Tuesday, October 30, 2012
– Tim McGraw announced today that his first album on Big Machine Records, "Two Lanes of Freedom," will be released Feb. 5, 2013. The new single, One Of Those Nights,
will make its national television debut on ABC's live broadcast of the 2012 CMA Awards this Thursday night, as it will simultaneously be delivered to country radio.
This marks McGraw's first album since his acrimonious split from Curb, which landed the two sides in court.
"I always go into the studio to make the best record I can possibly make, and this one is no different. But 'Freedom' is a powerful word," said McGraw. "To come into a situation where there's some weight lifted, some refreshment going on, you can feel that in the music. I think you can feel the horses gallop on this record, and where I might go and what I might do when my engines are revving."
McGraw co-produced with long-time friend and producer Byron Gallimore
"I feel like we really found some great songs for this record, and One Of Those Nights perfectly sets the tone for the project," said McGraw. "It's about reflecting on old times with a sense of nostalgia, but it's also about creating new memories and living in the moment and looking towards the future. I am doing that in my own life and career now, and I can't wait for my fans to hear the single and album. It's an unbelievably exciting time for me."
McGraw will perform the single today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.