Country music icon Tim McGraw announced today that his first album on Big Machine Records “Two Lanes of Freedom” will be released Feb. 5, 2013. The new single “One Of Those Nights” will make its national television debut on ABC’s live broadcast of the 2012 CMA Awards this Thursday night, as it will simultaneously be delivered to country radio.
Tim shares on choosing the title and why it’s so important to him:
“I always go into the studio to make the best record I can possibly make, and this one is no different. But ‘Freedom’ is a powerful word. To come into a situation where there’s some weight lifted, some refreshment going on, you can feel that in the music. I think you can feel the horses gallop on this record, and where I might go and what I might do when my engines are revving.”
For twenty years, Tim has been providing a powerful connection with his audience. With “Two Lanes of Freedom,” the singer returns as co-producer with long-time friend Byron Gallimore. The album covers his broadest emotional range yet, with a set of songs that looks forward and back, gets deep and gets loose, and reveals that even the biggest stars can continue to grow with consistency and maturity.
On his new single, Tim says:
“I feel like we really found some great songs for this record, and ‘One Of Those Nights’ perfectly sets the tone for the project. It’s about reflecting on old times with a sense of nostalgia, but it’s also about creating new memories and living in the moment and looking towards the future. I am doing that in my own life and career now, and I can’t wait for my fans to hear the single and album. It’s an unbelievably exciting time for me!”
In his record-shattering career, Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, and dominated the charts with 32 No. one singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three GRAMMY’s, 14 ACM Awards, 11 CMA Awards, and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as “The Blind Side,” “Country Strong,” and “Friday Night Lights”—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honor for a singer in any genre. Tim has never been afraid of breaking new ground; over the years, he has collaborated with musicians from Nelly to Tony Bennett to Def Leppard.
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