Tim McGraw: I’ve Done Your Homework

Suggested Warm-Up Songs for the Rest of the Tour

When Tim McGraw was in Chicago last weekend, he prepared his voice for the show by warming up backstage. With, of all things, a Chicago song.

You can watch him cover the 1982 hit “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” perfectly because he tweeted a video of himself doing it.

Since I can’t personally be there at the rest of McGraw’s shows, though, I thought what I could do is give him a list of artists from the cities he’ll be stopping in next. Just in case he needs a little help.

For example, his next show is Friday night (Aug. 14) in Birmingham, Alabama, so he could pull one from the list of hits from local resident Sara Evans. Her “I Could Not Ask for More” would sound pretty cool coming from McGraw.

And for the rest?

Jacksonville, Florida: .38 Special’s “Hold on Loosely”

West Palm Beach, Florida: Cassadee Pope’s “Wasting All These Tears”

Tampa, Florida: The Warren Brothers’ “Sell a Lot of Beer”

Philadelphia: Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”

Pittsburgh: Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”

Seattle: Heart’s “Magic Man”

Denver: The Fray’s “Over My Head (Cable Car)”

Salt Lake City: The Osmonds’ “One Bad Apple”

Irvine, Califorinia: Jackson Browne’s “Doctor My Eyes”

Las Vegas: The Killers’”When You Were Young”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.