Day 1 of the Boots and Hearts Music Festival brought intermittent rain falls, good people, and a variety of International country music talent.

Boots and Hearts is the largest country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a three-day celebration of music and art where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigors of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget. With more than 40 bands, ranging from global superstars to emerging artists, Boots and Hearts will offer an electic mix of country music styles.


Headliner: Tim McGraw

Despite other huge names performing Friday, Tim McGraw was the main feature on Friday night.  McGraw fans were drenched from the rain, but that didn’t stop them from dancing and singing to McGraw’s tunes.

It’s amazing McGraw interacts with his audience while being in tune with every beat of his surroundings (bra throwing included).   As you know, I’m not a country girl by nature, but I sure did enjoy his performance.  It was lively, upbeat but intimate at the same time.

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About Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million units and dominated the charts with 32  No. one singles.  He’s won three GRAMMY® Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. With 7.8 million spins at radio, McGraw was deemed “Artist of the Decade” (2000-2010) by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.

McGraw’s 11th studio album EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC (Jan. 24) debuted at No. one on the Billboard Country Chart, making it his 13th career No. one debut.  Critics have also chimed in with support for the new disc.  Rolling Stone said, “His 11th LP is his most assured, with a dozen sharp songs about middle-American struggles.”  While the Associated Press added, “McGraw continues to expand country music’s boundaries. That’s why, 20 years into his career, his music still sounds so fresh...”His current single, “Better Than I Used To Be,” continues to steadily climb the charts.

Also an accomplished actor, McGraw most recently appeared in The Weinstein Company’s Dirty Girl.  He has previously co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester in Screen Gems’ Country Strong. His other films include The Blind Side (2009), which was nominated for an Academy Award, Four Christmases (2008), The Kingdom (2007), Flicka (2006) and Friday Night Lights (2004).

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