OFFSTAGE: Tim McGraw to Sing 25 Soldiers Home

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Every time Tim McGraw makes a tour stop this summer, he will give away a house. A mortgage-free house. But only to someone in the military who truly needs one. Someone injured, disabled or needy. “I’ve known people my whole life who are in service to America. And I think in my position to be able to do something like that is probably the ultimate thing. So to be able to go on tour and provide sort of a stable foundation for a veteran and their family is something I really look forward to,” he said, adding that his sister, uncle, grandfather and best friend all served. McGraw has done this before. I remember last year when he gave Jared LaDuke a new place in Texas after he’d been injured in Iraq. But this time, he’s doing 25 times that. “It’s going to be a great opportunity to set a family on track that’s done so much for us and my family. So I can’t imagine a better thing to do on tour.” And speaking of that tour, Kenny Chesney and McGraw just wrapped rehearsals and are ready to hit the road for their Brothers of the Sun tour. “It’s been a lot of fun rehearsing in Nashville, but rehearsals are over,” McGraw said in a press release. “It’s time to pack the trucks and head to Tampa.” The tour kicks off with that show in Florida on June 2.