The Official Music Video For Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban. Below is the official music video for Tim McGraw’s current single, “Highway Don’t Care.” The song features Taylor Swift’s vocals and Keith Urban’s guitar skills. The song is catchy and is constantly getting stuck in my head, but the video is just confusing. I am unclear on what McGraw’s actual part in the mini-movie is…he is a doctor, but does he have any connection to the female? I’m not sure! I do however love the fact that the female character drives a Chevy Cavalier! My first vehicle was a white Cavalier, Rally Sport to be exact. Watching the female drive it brings back memories. Like I had mentioned in the video for Lady A’s “Goodbye Town,” the timing seems off. It is another gloomy video with no leaves on the trees. People can wreck in the Spring…just saying. Anyhow, you guys watch the video for “Highway Don’t Care” below and tell us what you think!
Love and Theft Perform Live Featured on Yahoo Music. Love and Theft might be heading out on tour with Tim McGraw‘s 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour in May, but in the meantime, they had a little time to check in with Yahoo and perform their single “Runnin’ Out Of Air” for fans. The track is featured on the duo’s current self titled album which released July 2012. Find “Runnin’ Out of Air” here and their cover of “Fishin’ In The Dark” here.
Tim McGraw’s Latest New Album Two Lanes of Freedom Available Now. Tim McGraw‘s highly anticipated new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, finally released today (Tuesday, February 5th). The new record features eleven tracks (the deluxe version offers up four additional songs), and it seems to offer up to slightly different versions of McGraw. On one side, there is the party anthem belting (hate to say it) trying to stay young Tim with songs like “Truck Yeah.” On the other hand, there are more traditional sounding, heart string strumming tunes like “Nashville Without You,” “Annie I Owe You a Dance,” “Tinted Windows,” and “Number 37405.” On yet another hand all together, there is the Tim that is continuing to push the boundaries of “country” with pop infused upbeat tunes, like “Southern Girl” (complete with a little autotune thrown in…), “Mexicoma,” and “It’s Your World,” that could easily crossover to Top 40 stations like The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, and (of course) Taylor Swift have done in recent years. Speaking of Tswift, there is the collaboration with her and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care,” that is sure to appeal to just about everyone. Its a pretty good song, and their three voices really meld together well. Essentially, with Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw gives a healthy selection of tracks to music fans across the country, right on over to pop, spectrum. For his first album release on Big Machine, following the Curb Records debacle, I think this is setting the right tone for McGraw. He still has a lot left to offer fans, and he isn’t afraid to keep pushing boundaries. I really feel like he’s trying to say, ‘I’m not done yet,’ and from what I’ve heard on this record, I’m okay with that. Find the deluxe version here, and the regular version here via iTunes. Next up, Tim heads out on his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft. Two Lanes of Freedom Complete Track Listing. 1. Two Lanes of Freedom 2. One of Those Nights 3. Friend of a Friend 4. Southern Girl 5. Truck Yeah 6. Nashville Without You 7. Book of John 8. Annie I Owe You A Dance (Deluxe Version) 9. Mexicoma 10. Number 37405 11. It’s Your World 12. Tinted Windows (Deluxe Version) 13. Highway Don’t Care (feat. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban) 14. Truck Yeah (Live) (Deluxe Version) 15. Let Me Love It Out of You (Deluxe Version) Watch: Tim McGraw’s Most Recent Video for One of Those Nights.
