Tim McGraw checks out the Big Apple
Thursday, March 15, 2007
– Tim McGraw was in New York City this week for a performance on Good Morning America to promote his forthcoming disc, "Let It Go." McGraw stopped by The View, which airs Friday, March 23, and the CBS Early Show, which airs Monday, March 26. He performed his new single "Last Dollar" and a few other hits. More McGraw television appearances are planned for early April and will be announced by the end of the month.
"Let It Go" was recorded in Nashville and is co-produced by McGraw, Byron Gallimore and Darran Smith. McGraw again enlisted the help of his touring band The Dancehall Doctors on the project for their third consecutive project. The album contains 13 tracks.
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