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McGraw premieres video for "Highway Don't Care" on Monday

Thursday, May 2, 2013 – Tim McGraw is unveiling his video for Highway Don't Care with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar, live to fans worldwide on Monday, May 6 in a first-ever music video premiere event with Google+ Hangout.

The video was directed by Shane Drake. The song currently is in the Top 10 on the country radio charts, the track has already sold more than 500,000 downloads to date and is the third single from McGraw's latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom."

McGraw will premiere the video in Nashville at 5 p.m. eastern in front of a live audience with fans from around the globe also participating. The Google+ Hangout will be livestreamed on YouTube.com/TimMcGraw.

"This video is really more of a short film, and I think it will surprise everyone and hopefully leave a strong impression," said McGraw. "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."

McGraw will launch his Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour tonight in Birmingham, Ala. and continue on to 30 cities through July. The U.S. trek will also feature emerging artists Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft.

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