NPR Features Sneak Peak of Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic. Curb Records has teamed up with NPR to help promote the release of Tim McGraw‘s upcoming Emotional Traffic. A special preview of the album will be featured on NPR.com, NPR stations and NPR mobile between January 16th and the album’s release date, Tuesday, January 24th during the First Listen series. Fans will have to opportunity to listen to the whole album. Click here to check it out.
Ever Had A Country Music Ear Worm? You know what an ear worm is, right? Well, in case you don’t, HaleighT is here to fill you in on the particulars. She’s also got a couple ear worms runnin’ around in her head, and it may be the same ones you’ve got in yours! Check out the video below and maybe you’ll get a couple of new ones! Watch this week’s “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” on Ear Worms.
Tim McGraw’s Long-Awaited Emotional Traffic Will Release January 2012! After a long court battle which was partially resolved in November, Tim McGraw and Curb Records have set a release date for the long-awaited Emotional Traffic album, and fans can expect it to be available January 24th. The album features 12 tracks including latest #1 hit, “Felt Good On My Lips” and his current single, “Better Than I Used To Be”. The entire album was co-produced by McGraw along with Byron Gilmore, and McGraw also co-wrote, “I Will Not Fall Down” with Martina McBride and Brett and Brad Warren. Interestingly, R&B star Ne-Yo is thrown into the mix somehow featured on the “Only Human” track. All in all, we’ve been really curious about this album for awhile, and with these new details the curiosity is only growing! Emotional Traffic Complete Track Listing 1. Halo 2. Right Back Actha 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
Hear CMNB’s 2011 Top Moments for Country Music! As a year end finale, this week’s episode of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” features a run down of what we think the top moments of country music were 2011! From new album releases, to amazing summer tours, to lawsuits and scandals to what we have to look forward for 2012, HaleighT covers the best and worst moments in the country music scene this year. Watch the video below and let us know if we missed anything! Comment below and tell us what your favorite moment of 2011 was, and we’ll see you next year. Check Out Country Music’s Top Moments for 2011 Here!
Tim McGraw Wins In The Legal Battle Against Curb Records! Congratulations to Tim McGraw for winning in the case he has had going against Curb Records! Earlier this year Tim was sued by Curb, the label where it all started for him 21 years ago, for breach of contract. Now he is not completely out of the dirty water yet, there will be another trial in July. But until then Tim can sing where he wants and record what he wants!
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw have announced that they will launch the “Brothers of the Sun” tour! Minds are being blown this morning as Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney confirm on Good Morning America that they will be joining forces for a 2012 concert tour! “Tim and I have been great friends since we first toured together, and I can’t wait to get back on the road with him,” Chesney said. “He’s one of my closest friends in music and in life, and I know this tour is going to be something special.” “Our friendship was forged on the road, so it’s going to be a blast heading out with Kenny again,” said McGraw. “We’ll be having as much fun on stage as the fans will be having in the audience.” This will mark the first time on 10 years the two country stars have toured together and is sure to be a sellout at all 19 stadium stops. Special guests Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Jake Owen will join them for different stops on the road. ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour 2012: Sat. June 2 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium Sun. June 3 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome Sat. June 9 – Dallas, TX – Cowboys Stadium Sun. June 10 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium Sat. June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field Sat. June 23 – Nashville, TN – LP Field Sun. June 24 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium Sat. June 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field Sun. July 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium Sat. July 7 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field Sun. July 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field Sat. July 14 – Anaheim, CA – Angels Stadium Sat. July 21 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High TBA – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium TBA – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Browns Stadium Sat. August 11 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium Sun. August 12 – Washington, DC – FedExField Sat. August 18 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field Sat. August 25 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Hank Jr. Are Center Stage In Episode 5 of Takin’ a Break with HaleighT! This week HaleighT is chatting about the recent goings-on surrounding 3 people who used to be the biggest thing in country music, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Hank Williams Jr. All three have quite a lot going right now, from new music to court battles! So, tune in to hear HaleighT’s take on it! Watch Episode 5 Now!
Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, And Edens Edge At The Zoo Amphitheater In OKC. This Tuesday (August 2) I took on the extreme heat to watch some of country music’s finest in Oklahoma City. Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic Tour included a couple Amen’s, some well executed dance moves, and a broken foot…it was awesome! Edens Edge were the first to take the stage at the Zoo Amphitheater and did a great job of getting the crowd pumped up. They sang their latest single “Amen” and also a mixture of all their favorite summer songs including Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA“. Once they were finished there was about a 45 minute wait for the next artist. Luke Bryan took the stage and the fans took notice! He had an excellent show with an abundance of energy that was very nicely exuded to the crowd. Noting that it was a Tuesday night and that the majority of the audience had to work the next morning, Bryan gave everyone some sound advice. “You need to take four Advil, not two, you’re gonna need four, a bunch of water, and eat two pieces of white bread.” With this mental note stored away for safe keeping, the partying fans tried their best to keep up with the country boy from Georgia, as he shook “it” up and down the stage. He sang “Country Man“, “Someone Else Calling You Baby“, “Drinkin’ Beer And Wastin’ Bullets“, “If You Ain’t Here To Party“, “Drunk On You“, “We Rode In Trucks“, “Do I“, “Rain Is A Good Thing”, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)“, and “All My Friends Say”. He thanked everyone again for braving the heat, then sadly disappeared back stage. Tim McGraw was the main event of the night and let me tell you, he was well worth the wait! Even with a broken foot, this veteran of the industry did his thing and proved he was the real deal! With each song he sang, I realized how much I’ve truly grown up on his music. McGraw took me down memory lane with “Something Like That“, “Where The Green Grass Grows“, “Down On The Farm“, “Last Dollar (Fly Away)“, “Just To See You Smile“, “Please Remember Me“, “For A Little While“, “Red Ragtop“, “Unbroken“, “Do You Want Fries With That“, “Back When” (where Luke Bryan joined him and added a special surprise to a few lyrics), “Better Than I Use To Be” (a new song), “The Cowboy In Me“, “Southern Voice“, “Felt Good On My Lips“, “Real Good Man“, “Live Like You Were Dying“, “Indian Outlaw“, and “I Like It, I Love It“. Like I said, the temperature was very high, but with a couple of (over-priced) drinks and two of country music’s best looking men on the stage in front of me, it ended up being one of the best nights of the summer! I’m putting it out there, find a show near you and get tickets, even if you have to eat Ramen for two Continue reading
Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam Team Up on The Big Screen! Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam will star in the upcoming film release “Dirty Girl” which hits theaters Friday, August 5th. The film is set in 1987, and chronicles the story of a young Oklahoma girl, Danielle played by Juno Temple, with a reputation for being promiscuous runs away from home with pal Clarke, played by Jeremy Dozier, to find the father she never knew. The film is definitely a comedy, definitely irreverent, but also a little heart-warming as well! You can check out McGraw and Yoakam in the preview below, and decide whether or not you’ll be making the trek to the theater or wait for the DVD. Check Out The Preview Here!
Show Me Music Festival Joins United Way To Raise Funds For Joplin Tornado Relief! The Show Me Music Festival (SMMF) in Springfield, Missouri has teamed up with United Way in order to raise the big bucks for their sister city. May 22 left 134 people dead and a nation crying for the city of Joplin, Mo. Having the devastating event cause such problems, people all over the country have pulled together to do their part. The SMMF has decided they will have a silent auction, live auction, t-shirts and beach towels for sale, and volunteers at all entrances taking donations and encouraging everyone to “BUCK UP for Joplin”, all proceeds will be sent to United Way and St. John’s Mercy Hospital. The SMMF is set to take place June 17-19 and will include country stars Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Joe Nichols, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler, David Nail, Gloriana, Sawyer Brown and more. The festival will also have other acts including One Republic and Train, along with celebrity chefs Robert Irvine, Ellie Krieger, Aaron McCargo Jr. and some national touring comedians. There will also be a Show-Me Saloon Stage, kid zone, arts and crafts area, and many food and drink vendors. If you want to spend the weekend in style then VIP tickets are the way to go! They include VIP parking, seating, bathrooms, private bar, food and games. Weekend passes are available for $139, or you can purchase separate tickets for each day. There are multiple camping options and they start out at $70. For more information on this event click here!