Tim McGraw shared a “full circle moment” with Alabama in Nashville.
On Saturday (July 3), the country superstar joined the “Mountain Music” singers at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. for an unforgettable moment. He performed the band’s 1983 hit single “Lady Down On Love” alongside the group.
McGraw shared a clip on social media documenting his lifelong dream coming true.
“It’s been 482 days since they’ve had a show at Bridgestone Arena, and it’s Alabama,” McGraw said in a video on Instagram. “And I’m here… I’ve never seen Alabama live. I know every song off of every album, I could probably do the whole show.”
The superstar, full of excitement, went on to add, “I’m getting to go on stage with them tonight this is the first time I’ve ever seen them in concert and I get to go on stage.”
Alabama’s two-night Bridgestone Arena residency marked the group’s first arena performance in Nashville in nearly twenty years and shockingly McGraw’s first time seeing the popular supergroup. The concerts also marked the first full-capacity shows within Bridgestone since early March 2020.
“Alabama has been one of my favorite bands for as long as I remember…. Finally got to see them for the first time last night on their 50th Anniversary Tour,” McGraw captioned the video clip. “Thanx for letting me sing with you boys!! I remember this song going No. 1 when I was in high school….full circle moment I’ll never forget. Bridgestone Arena”
See the clip below.
Additionally, Alabama are currently embarking on their 50th Anniversary Tour which runs through the remainder of the year into 2022.
Several special guests are slated to perform as support on the 30-date tour, including Martina McBride (who also performed in Nashville), Tracy Lawrence, The Beach Boys, Jake Hoot & more.
“This tour, that we are blessed to have, has the most amazing group of musicians and vocalists that we have ever had on the road,” explains ALABAMA bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry. “In addition, we wanted to bring along some special friends to join us on tour each night. From The Marshall Tucker Band to Travis Tritt and Martina McBride to The Beach Boys, what a party we are going to have. I can’t tell you how ready we are to see and play for you.”
Tickets for the tour are on-sale now. Purchasing information can be found on the band’s official website: thealabamaband.com. Previously purchased tickets for rescheduled dates will be honored at each show. Fans who are now unable to attend may request a refund. Eligibility for a refund requires a previous purchase through Ticketmaster – tickets that were transferred, posted, or sold will not be honored.
See a full list of tour dates below.
July 23 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
July 24 – Salisbury, MD – Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
July 25 – York, PA – York State Fair (w/ Jake Hoot)
Aug 6 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater (w/ Martina McBride)
Aug 7 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
Aug 13 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center (w/ Martina McBride)
Aug 14 – Bristol, TN – Thunder Valley Amphitheatre (w/ America)
Aug 27 – Madison, WI – Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center (w/ Travis Tritt)
Aug 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena (w/ The Frontmen of Country: Richie McDonald formerly of Lonestar, Tim Rushlow formerly of Little Texas & Larry Stewart of Restless Heart)
Sept 4 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Sept 5 – Laughlin, NV – Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater at Harrah’s
Sept 16 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
Sept 17 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
Sept 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Oct 7 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
Oct 8 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum (w/ Sara Evans)
Oct 22 – Forth Worth, TX – Dickies Arena (w/ Grits & Glamour: Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis)
Oct 23 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center (w/ Grits & Glamour: Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis)
Dec 5 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
Jan 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse (w/ Martina McBride)
Jan 21 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena (w/ Martina McBride)
Jan 22 – Tallahassee, FL – Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
Feb 12 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena (w/ The Beach Boys)
*More dates to be announced