Join Grammy Award-winning Tim McGraw and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham as they explore American history through music. As they publish their new joint book, Songs of America, Meacham and McGraw will give an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at what went into creating this book and their friendship as they combine their individual perspectives as writer and artist to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping our nation.

bookRepublican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, the Songs of America Book Tour will be both illuminating and entertaining. To add to the evening, the audience will get some special musical performances of songs from the book by McGraw.

Every ticket includes a copy of Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation (a $30 value).

6/10/19 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
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6/11/19 Charleston Gaillard Center Charleston, SC
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6/12/19 The Anthem Washington, DC
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6/21/19 Magnolia Market at the Silos Waco, TX<
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6/22/19 Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre Atlanta, GA
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6/23/19 Belk Theater Charlotte, NC
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6/24/19 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, NC
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Advance Praise for Songs of America

“The civil-rights movement couldn’t have happened without its music, and Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw have written a wonderful and moving account of how the sounds of America helped lead us toward what Dr. King called ‘the Beloved Community.’ This book brings it all back for me—the struggles and the triumphs, the tough days and the transcendent ones.”

Congressman John Lewis

“From hymns that swelled the hearts of revolutionaries to the spirituals that stirred citizens to spill blood for a more perfect Union and the blues and country-infused beats that aroused change in the 1960s, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation’s history. Songs of America is not just a cultural journey—it strikes our deepest chords as Americans: patriotism, protest, possibility, creativity and at the root of it all, freedom of expression enshrined in our founding document.”

Doris Kearns Goodwin

“From the songs of the enslaved to the sounds of the civil-rights movement, from ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to Springsteen’s ‘The Rising’ after 9/11, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw have convened a concert in Songs of America. It is a glorious celebration of our diversity—and of the strength that comes from the myriad of voices of all races that make us who we are.”

Quincy Jones

What a gem of a book! To read, to see, to hear the history of America, right and wrong, in song. This is an unusually well written and moving story; it’s about us and U.S. all at the same time—as intimate as it is majestic in scope and reach.”

Ken Burns