Tim McGraw to Perform Benefit Show for Sandy Hook

Tim McGraw has announced plans to perform at a benefit show this summer that will raise money to protect children against gun violence. Rolling Stone Country reports that McGraw will headline the Concert for Sandy Hook Promise on July 18 in Hartford, Connecticut — just 50 miles from where the Sandy Hook Elementary mass murder took place in 2012. “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence, McGraw said in a statement. “I want to be a part of that promise — as a father and as a friend.” McGraw’s fiddle player Dean Brown is close friends with the Barden family, who lost their 7-year-old son in the shooting.