TIM MCGRAW, “CITY LIGHTS”
Country superstar Tim McGraw performed for an intimate audience at The Corinthian in downtown Houston for his episode of Live from the Artists Den, tearing through a dozen songs, including hits “Southern Girl” and “One of Those Nights” as well as his latest single, “Lookin’ For That Girl.” Set among the neo-classical columns of the century-old former bank building, McGraw also previewed a number of songs from his forthcoming album, Sundown Heaven Town, due later this year. Over the course of his career, McGraw has garnered 35 Number One songs, over 40 million album sales as well as multiple GRAMMY, CMA and ACM awards.
Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 35 No. one singles. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. Also an accomplished actor, McGraw’s film credits include “Country Strong,” the Academy Award nominated The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights and Tomorrowland. On Sept. 16, 2014, McGraw released Sundown Heaven Town (Big Machine Records), his thirteenth studio album. The album reached Number One on the Billboard Country charts, and the third single, “Shotgun Rider,” peaked at Number One on the US Country Airplay charts. The album’s fourth single, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” (a duet with Catherine Dunn), has been nominated for Best Country Song at the upcoming 2016 Grammy Awards.
The Corinthian is a neoclassical building in Houston’s Downtown Historic District that was originally completed in 1905 as the home of the First National Bank, an institution which played an important role in the growth and development of the city. When it was built, it was not only the first steel structure in the city, but at eight stories, it was also one of the tallest buildings in the state. The building’s highlight is the former reception area, once known as “The Great Hall,” which extends a full city block and is lined with a colonnade of Corinthian columns. A towering but long-forgotten Palladian window was recently uncovered in the process of an exacting restoration.