Country Music’s Biggest Singers & Songwriters Open Up. People has put out their latest Country edition of their magazine. This time it is a special True Stories Behind The Songs edition. In it the country stars reveal the tales that inspired Nashville’s hottest hits! The magazine is broke down into sections, “love songs,” “party songs,” etc.. It has pictures and comments from some of the greats, including George Jones, Charlie Daniels and Merle Haggard. It also features more recent hit makers Luke Bryan, Chris Young and The Band Perry. The magazine is on sale now and I encourage you to get your copy! Songs Featured: 1. Achy Breaky Heart 2. All My Ex’s Live In Texas 3. Before He Cheats 4. Bless The Broken Road 5. Boys of Fall 6. Coal Miner’s Daughter 7. D-I-V-O-R-C-E 8. Dirt Road Anthem 9. El Paso 10. Family Tradition 11. Fancy 12. Forever and Ever, Amen 13. Friends In Low Places 14. God Gave Me You 15. He Stopped Loving Her Today 16. Home 17. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk 18. I Will Always Love You 19. I’m Alive 20. If I Die Young 21. Independence Day 22. It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night (That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long) 23. It’s Your Love 24. Jesus, Take the Wheel 25. Letter to Me 26. Live Like You Were Dying 27. Love Story 28. Mama Tried 29. Mountain Music 30. Need You Now 31. Ours 32. Over You 33. People Are Crazy 34. Rain Is A Good Thing 35. Red Solo Cup 36. Redneck Woman 37. Ring of Fire 38. Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) 39. Small Town Southern Man 40. Stay 41. The Dance 42. The Devil Went Down to Georgia 43. The Gambler 44. The House That Built Me 45. Then 46. Voice 47. Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) 48. Without You
Tim McGraw Honors The Victims From The Theatre Shooting In Colorado. Many have given their support to the Aurora, CO shooting victims. Country artist Tim McGraw honored those victims during his Brothers of the Sun stop in Denver on Friday (7/21). Tim took a moment to remember the victims in the recent theatre shooting in the nearby city of Aurora. “I’m thinking about y’all and we’re praying for y’all. Our job tonight is to come out here for just a little while and put a smile on your face, to cut loose, have a good time and have a party in remembrance of the fine, fine folks who lost their lives a couple of days ago.” -McGraw Afterward his words, Tim performed the Christian rock song by Petra, “More Power to Ya’.”
The Court Rules In Favor Of Curb Records In A Chapter Of Their Lawsuit With Tim McGraw. As many Tim McGraw fans know, he has been in a legal battle with Curb Records for some time now. Earlier this year it was reported that McGraw had won his case because he had signed with Big Machine Records, but apparently that is not true. McGraw and Curb Records had a contract on what was supposed to happen during their partnership and remaining 5 albums with the label. One of the major rules being that McGraw would record albums during specified periods of time. This is standard in the recording industry because it prevents artists from recording multiple albums at once, ensuring that the music is always fresh and gives a label the right amount of time to market and promote an album. Another thing that had been agreed upon was that McGraw and Curb were to decide which songs went on which albums. According to Curb, McGraw Ignored these rules, recording almost all of the songs that went on his Emotional Traffic album before he even released his 2009 album, Southern Voice. They also say he didn’t consult with them about what songs were chosen. There is more to the case, but as of now the court in Nashville has granted Curb Records’ request to postpone the trial until it has the opportunity to take additional evidence surrounding Big Machine Records’ signing of McGraw. For a recap, this is what Curb believes: -Tim McGraw is still an artist on Curb Records’ label; -That Big Machine had no right to sign Tim McGraw until his contract with Curb Records is over; -That the “new music” advertised by Tim McGraw and Big Machine, or that Big Machine may choose to release before the court ruling, is still owned by Curb Records; -When the court does rule, it will agree that Tim McGraw has breached his recording agreement with Curb Records. Finally, McGraw has stated publicly that Emotional Traffic is the best album he has ever recorded. His latest single from that album, “Right Back Atcha Babe,” has recently been released by Curb Records.
Tim McGraw To Perform On Upcoming Episode of Austin City Limits! Tim McGraw will appear on an upcoming episode of the popular live music series, Austin City Limits. The live performance will be taped on Monday, August 6th, with the air date to be announced soon. Be sure to stay tuned for more details so that you know when to tune in! For show and ticket information visit the ACLTV official page.
Tim McGraw Announces New Single and New Album Coming Soon! Tim McGraw has officially announced that his first single on Big Machine Records cleverly titled, “Truck Yeah“, will be released on July 3rd! He has already been performing the song during the Brothers of the Sun tour with Kenny Chesney, and is understandably excited about the new music! “We have been unbelievably excited about ‘Truck Yeah’ since the first show of the summer when we played it live for the first time. I’m really happy that radio and the fans will have access to it so soon.” -Tim McGraw At a press conference in Nashville over the weekend, McGraw also shared that fans can expect a whole new album very soon. Apparently, it is still in the mixing stages, but work is definitely being accomplished! So, who’s excited?