Two Lanes of Freedom Sweepstakes: You Could Win A Trip To See Tim McGraw Perform Live! As we announced earlier this week, Tim McGraw is launching his brand new 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom tour in May! The tour sponsor, Penzoil, is teaming up with McGraw to offer fans the chance to win a really awesome prize. Fans could win a trip to see Tim perform live on the historical USS Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego, CA on Tuesday February 5th, the day of his album release (also titled Two Lanes of Freedom)! The prize will also include two passes to meet the country star! Get full details below! Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom Sweepstakes Details. Enter by going here! Trip Dates: 2/04-2/06/2013 Trip includes round-trip coach airfare, two-night double-occupancy accommodations in San Diego, ground transportation to/from hotel/airport and to/from USS Midway event Winner must be at least 18 Once winner name is submitted to Big Machine Records, trip is non-transferable Online contest ends 11:59pm (EST) on Sunday, January 21st
Tim McGraw Announces 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft! Tim McGraw has officially announced his 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour proving again that the coming year is going to be a BIG one for country music tours!! McGraw will be joined on the road by duo Love and Theft and country rocker Brantley Gilbert. The tour takes it’s name from Tim’s upcoming album which releases February 5th! The shows will kick off May 2nd at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Birmingham, AL! In the run up to the big tour, McGraw has teamed up with popular social site, Tumblr to launch an interactive campaign for Tim’s fans! The campaign, title “Fanticipation” (pretty cute, right?) will allow fans to get inside knowledge on ticket pre-sales from McGraw himself. You can get complete details on that here. You’ll find complete details on the 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour dates and locations below, and be sure to watch the video announcement from Tim! Straight from the Horses Mouth: Tim McGraw Announce 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour!
Curb Records Releases New Album Tim McGraw and Friends on January 22nd. This might be a little awkward, but Tim McGraw‘s ex-label, Curb Records, will go ahead and release a new album from the artist this month even though his already moved on. The record titled Tim McGraw & Friends is a compilation featuring duets with Colt Ford, Kenny Rogers, Jo Dee Messina, Randy Travis, Lionel Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others. The album drops on January 22nd. This release has some country fans a little confused because McGraw is also releasing a brand new album this year on his new label, Big Machine Records. Titled Two Lanes of Freedom this record will release on February 5th, and features a track with both Keith Urban and Taylor Swift. So, when you refer to the new Tim McGraw album, be sure to specify which one you’re talking about! Tim McGraw & Friends Complete Track Listing. 1. Sail On (with Lionel Richie) 2. Twisted (with Colt Ford) 3. Owe Them More Than That (with Kenny Rogers) 4. Me and Tennessee (with Gwyneth Paltrow) 5. Middle Age Crazy (with Jerry Lee Lewis) 6. Can’t Hurt A Man (with Randy Travis) 7. Find Out Who Your Friends Are (with Tracy Lawrence) 8. Cold, Cold Heart (with Tony Bennett) 9. Milk Cow Blues (with Ray Benson) 10. Bring On The Rain (with Jo Dee Messina) 11. It’s Your Love (with Faith Hill)
Country Stars Kick Off 2013 with New Tours Starting in January! Now that we’re already one week into the New Year, it’s time we start thinking about what’s really important…who we’re going to get to see live this year! Luckily, tons of our favorite country stars are kicking off their tours for the year this month! To make sure you’re up to date on who’s doing what, check out the list below! If you can’t find what you’re looking for below be sure to visit this post’s sponsor Country Music On Tour! New Country Tours: January 2013: Zac Brown Band: ZZB will be starting up a steady stream of shows on January 10th! See where they’re headed. Gary Allan: making stops all over the states through the Spring starting January 11th! Check out where Allan is going. Luke Bryan: The much anticipated 2013 Dirt Road Diaries will begin with the first show in Evansville, IN on January 17th. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley: Talk about exciting! Miranda and Dierks team up for the second go round with their 2013 Locked and Redloaded Tour beginning January 17th in Columbia, SC! Get all the dates. George Strait: the 2013 Cowboy Ride Away Tour kicks off January 18th in Lubbock, TX! Martina McBride will be the primary opening act. More dates here. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Power couple Tim and Faith are kicking off their Las Vegas residency, Soul 2 Soul on January 18th at the Venetian Theater. Toby Keith: dates for his 2013 Live in Overdrive tour. start January 19th in Durant, OK. Eric Church: Eric heads to Canada on January 31st for the final dates of his Blood, Sweat and Beer tour before jumping in with Kenny Chesney in the Spring! Eli Young Band: EYB are hitting up several venues beginning January 31st before they jump on the Chesney train in March. See all the dates. We want to know: Who are you excited to see this year, and how far would you go to see them?
