Sean Patrick McGraw Joins Dierks Bentley Tour

Sean Patrick McGraw will be one of the opening artists on the East Coast version of the Jagermeister Country Tour featuring Dierks Bentley. McGraw’s seven tour dates extend from March 17-27.

Like many overnight success stories, Sean Patrick McGraw has spent the last few years playing upwards of 150 road dates per year, racking up over 80,000 miles on his SUV just last year. “If you grew up where I did,” McGraw recalls, “you were automatically hyphenated either Irish, Polish, or Italian, and your dad worked in the mill, that was a given.” Hailing from a small steel industry town about 50 miles outside of Buffalo, New York, McGraw was raised on Hee-Haw (“We loved Conway Twitty, or at least his haircut”) and rough games of hockey and football.

McGraw traveled to Los Angeles right after high school, but eventually realized that Nashville was where he belonged. A prolific songwriter, he has had publishing deals with Liz Rose Music, Curb Magnatone and others. He also spent a brief few moments on TV talent search show Nashville Star.

California’s third annual Stagecoach Festival unexpectedly opened a career door for McGraw. His performance got strong reviews from the Los Angeles Times and earned him a spot on the 2009 Toby Keith Tour. Since then he signed with Little Engine Records and has released an album titled My So Called Life. Other members of his support team include Grass Roots Promotion, Crowd Surf and Wortman Works Media. Currently his video for “My So Called Life” is getting airplay on gactv.com and cmt.com.

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