Soul 2 Soul 2018
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
The Soul 2 Soul 2018 Tour, featuring supporting act Caitlyn Smith, comes to Rupp Arena on June 2, 2018!
McGraw and Hill have been dominating the music charts since the early ‘90s. They began touring together in 1996 on McGraw’s Spontaneous Combustion tour. In 2000 they created the Soul2Soul franchise with their record-breaking “Soul2Soul” tour, becoming that year’s top grossing and most successful U.S. tour. Their success continued in 2006-2007 when “Soul2Soul II” returned to the road, which was the most attended tour of the year in any musical genre and remains the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history. Pollstar Magazine named it their “Major Tour of 2006,” beating out Madonna, The Rolling Stones and The Red Hot Chili Peppers for the honor.
McGraw has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and dominated the singles charts with a stunning 41 #1 singles. He is currently riding the Billboard Country Airplay chart with 3 singles in the top 20, a feat he was the first to achieve, and now the first to achieve for a second time. He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and the genre-breaking “Over and Over”). His recent multi-week #1 single “Humble and Kind,” off his “Damn Country Music” album, is his 59th release to hit top 10 or better, and spawned a New York Times Best Seller book. McGraw’s film credits include blockbusters “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side.” He will also be appearing in the feature film “The Shack” next year.
Though she initially found success as a songwriter penning hits for acts such as James Bay, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, John legend and Meghan Trainor (for whom she co-wrote the four-time-platinum duet “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”), in the last year Caitlyn Smith has become one of Nashville’s most celebrated new voices. Since she released her album Starfire earlier this year, critics immediately began taking notice: New York Times calls her sound “format-defying” with a “striking voice” while ELLE Magazine has praised her “powerful, affecting songs.” Caitlyn was also named one of the “top female vocalists” on Billboard’s SXSW 2017 Music Discovery. Her first single “Starfire” is currently at Triple A radio and can be heard on NPR’s World Café on March 7. For more information, please visit www.caitlynsmith.com.
- June 2, 2018 7:30 PM Add to cal