For a while there in the early 1990s, Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks were running neck and neck up the country music charts and it looked like Brooks was in the lead, but a slew of multi-platinum albums and undeniable good looks don't lie. Rather, they solidified McGraw as the most popular male country star of the '90s (especially with the lady fans who made him into somewhat of a heartthrob). Of course, it also helped that McGraw was a relentless touring machine, and his marriage to mega-star country diva Faith Hill didn't hurt. And baseball fans favored McGraw on account of his being the son of famous major league southpaw pitcher Tug McGraw (former player for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies). Tim McGraw's polished new traditional sound is rooted in old school, boot-scootin' honky-tonk and some of the catchier sides of southern rock from the '80s that, when mixed with the former, would help innovate the new traditional sound altogether. And if his early ballads sound influenced by the late, great Keith Whitley, it's because McGraw idolized him while growing up. McGraw found his own sound (and first real chart topper) with 1994's playfully twangy "Indian Outlaw," but not ... See More
Tim McGraw Concert Films
Americas Morning Show - Tim McGraw
Runtime: 47 minJoin Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks, and Terri Clark as the biggest names in Country Music stop by America’s Morning Show. Watch interviews and live performances exclusively on Nash TV!
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 52 minIn a record-shattering career, Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, dominated the charts with 30 Number One singles and received three Grammys, among other countless awards. The 2009 release of his tenth studio album, Southern Voice, represents a new level of depth and intensity for the seasoned country artist, showcased on this episode of Soundstage. With a commanding stage presence, McGraw croons out his reflective and haunting new songs “If I Died Today” and “I’m Only Jesus.” Other show highlights include “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Good Girls” and “Still.”
Tim McGraw Top Tracks
America’s Morning Show
Florida Georgia Line
Runtime: 17 minJoin Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks, and Terri Clark as the biggest names in Country Music stop by America’s Morning Show. Watch interviews and live performances exclusively on Nash TV!
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 43 minTravis Tritt has dominated the charts for a decade performing the kind of country music that men identify with and females swoon" over. In this Soundstage concert, he wows the audience performing favorites such as "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde," "Great Day to Be Alive," and "Anymore."
Joy to the World: Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 53 minWorking with producers Dann Huff and Byron Gallimore, engineer Allen Sides and Grammy-winning arranger David Campbell, Faith Hill has crafted a one-of-a-kind Christmas record with Joy to the World, freshly conceived yet anchored in tradition. It is a loving tribute to both the spirit and the music of Christmas, one that pays homage to the classics.
Recorded over a two-year period, the album features reworked classics along with the only original song on the track and her single, "A Baby Changes Everything." The arrangements are diverse. From the big band orchestration of songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, "Winter Wonderland" and "Holly Jolly Christmas," to the a cappella "The Little Drummer Boy" and the Appalachian feel of "Away In A Manger." The CD opens with "Joy To The World," and, says Hill, "From the very first note you hear, I wanted it to be joyous. I wanted to give you (the listener) the impression of what the song meant before a word was ever uttered."
Over the course of the past two years Faith has spent much of her time on the road. 2006’s Soul2Soul II Tour and Soul2Soul Tour 2007, which she did with
her husband Tim McGraw, was and still is the highest grossing country tour of all
time. It was selected as Pollstar Magazine’s "Major Tour of 2006" over industry powerhouses Madonna and the Rolling Stones. With the wrap up of the tour in 2007, they have the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.
That tour became one of the many highlights of a career that includes five Grammy Awards and countless other awards, the sale of more than 30 million albums, and hit singles including "Wild One," "It Matters To Me," "This Kiss," "Breathe," "The Way You Love Me" "Cry" and "Mississippi Girl." And perhaps most impressive of all the accomplishments, Faith Hill is the only female artist to celebrate three consecutive album debuts atop both Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and Country Chart. With a voice that is soulful and powerful, there is simply no question that Faith is one of the music industry’s top vocalists.
As one of this generation’s most credible and visible talents, Faith Hill has based her career on dedication, passion and commitment.
Pass The Jar
Zac Brown Band
Runtime: 1 hr 56 min"Not only is this a stellar recording of a nearly flawless performance, but it's also peppered with star-studded cameos and a few cover songs of the household-favorite variety. More importantly, it reveals Zac Brown and his band in their most comfortable and confident element — the live setting. Nothing against Brown's recorded material, but after hearing this October 30, 2009 concert from Atlanta, there's really no argument that Brown and band prefer the stage to the studio. The fawning ""Whatever It Is"" opens the set with rootsy instruments twanging and grinding under Brown's good ol' boy drawl, but you can almost hear the high-fives in the crowd following an excellent cover of the Band's ""The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."" They do similar justice to a barn-burning rendition of ""The Devil Went Down To Georgia."" Kid Rock lends his graveled growl on a Zippo-hoisting version of Marshall Tucker Band's ""Can't You See"" and it's great to hear Shawn Mullins pipe in on the Jimmy Buffett-esque ""Toes,"" though it's Little Big Town's lush harmonic panorama on the heartwarming ""Colder Weather"" that shines brightest here."
The Christmas Show
Runtime: 1 hr 36 minTrace Adkins: The Christmas Show is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production that features songs from THE KING'S GIFT (Adkins' album of Celtic carols) and other Christmas classics combined with historical and humorous narration. These time-honored Christmas classics are performed by Adkins and his twelve-piece ''Sarepta Symphony'' and make for a truly special holiday experience.