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and More Country Stars Set to Honor Bruce Springsteen at MusiCares Event. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris and Natalie Maines are the country stars among a whole host of artists from other genres, that are set to honor Bruce Springsteen at the upcoming MusiCares Event! Springsteen is being named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year for his “exceptional artistic achievements” in addition to his philanthropic work. MusiCares is a part of the GRAMMY Foundation with the stated mission of providing “a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.” Proceeds from the event honoring Springsteen, which is taking place Friday, February 8th, will go to aid these causes, and luckily, it has already sold it out! Comedian, television personality and author, Jon Stewart will be hosting. Additional artists in the lineup are: Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young.
10 Random Questions with Country Up and Comer Chris Janson! Missouri native Chris Janson has really made a name for himself in the country music world. He takes songwriting very seriously, and it’s something he is extremely good at. Performing since age eleven, he knew exactly what he wanted to do at a young age. Not only did he write Tim McGraw’s recent hit “Truck Yeah“, he’s also the spokesperson for Scentblocker and Mossy Oak. His new song titled “Better I Don’t” explains his personality perfectly, crazy, funny, and down to earth! He is also brave enough to answer my 10 random questions. At what age did you know that you wanted to pursue music? At 18 I headed to Nashville, started at Tootsie ‘s. Who were your influences growing up? Merle Haggard , Hank Jr , Guns n Roses. What artists do you currently listen to? Justin Moore and Tim Mcgraw If you could duet with any female artist who would it be? Noone. If you were a drink, what drink would you be? Moonshine – cause I ‘m authentic and come from the woods What is your favorite song that you have written? “Holdin Her” – cause it’s about my wife , my proposal and my baby girl Georgia . I wrote it with my best friend James Otto. Do you have any nicknames? Rocking Randel and Kelly calls me picky pants cause on the road I only like Mountain Dew , Bo Jangles and Crawfish. Do you have any bad habits? Mountain Dew Where do you like to shop? Do you have a favorite store? Adel Outfitters Is there anything you would like the fans to know? Yes. I’m a Christian. To keep up with Chris, find him on Twitter: @janson_chris! Listen to Chris Janson’s “Better I Don’t” Now! Brittany is a guest contributor! You can find more from her via Twitter.
Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and More Country Stars In List of Top 25 Tours of 2012 via Billboard. No real big surprise here, but some of country’s favorite stars, including Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, are taking up about a fourth of the list for the Top 25 Tours of 2012, across all genres! This proves yet again, that the country genre has some pretty dedicated fans, but you already you knew that! Get the run down below, and check out how the competition from other genres did! Top Country Tours of 2012. #7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Total Gross: $96,458,890 Number of Shows: 23 Total Attendance: 1,085,382 Number of Sell-Outs: 9 #13 Jason Aldean Total Gross: $39,956,703 Number of Shows: 59 Total Attendance: 984,229 Number of Sell-Outs: 59 #14 Lady Antebellum Total Gross: $38,358,801 Number of Shows: 88 Total Attendance: 860,065 Number of Sell-Outs: 72 #16 Brad Paisley Total Gross: $33,794,719 Number of Shows: 51 Total Attendance: 485,852 Number of Sell-Outs: 31 #24 Taylor Swift Total Gross: $26,310,160 Number of Shows: 21 Total Attendance: 285,715 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 #25 Rascal Flatts Total Gross: $26,155,360 Number of Shows: 45 Total Attendance: 612,243 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 Top 25 Tours of 2012, Complete List. 1. Madonna 2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3. Roger Waters 4. Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour by Cirque Du Soleil 5. Cold Play 6. Lady Gaga 7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw 8. Van Halen 9. Jay-Z & Kanye West 10. Andre Rieu 11. Dave Matthews Band 12. Barbara Streisand 13. Jason Aldean 14. Lady Antebellum 15. Red Hot Chili Peppers 16. Brad Paisley 17. Nickelback 18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra 19. Elton John 20. Justin Bieber 21. Rod Stewart 22. Neil Diamond 23. Pearl Jam 24. Taylor Swift 25. Rascal Flatts