|Posted by Administrator on September 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Country music icon Tim McGraw is set to release his second Big Machine Records album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, tomorrow, Sept. 16, with a blazing release week schedule filled with national TV appearances, live performances and more.
With USA Today already affirming that the album, “continues McGraw’s winning streak,” release day will kick off at sunrise with a performance on Good Morning America (9/16). Later that night, McGraw will team up with award-winning director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) for the music series American Express Unstaged at Hammerstein Ballroom. The concert will be live streamed at amexunstaged.com at 9PM ET. The next day, he'll head to The View (9/17) followed by a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that same day. McGraw will round out the week at the SiriusXM studios as part of a special edition of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series (9/18).
From start to finish, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN tips its hat to the traditions of country music, then tosses some new ingredients into the mix while "balancing authentic country atmosphere with pop polish" (Boston Globe). The result is a melting pot of everything Tim McGraw does best. It's a country album for 2014, anchored by a fondness for the genre and the desire to push it into uncharted territory. Co-produced by McGraw and Byron Gallimore, with whom he has collaborated on all twelve of his previous multi-platinum chart topping albums, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN marks his thirteenth career studio album and second on Big Machine Records.
To help bring the celebration coast to coast, McGraw will be providing Southwest Airlines® passengers FREE WIFI on all evening flights to Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 16. Starting tomorrow, fans can enter to win a VIP trip for two to meet McGraw and see him perform at a private event in Los Angeles at www.southwest.com/sundownheaventown.
The three time GRAMMY award-winning entertainer has accumulated 35 No. one's, 54 Top 10 hits, sold over 40 million albums, 14 CMA's, 15 ACM's, 10 AMA's and countless other honors. He is currently up for two CMA Awards including "Single of the Year" and "Musical Event of the Year" for "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" (featuring Faith Hill). His current single, "Shotgun Rider" is impacting radio now.
For more information, please visit www.timmcgraw.com.
|Posted by Administrator on June 4, 2014 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
Country Music Icon Tim McGraw will be featured on "Oprah's Master Class” this Sun., June 8 at 10pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The acclaimed, Emmy nominated series features an unprecedented first-person insight into the minds and lives of top entertainers. In the episode, McGraw talks candidly about his childhood growing up in small town Louisiana and shares personal stories about his path to the top of the charts and what he’s learned as a father of three daughters.
Also in the episode, McGraw recounts how he sold everything to make the move to Nashville 25 years ago, "I sold everything I had and I sold water skis and shotguns and just everything that I had. I got on a Greyhound bus and got to Nashville at four in the morning. Never looked back," recalls McGraw. "I mean that's what I wanted to do; I knew that I wanted to do this no matter what happened. If I was going to be playing in a club and barely making my rent or if I was going to be playing in front of 100,000 people, I didn't care. I was going to be playing music."
This season of Oprah's Master Class also features Justin Timberlake, Barbara Walters, Sharon Stone and more.
McGraw's newest album SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN is due out Sept. 16 on Big Machine Records while his current single "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" (featuring Faith Hill) continues to heat up the charts and radio. He'll pick up his SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN 2014 TOUR this weekend with stops in Pittsburgh, PA (6/6); Indianapolis, IN (6/7) and Cleveland, OH (6/8). The tour will hit over 30 cities this summer and features Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope.
|Posted by Administrator on May 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
Country Superstar Tim McGraw kicked-off his SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN 2014 Tour Thursday night, May 8, in Fresno, CA. The blazing summer run also features Kip Moore and newcomer Cassadee Pope as it hits 30 cities across the country. The new set strives to bring McGraw closer to fans than ever before with innovative production, staging and video content that's highlighted with never-before-seen footage. The iconic entertainer will deliver hits spanning his career as well as new songs from the upcoming SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN album due out Sept. 16 on Big Machine Records.
"After doing this for 20 years, the challenge is always to find new ways to top what you did the last tour," said McGraw. "This summer is all about getting as close to the fans as possible and creating that connection with them, so we can really get to know each other and feed off that energy. Fans this summer are going to get to hear some new songs off the new album too, which is cool because I'll get that immediate feedback that only a live crowd can provide."
Additionally, at each tour stop McGraw will continue to award mortgage-free homes to veterans in need with his HomeFront program in partnership with Chase and Operation Homefront. McGraw has a long history and deep interest in supporting veterans and military families and wanted to find another way to honor our veterans and give back to them for their commitment and service to our country.
