Tim McGraw knocks new greatest hits CD
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
– Curb Records released a third hits package on Tim McGraw last week, and McGraw is not happy.
In an unusual move, McGraw dismissed the "Greatest Hits 3" release. "I am saddened and disappointed that my label chose to put out another hits album instead of new music," said McGraw. "I've only had one studio album since my last hits package. It has to be just as confusing to the fans as it is to me. I had no involvement in the creation or presentation of this record. Sure I love the songs, and I don't want to take anything away from all the creative people who were a part of making those records. But the whole concept is an embarrassment to me as an artist. In the spirit of an election year, I would simply say to my fans 'I'm Tim McGraw and I don't approve their message.'"
McGraw has been working on a new studio album for over a year and debuted three new songs on this year's "Live Your Voice Tour." McGraw wanted to have the new record out this fall, but Curb wanted to release a greatest hits CD to extend McGraw's recording contract term, according to McGraw. The new disc contains 12 songs, including a live version of Real Good Man and Nine Lives featuring Def Leppard, which was previously released by the rock band.
A Curb spokesperseon could not be reached for comment.
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