Tim McGraw took a break from his book tour to play a concert at Lake Tahoe.
The country star opened the summertime series at Harveys Outdoor Arena on Friday night.
Even the moon made an early appearance before the sun went down in the Sierra Nevada, where up until a few days ago the weather had been brisk. More than 5,000 basked in comfortable shirt sleeve and shorts weather for McGraw, who has had 43 No. 1 radio singles and 16 No. 1 albums.
Earlier in the week, McGraw had been on tour with his Nashville neighbor and historian Jon Meacham to promote their book, “Songs of America – Patriotism, Protest, And The Music That Made A Nation.”
At Tahoe, it was “An Evening with” Tim McGraw, meaning there was not opening band. None was needed for the artist whose solo project spawned one of his biggest hit singles of all-time, “Humble and Kind.”
McGraw will perform another show this afternoon in Santa Rosa, California. The book tour resumes June 21 in Waco, Texas.
The next Harveys concert will feature another country star, Lee Brice, who plays Thursday, June 20. The outdoor concert will be held in conjunction with the 23rd annual Hooters International Pageant, which will be across the street at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
In other shows, comedian Trevor Noah on Friday, July 5; a cappela stars Pentatonix with Rachel Platten on Sunday, July 7; country music and television’s Blake Shelton on Friday, July 12; country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert on Thursday, July 18; Jackson Browne on Saturday, Aug. 10; The Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on Saturday, Aug. 24; R&B crooner Lionel Richie on Saturday, Aug. 17; country music’s Luke Bryan on Sunday, Aug. 25; the Dave Matthews Band on Friday, Sept. 6; and Duran Duran on Sept. 13.
— Tim Parsons