McGraw's new single, "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" (featuring Faith Hill) is creating a groundswell with fans and radio. As the march towards street date heats up, McGraw will be revealing new songs from the album through major primetime television performances and will provide fans with exclusive access to free downloads, first listens, behind the scenes looks, exclusive tour experiences, contests and more through www.countdowntosundown.com.
|Posted by Administrator on March 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Watershed Music Festival is returning August 1, 2 and 3 after two hugely successful runs with a heavy hitting lineup including Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, along with Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith and many more taking part in what is promising to be the festival’s best year yet. Three-day festival and camping passes go on sale Thursday, March 13 at 10AM PST via www.watershedfest.com.
Kip Moore, who will be performing at Watershed for the second time, said, “After I performed there last year I knew this was the kind of festival I would want to come back and play as many times as I can. It's such an iconic and beautiful place to play and adds to what is already a great vibe. And there are tons of hardcore fans, which just amps it up to an insane level.”
"We've been lucky that this crazy idea has turned into a monster country festival now celebrating its third year," said Brian O'Connell, Creator of Watershed Music Festival and Live Nation President of Country Touring. "Each time we try and top ourselves and do better than the previous year and 2014 is no exception. We're looking forward to another fun and crazy weekend with top notch talent."
Watershed Music Festival features a versatile lineup of artists, late night sets, outrageous camping sites, collaborations and more. Set at the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre, undoubtedly one of the most scenic concert venues in the world offering sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.
|Posted by Administrator on January 13, 2014 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Coming on the heels of three consecutive No. one smash hits and a sold out tour in 2013, Superstar Tim McGraw is riding major momentum into the new year with brand new music and plans for an even bigger summer ahead. "Lookin' For That Girl," the lead single from his next Big Machine Records release, is available to radio today and to fans for purchase at iTunes on Jan. 21.
Entertainment Weekly is offering a first listen of the song available here.
"This last year was unbelievable, and I don't have any plans to let off the gas now. We didn't want to waste any time getting new music out," said McGraw. "With every album, my approach is to push a few of my own boundaries and try things I've never done before. It was hard to choose a lead single off this project because I really felt like we had six or seven good options. I kept coming back to 'That Girl' because even though it may be a little different for me sonically, I couldn't get it out of my head!"
The SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN 2014 TOUR will kick off in May on the West Coast. McGraw's "characteristically high-octane" (Billboard) show will hit 30 cities over the course of the summer. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24 for select cities as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com.
SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN 2014 Tour Cities
Mountain View, CA
San Diego, CA
Virginia Beach, VA
St. Louis, MO
West Palm Beach, FL
St. Clairsville, OH
Salt Lake City, UT
McGraw is up for two GRAMMY awards for his Big Machine Records debut, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM, which spawned three back to back No. one songs including the PLATINUM-selling smash hit "Highway Don't Care" with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar. Over his career, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, won three GRAMMY’s, 15 ACM Awards, 14 CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as the Oscar nominated The Blind Side, Country Strong, Friday Night Lights and the upcoming Disney production, Tomorrowland
|Posted by Administrator on January 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw were among the winners at last night’s People’s Choice Awards 2014. Brad Paisley performed “The Mona Lisa” on the live broadcast on CBS. Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) hosted the show at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
A record-breaking 700+ million votes were cast by the fans to determine winners.
Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Icon: Tim McGraw
Favorite Competition TV Show: The Voice
Favorite Cable TV Actress: Lucy Hale
See the complete list of winners HERE.
|Posted by Administrator on November 7, 2013 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
Earlier this morning, the CMA award winners for Musical Event of the Year and Video of the Year were revealed by the Country Music Association. During a segment of Good Morning America, it was revealed that Tim McGraw‘s “Highway Don’t Care,” which features Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, won Musical Event of the Year.
The video for “Highway Don’t Care” directed by Shane Drake, won Video of the Year.
The awards show will feature a string of musical collaborations, including performances by Luke Bryan with Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Hunter Hayes with Jason Mraz, as well as Alan Jackson and George Strait (in a tribute to the late George Jones). Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts will honor Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Rogers.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the CMA Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.
|Posted by Administrator on November 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Country superstar Tim McGraw is at No. one on Mediabase this week with his 35th career smash hit "Southern Girl." This also marks the third consecutive No. one from his 2013 Big Machine Records debut TWO LANES OF FREEDOM.
"I think on every record there's a song that the fans take and make their own, and we saw that happen with 'Southern Girl' on the road this summer," said McGraw. "It's been an incredible year and having so much success and three straight No. ones played a big part of that. I listen to country radio every morning without fail. Even after 35 of these, hearing your local DJ introduce and then play one of your songs will never get old."
