Tim McGraw in Cincy!

By Rob Greenwell

I don't know of a better way to title this review. The man has everything that a human could possibly want and more: a great family, including a loving wife and healthy children, a career that only seems to get bigger every year plus legions and legions of fans who would do almost anything for him.

On a warm and sticky July night, Tim McGraw rolled into Riverbend Music Center for his Out Loud Summer Tour, playing to a packed house ready for Tim and The Dance Hall Doctors They performed on a stage that allowed maximum room for Tim to move from side to side and back to back for everyone to get a good look at him. He played the hits, from "Indian Outlaw" to "She's My Kind of Rain," and even decided to throw some songs in which he did some hip-gyrating that sent the women to the roof

The night was really capped of by Tim's newest single, "Live Like You Were Dying," a tribute to his late father, Tug McGraw. He sang exceptionally well the whole night, but when that song came up in the set, it was a perfect night, a perfect crowd and Tim just nailed it. Maybe it was the respect from one baseball town to one of the best pitchers in the game or maybe it was just the respect and admiration that his fans have for Tim I might be speculating, but I think it might have been a little of both. All in all, this may have been one of the best Tim McGraw live performances I have seen.