McGraw stops by Fallon tonight
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
– Tim McGraw is stopping by to celebrate Jimmy Fallon's first week as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. McGraw will play "Shotgun Rider" tonight from his upcoming Big Machine Records release.
"I thought since it's Jimmy's first week, we should give his audience something they can't get anywhere else," said McGraw. "It's been a great week for the show already, and I'm honored Jimmy invited me to the party."
The lead single is "Lookin' For That Girl."
McGraw played a small show in Nashville last night, playing seven new tracks.
This summer, McGraw will kick off the Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour to 30 cities.
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Damn Country Music
Tim McGraw said of his 14th studio album, "Damn Country Music," "It's is all about passion, (taking him back to 1989) "when I came to Nashville to chase my dreams."
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. »»»
Sundown Heaven Town
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. »»»
Two Lanes of Freedom
Tim McGraw's debut on Big Machine, "Two Lanes Of Freedom" is his first record since the announcement that he gave up alcohol five years ago and the first since his acrimonious, litigious split from the only label he had ever known, Curb. The new CD literally and symbolically represents a fresh start. If only the material better reflected his new take on life. What is presented here is about as boiler plate as contemporary country gets. The album is a safe play and takes almost no chances. »»»