Arts and Entertainment

Country music superstar Tim McGraw to perform at Puyallup Fair on Sept. 22

Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million units and dominated the charts with 32 No. 1 singles, - Courtesy photo
Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million units and dominated the charts with 32 No. 1 singles,
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Tim McGraw, one of the biggest names in country music today, performs Sept. 22 in the Puyallup Fair's 2012 Concert Series presented by Columbia Bank

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone (888-559-3247) daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. To save the convenience charges, purchase tickets in person at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center box office, 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $50 to $95. All seats are reserved and include Fair gate admission.

McGraw may have started slow, but his popularity moved into high gear a few years later, and has never slowed down. Songs like "Not a Moment Too Soon," "My Next Thirty Years," and "She Never Lets it Go to Her Heart" are a sampling of his 30 No. 1 hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country 100 chart.

Not only is McGraw a solo country music superstar, but he is also a superstar as a duo performer, and as an actor on the big screen.

In total, McGraw has received three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards.

McGraw is an equally accomplished actor. His first film was in 2004, "Friday Night Lights," followed two years later by "Flicka," then "The Kingdom" and "Four Christmases." He costarred in "The Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock, and was featured in the 2011 release, "Country Strong" with Gwynneth Paltrow.

In January 2012, "Better Than I Used to Be" and "Felt Good on My Lips" were pre-release singles for album Emotional Traffic, two years after it was completed and delivered to his now former label.

For more information, visit www.timmcgraw.com.

More acts will be announced in the coming months for the Puyallup Fair 2012 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Visit www.thefair.com/concerts for updates, or sign up at www.thefair.com to receive email or text announcements prior to the concert on-sale dates. Concerts to date include:

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PUYALLUP FAIR LINEUP

• Sept. 10: Heart (rock), 7:30 p.m., tickets $65-$25

• Sept. 14: Jeff Foxworthy (comedy), 7:30 p.m., tickets $65-$25

• Sept. 22: Tim McGraw (country), 7:30 p.m., tickets, $50-$95.

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The Puyallup Fair started in 1900, is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and is the largest in Washington. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event each September. For further information about the Sept. 7-23 Puyallup Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text "FAIR" to 75868.

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