Mega-country music star Tim McGraw will be headlining a summer concert aimed at raising money for the Sandy Hook Promise, an organization dedicated to, among other goals, pushing for tougher restrictions on the Second Amendment.
The Sandy Hook Promise is led by family members of the victims of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
McGraw believes in their approach to reducing gun-related violence.
“Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation,” McGraw said in a statement obtained by NBC Connecticut. “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise – as a father and as a friend.”
Likewise, McGraw’s fiddle player Dean Brown, who is friend’s with one of the victim’s fathers, is excited about the concert.
“I look forward to being a part of a night of hope and promise and music that will help continue the great work that Sandy Hook Promise is doing,” Dean Brown said.
In addition to McGraw, there will be other country music singers, including Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.