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Georgia Southern University to Welcome Country Recording Star Tim McGraw

03-23 mcgrawGeorgia Southern University will welcome country music recording star Tim McGraw to campus Friday April 30, 2010 as he headlines the University’s spring concert at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Jonathan Singleton and the Grove will open the 8 p.m. concert for McGraw.

McGraw has sold more than 40 million units and dominated the charts with 31 #1 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 awards. McGraw, who co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the hit film The Blind Side, is currently shooting Screen Gems’ Love Don’t Let Me Down in Nashville with co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester.

Georgia Southern University student, faculty and staff ticket sales for the concert will begin at midnight on March 24, 2010. Student tickets are $28 for stand tickets and $35 for field tickets. Faculty/staff tickets are $38 for stand tickets and $45 for field tickets. Ticket sales for the public begin April 2, 2010. General admission tickets for the public are $50 for stand tickets and $55 for field tickets. Please note that there will be no seats on the field. Field tickets are standing room only. Tickets may be purchased at the University Store (University Bookstore), on the Georgia Southern campus or online

The concert is funded by ticket sales and student activity fees and is sponsored by Eagle Entertainment, a student-run group responsible for bringing varied entertainment acts to the Georgia Southern University campus.

“The spring concert is a tradition that celebrates our students’ completion of another successful academic year and the graduation of our seniors,” said Teresa Thompson, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. “The performer is chosen by students and students take lead roles in the planning stages of the concert and on the night of the event itself. So not only do our students have the opportunity to enjoy the talents of a world-class entertainer like Tim McGraw, they also have the rare opportunity of working alongside him and his team. It is the kind of hands-on lesson in leadership that we work to provide our students as part of their Georgia Southern University education.”

The University has hosted a variety of major entertainers and speakers during the past several years including former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, country music star Brad Paisley, popular rock band O.A.R. and Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell, just to name a few.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving more than 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.

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