Preview: Tim McGraw coming to Shoreline tomorrow

Chloe Fishman, Author

If you missed Stagecoach, you’re in luck with a local opportunity to hear from your favorite country musicians. Many Palo Alto High School students plan to put on their cowboys boots and kick off country concert season with Tim McGraw at 7 p.m. on May 10 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Three-time Grammy award winner McGraw will be accompanied by his concert openers, Cassadee Pope and Kip Moore.

McGraw entered the music industry in the early 1990s and is still going strong. He has sold over 40 million albums, according to IMDb. His music has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country 100 chart over 20 times.

Opening act Cassadee Pope is best-known for her victory on season three of the popular television series, The Voice, while Kip Moore is climbing up the ranks of country music since the release of his first album, Up All Night, in 2012.

This show will be the second of McGraw’s summer-long, Sundown Heaven Town 2014 tour across the country. Tim McGraw and his openers’ concerts have been very popular among Paly students in years past.

Senior Hayley Tawzer went to Tim McGraw’s concert at Shoreline last summer with a group of Paly friends.

“The concert was definitely a highlight of my summer,” Tawzer said. “I really like concerts at Shoreline, because it’s nice to see friends from different schools on the lawn.”

Junior Kelly Swanson, well-known among her peers for her passion for country music, recently attended Stagecoach, an annual country music festival located in Indio. However, McGraw, Moore, and Pope did not perform at Stagecoach. She wants to attend the concert this weekend to hear the rest of her favorite country songs.

“I’m so excited that I will get to enjoy country music with all my Paly friends this time,” Swanson said.

Junior Corey Bicknell will attend the concert with Swanson.

“I look forward to the incredible music and seeing so many true country fans,” Bicknell said.

Tickets are available online on sites such as StubHub, ranging from $50-60 for general admission on the lawn, $70-90 for seats in the upper concourse, and and $110-125 for seats in the lower concourse.