McGraw will perform at the 47th Annual CMA Awards on Wed., Nov. 6 on ABC where he is nominated for three awards for the PLATINUM certified No. one “Highway Don’t Care,” an all-star collaboration with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar. Over his career, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, won three GRAMMY’s, 15 ACM Awards, 12 CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as the Oscar nominated The Blind Side, Country Strong, Friday Night Lights and the upcoming Disney production, Tomorrowland starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird, scheduled for release in theaters late 2014.
|Posted by Administrator on October 9, 2013 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Country superstar Tim McGraw is set to perform a special concert in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday, Nov. 10 for military members and their families at U.S. Naval Station Mayport to celebrate Veterans Day. "Chase Presents Live From The HomeFront: Tim McGraw" will also be broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel and online at www.TimMcgraw.com and http://www.youtube.com/user/timmcgraw starting at 8:45 PM EST, bringing the concert to fans worldwide.
"It's easy for me to show up and play music to honor the men and women who have the really tough jobs," said McGraw. "To me, it's just one small thing I can do to help show how much we appreciate what they put on the line and what these families sacrifice every single day. Since we started this program 18 months ago, I have had the privilege of meeting many servicemembers and their families and have heard many inspiring stories. It's something I'm proud to do and want to take it as far as we can!"
“It’s an honor for us to partner with Tim McGraw and the Navy to thank our servicemen and women, past and present, and their families,” said Mel Martinez, chairman of JPMorgan Chase in the Southeast U.S. “We are happy to be able to give back through this concert as well as through our firm’s military programs to a community that has given so much to us.”
Naval Station Mayport is one of three Navy bases in the Jacksonville, FL area and home to nearly 5,000 uniformed servicemembers, their families and 2,000 Department of Defense civilian employees. There are more than 1.5 million veterans who call Florida their home.
“On the eve of Veteran’s Day, this concert is a gift and tribute to the brave men and women of our military who have served their country. This is an opportunity to say thank you to our servicemembers and their families who wear the cloth of this great nation and to those who have gone before us defending freedom and democracy around the world,” said Capt. Wes McCall, Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer. “I extend my heart-felt thanks to Chase and Tim McGraw for choosing Naval Station Mayport as the location to share their time and talents in honor of America’s fighting forces.”
Since McGraw partnered with Chase and Operation Homefront over a year ago to create the HomeFront program, they have awarded more than 70 mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors and military members in need and will give another to a deserving family on Nov. 10. With one million servicemembers projected to transition out of the military by 2016, the HomeFront program helps returning veterans successfully transition back to civilian life and build a solid foundation for the future. Chase has provided more than 600 mortgage-free homes to military families through its nonprofit partners as part of an initiative to award 1,000 homes to deserving veterans and their families.
Awarding homes is one part of a broader program JPMorgan Chase launched in 2011 aimed at positioning transitioning servicemembers, veterans and their families for successful and happy post-service lives. The bank is a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of 120 leading companies working together to collectively hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. In less than three years, the coalition members have already hired more than 77,000 U.S. military veterans.
McGraw's latest single, "Southern Girl," off his current album TWO LANES OF FREEDOM is quickly climbing up the Top 10 on the radio charts and comes on the heels of his 34th career No. one hit. He recently received three nominations for November’s CMA Awards for his PLATINUM certified No. one single “Highway Don’t Care,” an all-star collaboration with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar. Over his career, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, won three GRAMMY’s, 15 ACM Awards, 12 CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as the Oscar nominated The Blind Side, Country Strong, Friday Night Lights and the upcoming Disney production, Tomorrowland starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird, scheduled for release in theaters late 2014.
|Posted by Administrator on August 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
Award-winning entertainer Tim McGraw celebrated his latest No. one song in Nashville Aug. 20 for the multi-week hit "Highway Don't Care" with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar. The monster collaboration is McGraw's 34th No. 1 song and second No. 1 from his Big Machine Records debut, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM. On hand for the celebration were songwriters Brett Warren, Brad Warren and Mark Irwin, Big Machine's Scott Borchetta, Keith Urban as well as a packed room of friends, industry and press.
During the party, a video was played for the crowd that offers a look at the evolution of the song, from an idea in the writers room to finding its place as one of the most important songs of the year. Interviews from the songwriters (including Josh Kear who was out of the country and unable to attend the festivities), Urban, Swift as well as industry leaders like Lon Helton were included who commented that McGraw "continues to deliver songs to country radio that are really more than No. one's, they're game changers. They move the needle." To view the video in its entirety, click here.