Four years ago, an unknown kid named Jessica Andrews launched her first tour with Faith Hill. In June, a much better known Andrews will be touring with Hill's husband, Tim McGraw. The artist has been
Four years ago, an unknown kid named Jessica Andrews launched her first tour with Faith Hill. In June, a much better known Andrews will be touring with Hill's husband, Tim McGraw. The artist has been keeping concerts to a minimum while he works on a new album and helps tend to a new daughter at home, but has confirmed handful of summer tour dates and asked Andrews to join him.
"It's awesome," the 18-year-old Andrews says. "We're managed by the same company, so it was, 'Hey, why don't you get Jessica to do some dates?' and Tim was really cool about it. I'm very excited to be doing it with him. I wouldn't want to be doing anything else this summer."
She'll open for McGraw but may sing with him on a song or two if they can work in the rehearsal time. The dates kick off June 7 in Lincoln, Neb., and wrap June 28 at Countryfest in Cadott, Wis. McGraw will also play a May 18 fundraiser for football star Brett Favre's Foundation in Gulfport, Miss., and two dates in California in late July.
As for Andrews, she has summer dates of her own lined up following the shows with McGraw, in support of her DreamWorks album "Who I Am," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart in March 2001. For the full itinerary, visit her official Web site.
Here are Tim McGraw/Jessica Andrews tour dates:
June 7: Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Center)
June 10: Billings, Mont. (Metrapark Arena)
June 11: Pocatello, Idaho (Holt Arena)
June 12: Boise, Idaho (Idaho Center)
June 27: Oshkosh, Wis. (Country USA / Sunnyview Expo Center)
June 28: Cadott, Wis. (Countryfest)
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