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Tim McGraw keeps fans on their feet at Mid-State Fair 

Photo by Brittany App.

Photo by Brittany App.

Humble, kind, and a Paso Robles crowd pleaser to boot

–From the moment he stepped on stage, Tim McGraw had the crowd on its feet Sunday night at the California Mid-State Fair. The country music sensation and multi-award-winning artist, with the backing of his skillful and talented band members, belted out one hit after another including Something Like That, Just to See You Smile, and Where the Green Grass Grows.

“You’re doing my work for me,” McGraw chuckled as he stopped to listen to the audience singing his lyrics. A showman with personality-plus, McGraw meandered off the stage once or twice to mingle with his fans as he went through a playlist of hits such as “I Like It, I Love It;” “Shotgun Rider” and, one of his newest songs, “That’s How I’ll Always Be.”

The lights were dimmed as McGraw turned the spotlight over to a young girl that he introduced onstage and, as he sang “Humble and Kind,” she signed the lyrics and the crowd lit up the night with cell phone flashlights raised high in the air. Later, he picked up the beat with “Indian Outlaw,” and had the fans stomping and dancing in the aisles.

The Paso Robles crowd couldn’t get enough of McGraw, as evidenced by the cheering and applause that brought him back onstage for an encore performance before the evening was finished. Fans of all ages sang along as the country artist that has sold more than 40 million records and garnered 36 No. 1 singles kept them going with “Truck Yeah,” and “A Heart Don’t Forget” before closing the night with perhaps his most well-known and enduring melody, “Live Like You Were Dying.”

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About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.

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