Thursday, April 3, 2014
– Tim McGraw announced today that "Sundown Heaven Down" on Sept. 16 on Big Machine. He already has released the first single, "Lookin' For That Girl," which climbs into the Top 20 on the charts this week.
Beginning on Sunday, April 6, during his performance on the ACM Awards, McGraw will launch "Countdown To Sundown." Fans can join the program and automatically have access to exclusive content and be entered to win a season pass for two tickets to each of McGraw's summer tour dates including an all expense paid trip to the tour's opening night on May 8.
As the lead-up to the release, McGraw will reveal new songs from the album through major primetime television performances and provide fans with access to free downloads, first listens, behind the scenes looks, tour experiences and contests.
"When you finish making an album, all you want is to have everyone hear it as soon as possible," said McGraw. "I'm in the unique position this year that I'm able to tour ahead of the album and introduce the fans to these songs early. I've never done anything like this before, but in a world driven by immediate gratification, I want to be able to play a song live somewhere and then have it available for download right then. You just never know where new music might pop up over the next few months... It's going to be a fun summer."
On May 8, McGraw will kick off his tour to more than 30 cities. Joining him for the summer run will be Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope.
McGraw is set to perform at the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival on Saturday, April 5 in Dallas. From there, he'll head to Las Vegas for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards where he tops the list of most nominated artists with seven for his "Two Lanes of Freedom" album as both an artist and producer.