Georgia Southern University will welcome country music recording star Tim McGraw to campus Friday, April 30 as he headlines the University's spring concert at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Jonathan Singleton and the Grove will open the 8 p.m. concert for McGraw.
McGraw has sold more than 40 million units and dominated the charts with 31 #1 singles. He's won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 11 Country Music Association Awards. McGraw, who co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the hit film "The Blind Side," is currently shooting Screen Gems' "Love Don't Let Me Down" in Nashville with co-star Gwyneth Paltrow.
Georgia Southern University student, faculty and staff ticket sales for the concert will begin at midnight on Wednesday.
Student tickets are $28 for stand tickets and $35 for field tickets. Faculty/staff tickets are $38 for stand tickets and $45 for field tickets. Ticket sales for the public begin April 2. General admission tickets for the public are $50 for stand tickets and $55 for field tickets. Please note that there will be no seats on the field. Field tickets are standing room only. Tickets may be purchased at the University Store (University Bookstore), on the Georgia Southern campus or online at: www.etix.com.
The concert is funded by ticket sales and student activity fees and is sponsored by Eagle Entertainment, a student-run group responsible for bringing varied entertainment acts to the Georgia Southern University campus.
"The spring concert is a tradition that celebrates our students' completion of another successful academic year and the graduation of our seniors," said Teresa Thompson, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. "The performer is chosen by students and students take lead roles in the planning stages of the concert and on the night of the event itself. So not only do our students have the opportunity to enjoy the talents of a world-class entertainer like Tim McGraw, they also have the rare opportunity of working alongside him and his team. It is the kind of hands-on lesson in leadership that we work to provide our students as part of their Georgia Southern University education."
The university has played host to a variety of major entertainers and speakers during the past several years including former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, country music star Brad Paisley, popular rock bands O.A.R. and 3 Doors Down and Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell.