McGraw releases single, announces tour
Monday, January 13, 2014
– Tim McGraw release a new single from an upcoming CD today and also announced plans to launch a new tour.
"Lookin' For That Girl" is the lead single from his next Big Machine Records release and was made available to radio today and to fans for purchase at iTunes on Jan. 21.
"This last year was unbelievable, and I don't have any plans to let off the gas now. We didn't want to waste any time getting new music out," said McGraw. "With every album, my approach is to push a few of my own boundaries and try things I've never done before. It was hard to choose a lead single off this project because I really felt like we had six or seven good options. I kept coming back to 'That Girl' because even though it may be a little different for me sonically, I couldn't get it out of my head."
McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour will kick off in May on the West Coast. He will hit 30 cities over the course of the summer. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24 for select cities as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket
Cities on the tour are:
Mountain View, CA
San Diego, CA
Virginia Beach, VA
St. Louis, MO
West Palm Beach, FL
St. Clairsville, OH
Salt Lake City, UT
McGraw is up for two Grammy awards for his Big Machine Records debut, "Two Lanes of Freedom," which spawned three number one songs including the "Highway Don't Care" with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar, "Southern Girl" and "One of Those Nights."
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