Grits and Hits
Runtime: 18 minJoin Mississippi girl Samantha Landrum, as she shows you how to nail those down-home Southern recipes while bringing you up-close and personal with your favorite country stars. From homemade blueberry pound cake to chart-topping anthems, Grits and Hits is a direct hit for the country lifestyle.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 45 minTrisha Yearwood could be considered a Triple Threat in the country music genre. Having garnered the trifecta of three Grammys, an Oscar-nominated song, and being the first female country singer to sell a million copies of her 1991 self-titled debut, she is indeed the marker of success to which all country female singers aspire. As a Garth Brooks protge, Yearwood began her career singing backup on his 89 debut. Appearing again on Brooks follow-up, No Fences, soon she was sought out by MCA who released her self-titled debut. More than a decade later with nine blockbuster albums and a string of chart-topping singles under her talented belt Yearwood returns with her 10th album, Jasper County. The album will premiere in September 2005.
Yearwood joins the Soundstage ranks, bringing with her a few special guests. Launching the show is Billy Currington, who performs the title track to his forthcoming sophomore album, Doin Somethin Right, which will see its release in October 2005. The trio Sugarland follows him. Performing songs from 2004s Twice The Speed Of Light, the talented Jennifer Nettles, Kristen Hall, and Kristian Bush are a fine lead in to the highlight of the show. Yearwood takes the stage performing some of her finest hits, including her very first single, Shes In Love With A Boy, Xxxs And Oooos (An American Girl) from 95s Thinking About You, and the Diane Warren-penned How Do I Live.
Real Live Performances
Runtime: 13 minIf the heart of Country Music is the song, the soul is the concert. Nash TV puts you in the front row for the best live performances around; from small town throw-downs to big city spectaculars, we’ve got you covered!
Nash Night’s Live
Runtime: 22 minShawn Parr brings the Party when Nash Nights Live hits the airwaves coast-to-coast; follow the iconic tune taste-maker as he and his co-host Elaina hang with the brightest stars in Music City.
Dierks Bentley: Riser
Runtime: 43 minThe film documents the ups and downs following the death of his father through the birth of his first son – the story that inspired his No. one selling seventh studio album Riser that spawned mass critical acclaim. Most recently, Billboard noted “From the birth of his son to the death of his father, Dierks Bentley has been through a lot lately, and his introspective new LP is proof. He sounds gritty and time-tested…questions life’s meaning with some of the strongest lyrics he’s ever recorded.”
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 54 minThere’s a reason Kenny Chesney received four consecutive ACM Entertainer of the Year awards. Backed by a flawless band and horn section, Chesney presents contemporary country at its finest on this episode of Soundstage. Encouraging the audience to leave their problems at the door, Kenny proceeds to blow the roof off with party anthem opener “Beer in Mexico.”
Chesney’s musical stylings are diverse during this set, ranging from beachy, tropical homages like “Summertime” to reflective, soft crooners like “Better As A Memory” and “Back Where I Come From.” Bounding back and forth across the stage, his unabashed energy translates perfectly into friendly heartland ballads and sincere, feel-good sing alongs like “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” and “Young.” Truly a spectacular night, Chesney also performs “How Forever Feels” in this intimate studio setting, putting you in a good mood for days.
Runtime: 59 minFilmed in front of a small studio audience in Nashville, CMT Invitation Only: Blake Shelton features Blake performing some of his biggest hits along with fan favorites. The exclusive performance also features an informal question and answer session with fans.
Wide Open Live
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minOn March 6, 2009, a sold out Knoxville (Tenn.) Coliseum crowd found out what millions of Jason Aldean fans already knew: he's a rising star and a damn fine entertainer. The concert was lights out and over-the-top. Those lucky enough to attend experienced not just an I-can't-wait-to-tell-myfriends- about-this show, but also benefited from the sum of years of hard work and determination. "Wide Open Live And More!" captures Jason Aldean at his rockin' country best. All the hits are here--"Amarillo Sky," "Why," "Hicktown," "Relentless," "She's Country," "Johnny Cash," "Laughed Until We Cried" and "Big Green Tractor"--and so are the live show favorites like "Wide Open," "I Break Everything I Touch" and "Asphalt Cowboy," among others. Not only does Jason sing his hits, he connects with his audience and offers them an escape, if only for the night. That's what real entertainers do.
Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy World Tour: Live
Runtime: 1 hr 59 minThis live film includes Keith performing 18 full songs in concert from his Love, Pain And The Whole Crazy World tour including favorites such as "Once In a Lifetime", "Stupid Boy" and the concert smash "You Look Good In My Shirt ." Features exclusive outtakes, in-studio footage of Keith re-recording his recent USA #1 hit "You Look Good In My Shirt,"
All Access & Uncovered: The Making Of Changed And Beyond
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minAll Access and Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond gives a look behind-the-scenes with the award winning, chart-topping Country band Rascal Flatts. Featuring live performances, intimate interviews and home video footage, The Making of Changed and Beyond takes Rascal Flatts fans on a journey as the guys work to complete their acclaimed album Changed. All Access and Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond gives rare insight into the creative process of one of Country music's biggest bands, and is a must-see for Rascal Flatts fans and music fans alike.
Runtime: 48 minPrecious Memories is the thirteenth studio album, and the first gospel album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on February 28, 2006 on the Arista Nashville label. Unlike his previous albums, this is a side project composed of traditional gospel songs. Although no singles were released from it, Precious Memories earned a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.