McGraw debuts "Damn Country Music"
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
– Tim McGraw debuted the title track of his next album, "Damn Country Music," on his FDacebook page today.
He also posted the video debut for his newest single along with a live Q&A with McGraw. The "Damn Country Music" video features McGraw and various members of his summer Shotgun Rider Tour crew and fans wearing t-shirts printed with choice lyrics from the song. Lyric t-shirts are available for sale now at http://mcgr.aw/dcmshirts. Fans will also have a chance to win the actual shirts worn in the video - signed by McGraw - by sharing the video at http://mcgr.aw/shirtcontest.
"When I recorded 'Damn Country Music,' it was one of those electric moments. It speaks to a passion and being at a crossroads in your life when you make that decision to pursue it knowing you might pay a heavy price," said McGraw.
Damn Country Music is McGraw's 14th studio album, set for a Nov. 6 release on Big Machine Records.
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