Tim McGraw goes platinum
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
– Tim McGraw's 11th album, "Let It Go," was certified platinum for sales of 1 million records. This is McGraw's 10th album to sell one million copies or more. To date, McGraw's album sales total 35 million. He is the 7th best selling artist since the inception of the BDS System in 1991 behind Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Metallica, The Beatles and George Strait.
"Let It Go" debuted at number 1 on the Top 200 album chart and Billboard Country Albums with sales in excess of 330,000 units. The album also debuted in first in Canada its first week in stores.
The album's first single "Last Dollar" became McGraw's 27th number 1 career hit and the new single, "I Need You," with featured vocals by Faith Hill, becomes this week's most added single at country radio.
McGraw and Hill's summer tour, Soul 2 Soul 2007, will launch on June 5 in Omaha, Neb.
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Country music has richly rewarded him over the past two decades, and he honors the genre's tradition here. The album gets off to a very traditional start with Celtic folk. The flute and skillful acoustic picking on the opener "Here Tonight" bring a Mark Knopfler tune immediately to mind. ...
The banjo comes first out of the speakers, the opening strains of "Overrated," the lead-off song on Tim McGraw's latest. But with a "1-2-3-4" count, the mood changes and goes for a more modern country approach. McGraw does about the same on the follow-up "City Lights" with Michael Landau's steely, but rocking lead guitar taking over near the conclusion as it does later hard on "Sick of Me" where the protagonist contemplates a need to turn his life around. ...