McGraw strikes gold
Monday, January 23, 2012
– Tim McGraw's recent number one single, Felt Good On My Lips,
struck digital download gold on the sales front.
The good news comes on the countdown to McGraw's much anticipated new studio album, "Emotional Traffic," being released by Curb Records tomorrow. The single is included in the new package.
The song reached number one on the country charts in January 2011 and stayed three for three consecutive weeks. A collaborative creative effort from songwriters Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers and Brett and Brad Warren, Felt Good On My Lips was produced by McGraw and long-time producer Byron Gallimore.
McGraw and the label are engaged in a court battle. Thus far, McGraw is free to sign with another record label, although more court action is coming later this year.
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