McGraw, Hill sign with Sony
Monday, February 13, 2017
– Tim McGraw and Faith Hill both signed with Sony Music, Billboard reported today.
Billboard said the signings call for multiple solo albums from both Hill and McGraw.
McGraw previously had been with Big Machine after starting his career at Curb. When he left Curb, he and the label were engaged in protracted litigation, which McGraw eventually won.
Hill had spent his entire 20-year career with Warner.
While McGraw and Hill have recorded songs together, they have never recorded an album. They currently have a song, "Keep Your Eyes on Me," on "The Shack" soundtrack, which comes out Feb. 24 on Atlantic.
McGraw and Hill also will also be on the upcoming Soul2Soul tour starting April 7 in New Orleans. This is their fourth tour together since 1996.
At the Grammys on Sunday night, McGraw and Hill presented the Grammy for Best Song to Adele. A song McGraw recorded, Lori McKenna's "Humble And Kind," was named Best Country Song for McKenna.
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