Curb details McGraw release
Monday, January 2, 2012
– Curb Records is making the push for the release of Tim McGraw's "Emotional Traffic" disc, coming out Jan. 24. The disc spawned a number one hit for McGraw and a big legal battle between the two that thus far has resulted in McGraw free to sign with another label.
McGraw already has released a holiday single on his own and promises more releases soon. The litigation over McGraw's contract will continue later this year.
A press release on Monday said long-time producer Byon Gallimore was once again at the helm of the 12 tracks. A guest artist collaboration from R&B singer Ne-Yo on one of the tracks (Only Human) was produced by Darran Smith. Additional songs include Touchdown Jesus, written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, and I Will Not Fall Down, penned by McGraw, Martina McBride and The Warren Brothers, Brett & Brad.
Songs on the CD are:
2. Right Back Actha Babe
3. One Part, Two Part
4. I Will Not Fall Down
5. The One
6. Better Than I Used To Be
7. Touchdown Jesus
8. The One That Got Away
9. Felt Good On My Lips
10. Hey Now
11. Only Human
12. Die By My Own Hand
McGraw is touring Australia with wife Faith Hill in March. This summer, McGraw will join Kenny Chesney on the "Brothers of the Sun Tour."
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