Tim McGraw’s ACM Special Popular Second Time Around

Tim McGraw will present at the upcoming CMA Awards.

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw’s ACM TV special, ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night, reached a combined 11 million people during its two airings in May and July. The show’s initial broadcast on CBS reached more than 6.5 million viewers, and its re-airing July 26 was first in households, (2.9/06) reaching 4.3 million people.

The star-studded show was taped the day after this spring’s ACM Awards in Las Vegas and featured appearances by Tim’s wife Faith HillTaylor SwiftKeith UrbanJason Aldean, The Band Perry, Ne-YoPitbull, and John Fogerty, among others. The special featured McGraw collaborating with Ne-Yo on “She Is,” while he joined Pitbull on “Felt Good on My Lips” and Swift and Urban on his recent No. 1  “Highway Don’t Care,” (which is his 34th chart-topper.) McGraw also joined Fogerty, Aldean, Urban and Luke Bryan for an amped-up version of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Born on the Bayou”during the show.

Academy of Country Music programming reached more than 27 million viewers this year between their 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast on April 7 and McGraw’s Superstar special.


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