Get A Complete Run-Down of BamaJam 2012 Day 1, Including Performances From Tim McGraw and Eric Church! I can’t say that the first day of BamaJam 2012 went off without a hitch. But I can say that it was an eventful day and at the end of it, definitely worth the twelve hour drive from Oklahoma HaleighT and I took to get there. There were storms. There were country music fans everywhere. There were country music stars. There was beer. There was a lot of sunshine. But most of all and most importantly, there was some really good live country music. When we arrived at the festival grounds last minute details were still being arranged and finalized, and the bamajamers and campers were just starting to arrive! Two of the three stages were already rocking out with Buffalo Clover and Martin McDaniel. Once got in, we followed the sound of guitar strumming and good country lyrics and found David Kroll on stage rocking for some faithful fans standing in the direct path of the Alabama sun. (We got a chance to talk to him for a little, and he’s a cheerful, easy going kind of guy…stay tuned for interview details from HaleighT!). After catching David, HaleighT and I had the opportunity to meet up with Darryl Worley! Now, she will have a complete run-down for you in a couple of days (plus video!), but for now, I’ll say that Worley has got to be one of the funniest, down-to-earth individuals I’ve met. For someone who has been in the country music industry for as long as he has, its refreshing to see that he is still so generous with his time! Still floating on air after meeting Worley, we were all set to head back over to the stage area to catch Bill Gentry‘s set…but just when he was about to start playing, everyone was sent running for cover (literally). A big ole storm rolled right over the BamaJam festivities. It was touch and go for a minute, but luckily the event organizers kept a cool head and got things back on track! There was a pretty lengthy delay because the downpour and high winds beat up some of the equipment, but the bamajamers and the crew were not about to let that stop us! Willie Nelson and Darryl Worley were scheduled to perform on the main stage, but unfortunately got cut because of the weather. Yet, Eric Church and Tim McGraw stuck with it, and once it was confirmed the equipment would work properly and safely, they got on stage and each gave a heck of a performance! This was my first time seeing either of them live, and it was an amazing experience. Church told us when he got on stage that he would give us his all, and that man wasn’t lying! He put his heart and soul into his performance as he belted out some of his best from “Country Music Jesus” to “Jack Daniels” to Continue reading
Tim McGraw Wastes No Time and Signs With Big Machine Records! The dust has barely settled from his court battle with Curb Records, and Tim McGraw is already getting back on the horse by signing with his new label, Big Machine Records! It was announced Monday, May 21st at a press conference held at the Country Music Hall of Fame that the country music superstar had found his new home. No doubt just happy to have the unfortunate legal hooplah behind him, Tim is understandably ready to move on. “Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling about working on a new album for the next chapter in my career. For me, it’s a new day. I’m looking forward to the future.” -Tim McGraw In a touching turn of events, McGraw chose the Greyhound bus station in Nashville, TN for the location to sign his contract. The story goes that he arrived in Nashville 23 years ago at that very bus station, and all he had with him was his guitar. Leave it to a country artist to make such a poetic (and song worthy!) choice. McGraw has indicated that he is already in the thick of working on his new album, and that several songs are already written or in the works! So, fans, get ready!!
Sometimes we all need a little pick-me-up. A boot in the pants to get us out of our blues and on to the next step we’ve got to take. A reminder that we’re all human and all fall, but if we really want to be happy we’ve got to get back up and keep moving, and who better to do that for us than our favorite country legends? Here’s a few pieces of country music wisdom that help me shape my days: What’s your favorite country music quote?
BamaJam 2012 Headliners Announced! The summer concert season is quickly approaching, and as it gets closer, the star-studded line-ups start piling up! BamaJam 2012 is the most recent highly anticipated concert festival to announce its headliners for the weekend event, and they are Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Kid Rock! The festival will be held in Enterprise, AL from June 14th-16th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2nd! BamaJam 2012 Headliners Thursday, June 14th: Tim McGraw Friday, June 15th: Zac Brown Band Saturday, June 16th: Kid Rock.
The Amount Of EMOTION In This Album Is Bountiful! Tim McGraw’s latest album, Emotional Traffic was released earlier this week. It has been awhile since we have heard a new full album from this guy, but it was worth the wait. There are few songs that could probably cross over to maybe a soft rock genre, but for the most part it still has a country vibe. The first track on the album “Halo” is one of my favorites! It is so raw, outspoken and real. There is no holding back in this song and it seems like more and more artists are getting to this point. People complain that country music isn’t what it use to be, well with lyrics like this I’d say it is coming back around to the roots sooner than you might think. First comes the message, next is the sound…I have hope! “Right Back Atcha Babe” is a light and fun song, but every time I hear it I imagine myself driving around town, drinking a slush with the windows down…seriously. I really like this song, plus I love to say “right back atcha” as many times a day as I can. “The One” kind of makes me think of “BBQ Stain,” classic Tim! “Better Than I Used To Be” is a current single of McGraw’s and it is a solid, honest song! It’s one of those songs that I can’t get out of my head here lately and I know that it has a lot of country music fans relating to it. “Felt Good On My Lips” was released to radio in 2011 and had such a descriptive story to it. If a song can make you picture the exact scenario, well I’d say you’ve got a hit on your hands (and he did)! As a twist, the pop/R&B singer, Ne-Yo joins McGraw on “Only Human.” It wasn’t my favorite, but I didn’t hate it either, so I’ll let you decide on that one. However, I did take a liking to “Die By My Own Hand.” To me, it is a classic, country, coulda, shoulda, woulda, but didn’t love song. Of course there can never be another “Just To See You Smile,” “Live Like You Were Dying,” or “Don’t Take The Girl,” but there might be some songs just as “impactful” as those in this album. Take a listen for yourself and see what you think, you might find yourself a new favorite that you will be singing for years to come! Emotional Traffic Track Listing 1. Halo 2. Right Back Atcha Babe 3. One Part, Two Part 4. I Will Not Fall Down 5. The One 6. Better Than I Used To Be 7. Touchdown Jesus 8. The One That Got Away 9. Felt Good On My Lips 10. Hey Now 11. Only Human 12. Die By My Own Hand