Grammy award-winner Tim McGraw and Pulitzer-Prize winner Jon Meacham will embark on a national seven-city tour to support their book, "Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation" (Random House – On sale June 11, 2019).

"Songs of America" is at its heart a celebration of America and the music that has inspired us. Through years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not only by our leaders, our words and our deeds, but by our music—by the lyrics, performers and instrumentals that have carried us through dark days and enabled us to celebrate bright ones. From the “Star Spangled Banner” to “Born in the USA,” McGraw and Meacham take us on a journey illuminating the eras of history through the music of those times—from the Revolutionary War to the present—that helped define American culture.

Exploring American history through music, McGraw and Meacham will give an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at what went into creating the 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. Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, the "Songs of America" event will be both illuminating and entertaining. To add to the evening, listeners will get some special musical performances of songs from the book by McGraw.

Each ticket for the Songs of America Book Tour includes a copy of McGraw and Meacham’s forthcoming book, "Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation" (a $30 value).

The seven-city Songs of America Tour will launch June 10, and includes a stop at the Gaillard Center on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Songs of America Tour tickets went on sale for the general public on Friday, April 19. Visit SongsOfAmericaBook.com for complete information. Random House is an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

For more information, please contact Mary Moates at (212) 572-4996 or mmoates@penguinrandomhouse.com or Karen Fink at (212) 366-2547 or kfink@penguinrandomhouse.com. Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham are represented by Creative ArtistsAgency (CAA).