Tim McGraw Makes Pittsburgh Concert Memorable For Cancer Fighter

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Tim McGraw(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Tim McGraw(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Tim McGraw packed First Niagara Pavilion on Saturday, May 20 with his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour. For one Pittsburgh fan, it will likely be a concert she won’t soon forget.

As the first show of the season, it was a big hit. Brantley Gilbert rocked the house just before Tim and Love And Theft got things going with a nice 70’s Southern California vibe on a perfect night.

Tim did 20 of his best songs including some new material, but closed with “Live Like You were Dying,” which turned into a massive sing-a-long with about 24,000 people.

From the stage there wasn’t an open pocket of seats, aisle or lawn. It was filled all the way to the back of the bowl at First Niagara Pavilion and from stage wing left to stage wing right.

Y108 listener Shirlene Borsos was one of those 24,000 at the show Saturday. And it was during that closing performance that the night became more than just another concert.

Shirlene emailed Y108 a photo of her and Tim McGraw taken during his show along with her story:

“I have been fighting breast cancer for 7 months. During Tim’s performance of ‘Live Like You Were Dying,’ he called me to the stage and kissed my bald head. It was quite a moment. The picture says it all! Tim McGraw is quite a human being!”

Shirlene Boros and Tim McGraw (photo courtesy of Shirlene Boros)

Shirlene Boros and Tim McGraw (photo courtesy of Shirlene Boros)

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