McGraw Packs Nashville Club

After filling Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center Tuesday night (March 11), Tim McGraw took his music to a local nightclub, the Broken Spoke. The late night set was one of McGraw’s Bread and Water shows that will benefit local chapters of the American Red Cross. McGraw took the stage around midnight, singing requests for $100 a pop with background vocalists Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney. The trio, along with McGraw’s band, the Dancehall Doctors, spent nearly two hours playing cover material, including Lynryd Skynrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl.” McGraw also offered up some of his own tunes, including “Sing Me Home” and the duet “It’s Your Love.” Besides offering harmony vocals, Hill also tackled electric guitar and sang lead on soul classic “Proud Mary.” The impromptu concert was just one of a handful of unannounced club shows that McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors will play on the One Band Show tour which kicked off Friday in Birmingham, Ala. The Broken Spoke, an understated club north of downtown Nashville, is owned by McGraw’s bus driver, Lonnie Sweet. 03/12/03