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There has been quite a bit of buzz lately about Cassadee Pope joining a large 2014 tour. Assumptions were made, anticipation grew, and today, the announcement came. Cassadee took to Twitter to share her big news:
@CassadeePope: Oh ya know. Just gunna join @TheTimMcGraw for the #SundownHeavenTown Tour! More details coming soon!! :D worth the wait, right?!
Congratulations on the big news, Cassadee! You can catch Tim McGraw, with special guest, Cassadee Pope, in the following cities this year:
After months of teasing fans and dropping hints, Tim McGraw finally made the announcement this week that we’ve all been waiting for. He revealed the dates and locations for the Sundown Heaven Town Tour along with the lead single from his upcoming album, Lookin’ For That Girl.
The single dropped to radio stations on Monday and has since been enjoying heavy rotation. Fans will be able to purchase their own copy on January 21st from iTunes. The release comes just in time to heighten the excitement for everyone to stop by megaticket.com on January 24th to get their tickets for one of his 27 announced cities!
This will be McGraw’s second album under his new label, Big Machine, and with Two Lanes of Freedom already setting his track record with them, we can all expect this summer to be filled with great music and great times with Tim McGraw.
The 19th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health took place September 7th-8th. Tim McGraw and his band played an intimate performance at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley. The event raised approximately $2.8 million to benefit the Staglin’s International Mental Health Research Organization(IMHRO), One Mind, and the Tug McGraw Foundation. The organizations all have a common goal to support research, education, and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders.
The Tug McGraw foundation was established in 2003 and is named for Tim’s late father who passed away of a brain tumor. Tim shared:
“I was honored to perform at this important event and lend my support in the effort to seek the causes and cures of brain related disorders. I meet returning troops every night out on the road and a lot of them are living with invisible wounds like PTSD and other traumatic brain injuries. The Staglin family, IMHRO, One Mind, and the Tug McGraw Foundation are doing great work to help combat these disorders and the stigmas attached to them, and I encourage everyone to help in any way they can.”
Donations to the Music Festival for Mental Health may be made on-line at www.imhro.org, or by sending a check to IMHRO, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that sponsors the Music Festival. Please mail donations to: P.O. Box 680, Rutherford, Calif., 94573.
The 20th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health will be held the weekend of September 13, 2014, at the Staglin Family Vineyard.
Tim McGraw celebrated his latest No. one song in Nashville yesterday 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. one song and second No. one 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.”
Check out pictures from the party below and let us know if you’re loving Tim’s new sound:
Congratulations to Tim McGraw and the team at Big Machine! His brand new single “Highway Don’t Care” is a number one for the country superstar. The single, which features guest vocals from Taylor Swift and guitar from Keith Urban, has taken over the top spot on both Billboard and Mediabase’s country singles charts. It’s also sold more than one million downloads since its release – giving Tim his first platinum-certified single with Big Machine. Tim’s other two singles from “Two Lanes of Freedom” were both gold-certified singles with the RIAA for selling more than 500,000 copies (“Truck Yeah,” “One Of Those Nights”).
Tim knew the song was special when he heard the demo that was sent to him. He explains:
“I thought this song had the potential to be really special the very first time I heard the demo. And then standing on the stage with Taylor and Keith performing it live for the first time on the ACMs, I knew that it was really the kind of magical collaboration that only comes along every few years. The energy that night was undeniable…I know the three of us could feel it. Radio continues to be supportive and excited about the music we’re giving them, and I’m so thankful for my friends there and for all the fans who have really taken this thing to the next level. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger in our show every night.”
Tim’s number one news comes on the heels of another sold-out weekend of his TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour, powered by Pennzoil, with capacity shows in Indianapolis, IN; Cleveland, OH and Washington, D.C.
Check out the official music video below for Tim’s new number one and let us know if you’re loving it:
Next week is a big week for country music icon Tim McGraw. On Sunday, May 19th at 9 pm EST, CBS will air “ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night.” The special was filmed right after the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas earlier this year.
The special will have performances by Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Ne-Yo, Faith Hill, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Florida-Georgia Line, Pitbull, John Fogerty, and, of course, Tim himself.
Will you be tuning in on the 19th? Which performance are you most excited to see?
In case you missed the world premiere yesterday on his Google+ Hangout, Tim McGraw‘s brand new music video for “Highway Don’t Care” is available now!
Country music superstar Tim McGraw will premiere the video for his single, “Highway Don’t Care,” on Monday, May 6th, at 5 pm EST with Google+ Hangout. The single and video feature fellow country mega- stars Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. The music video was directed by Shane Drake.
About the video release, Tim said:
“This video is really more of a short film, and I think it will surprise everyone and hopefully leave a strong impression. Shane brought a lot of passion to the concept we worked on together, and it’s cool that we’ll be able to get an immediate live response from the fans when we introduce it.”
The hangout will be live streamed at YouTube.com/TimMcgraw.
Just when everyone thought the Curb Records vs. Tim McGraw court battle was finally done, Tim’s former record label threw a curve ball. The label won its battle to take the case to a Federal Court, and have sent us their response to the news. Check out why Curb Records says they’re so happy to be going back to court against Tim McGraw and his new record label Big Machine Records.
The following is a statement sent out by Curb Records:
Curb Records, Inc. was pleased to learn that Nashville’s Federal Court took jurisdiction of Curb Records’ continuing lawsuit with Tim McGraw and Big Machine Records. The lawsuit raises issues of tremendous significance which are important not only to Curb Records, but also to the recording industry and many other industries – the enforceability of contracts in Tennessee. Curb Records contends in the lawsuit that: