Rascal Flatts have added additional dates to their “Bob That Head Tour” that will take the tour through November 2, 2008 with opening act Taylor Swift. Shows set for this upcoming weekend include sell-outs at Hartford’s New England Dodge Music Center and Hershey’s Giant Center with 50,000 fans in attendance. Remaining dates in 2008 include:
8-22 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
8-23 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mtn
8-24 Hershey, PA Giant Center
8-29 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8-30 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
8-31 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
9-11 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9-12 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
9-13 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
9-18 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
9-19 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
9-20 Detroit, MI The Palace
9-25 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
9-26 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
10-9 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
10-10 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
10-11 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
10-23 Columbia, SC Colonial Center
10-24 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena
11-2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
11-3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Tim McGraw heads back to Rayville, Louisiana on Saturday, September 13, 2008 to host Swampstock 2008 presented by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Neighbor’s Keeper Foundation. Net proceeds from the activities will benefit the Neighbor’s Keeper Foundation’s local initiatives.
This year’s event will host a new location for the nightly concert on the steps of the Richland Parish Courthouse and will feature performances by Catherine Raney, Halfway to Hazard, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill and McGraw.
And for the first time Habitat for Humanity of Ouachita will be an additional partner with Swampstock on a community build beginning September 9 and wrapping Saturday, September 13 to refurbish the Rayville Recreation Center.
“We are anxious to return this year with an amazing line up of artists,” says McGraw. “In addition to supporting Rayville Youth Baseball and the Steve Colvin Scholarships, it’s a great to add Habitat for Humanity of Ouachita and keep the focus on helping the local community. I’m encouraging everyone to help us make this one of the most successful Swampstock’s ever.”
KC Masterpiece and Kingsford, recent sponsors of McGraw’s “Live Your Voice Tour,” will also help “fire up” Swampstock as a sponsor and support the Habitat Build.
CMT.COM reports that Keith Urban will duet with countrywoman, Olivia Newton-John, on her forthcoming album, Olivia Newton-John & Friends: A Celebration in Song.
The two will sing "Sunburned Country," a song they co-wrote for an earlier album of Newton-John's "Olivia (2)." Royalties from her new project are being donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center, a comprehensive center for the treatment, care and research of all types of cancer. The album, comes out Sept. 2, is important to Newton-John, 60, a breast cancer survivor herself, and will also include pairings with musical friends such as Sir Cliff Richard, Barry Gibb, John Farrar Delta Goodrem and Richard Marx.