perform and/or join the motorcycle ride during the two-day benefit, Aug. 22-23.
Halfway To Hazard, a duo featuring Chad Warrix and David Tolliver, plans to release its sophomore album before the end of the year on Tims StyleSonic label.