Tim McGraw adds "If You're Reading This" to "Let It Go" CD
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Tim McGraw adds "If You're Reading This" to "Let It Go" CD

Thursday, August 2, 2007 – Tim McGraw added his emotional live performance of "If You're Reading This" on the Academy of Country Music Awards from May to his album "Let It Go." The song became an official radio single in June from the ACM recording.

"If You're Reading This," written by McGraw and the Warren Brothers, was a surprise performance withheld from all but a few key people. The ACM's held its first closed rehearsal as McGraw orchestrated the details of the presentation.

The song was performed as a tribute to the families of fallen hero's and country radio stations immediately began to play the live version. McGraw management team worked with Curb Records and the ACM's to secure the rights to the recording and a newly mastered version was serviced to radio and is now included in new pressings of "Let It Go."

McGraw is the top selling artist for the first 6 months of the 2007. McGraw will wrap the successful "Soul2Soul Tour 2007" next weekend where he and wife Faith Hill look to establish a new record for a multi-year tour run and play to more than 1.7 million fans.


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