by Cindy Watts
You never know who you’ll run into at a country music awards show. Just ask Tim McGraw.
McGraw recently told Melissa and Austin at US 99 in Chicago about bumping into Willie Nelson on an elevator in Nashville.
“We were at the CMAs one year and my security guy EJ and I got on the elevator,” McGraw said. “Willie got on the elevator with us, and he’s like, ‘Hey Tim how you doing? Doing good?’”
Everything was fine until the elevator stopped on the next floor.
“Two police officers walked in with a dog,” McGraw recalled. “We’re on the elevator. Everybody’s quiet. We go up one more floor, and the police officers and the dog got off. The doors closed, and Willie looked over at me and said … ‘Bomb dog!’”
McGraw and his wife Faith Hill recently wrapped up their run as James and Margaret Dutton on “1883,” the series that follows the family as they make the treacherous journey from Texas to Montana to establish the expansive ranch that is the setting for “Yellowstone” on Paramount Network. McGraw and Hill’s characters are the great-grandparents of Kevin Costner’s cantankerous John Dutton, who owns the largest cattle ranch in the United States.
Now that the series is over, McGraw is readying to launch his spring tour later this month. The McGraw Tour 2022 kicks off April 29 in Arkansas and stretches through June 4. Russell Dickerson, Alexandra Kay and Brandon Davis will open the show.
Tim McGraw’s McGraw Tour 2022 Dates:
Feb. 19 — San Antonio, Texas @ San Antonio Rodeo *March 6 — Arlington, Texas @ The American Rodeo *March 12 — Norca, Calif. @ Boots In the Park *April 7 — Augusta, Ga. @ XPR Augusta *April 29 — Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart AMPApril 30 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreMay 5 — Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s PlaceMay 6 — Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlorida Credit Union AmphitheaterMay 7 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ iThink Financial AmphitheaterMay 12 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music PavilionMay 13 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank AmphitheaterMay 14 — Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf AmphitheaterMay 19 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music CenterMay 20 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T PavilionMay 21 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music ParkMay 26 — Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at LakeviewMay 27 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts CenterMay 28 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube LiveJune 2 — Hartford, Ct. @ Xfinity TheatreJune 3 — Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach TheaterJune 4 — Mansfiled, Mass. @ Xfinity CenterJune 18 — Winsted, Minn. @ Winstock Country Music Festival *June 24 — North Platte, Neb. @ Nebraskaland Days *June 25 — Grand Junction, Colo. @ Country Jam *July 31 — Camrose, Alb. Canada @ Big Valley Jamboree *