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Tim McGraw Releases Ultimate Edition of #1 Album ‘Here on Earth’

Tim McGraw just released two digital deluxe versions of his #1 album Here on Earth (Ultimate Edition) and Here on Earth (Video Edition), both available today, Friday, April 16th. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Tim McGraw's Here On Earth (Ultimate Edition) is out now, April 16th

Tim McGraw’s Here On Earth (Ultimate Edition) is out now, April 16th

McGraw surprised fans with the announcement of these two deluxe albums and the release of his new single, “God Moves the Pen”, only days before the albums dropped, hardly making country music lovers wait until they had new music and videos from the three-time GRAMMY winner.  

The extended album, out today, includes 30 tracks total, 16 of which are the original tracklist off the #1 album, which includes songs like “I Called Mama” and the title track. The next 8 songs are a mix of previously released songs from McGraw including, “Undivided” with Tyler Hubbard, “Neon Church”, “Thought About You”, and his latest single “God Moves the Pen”. As well as new songs like fan favorite, “Cuttin’ Onions”, “Truth Is”, and two bonus movie tracks: “Keep Your Eyes on Me” with Faith Hill from the 2017 film The Shack and “Gravity” from the 2018 documentary Free Solo. The final six tracks are video versions of “Here on Earth”, “I Called Mama”, “Gravy”, “Undivided”, “Thought About You”, and “Neon Church”. McGraw had already released a lyric video for each of the 16 songs on the original version of the album. 

This massive collection of songs marks its own era of music from McGraw which is what made him want them all to be included together in its own project. He shared that “Neon Church” started a new chapter, and he wanted to make sure it was included in the full story of Here on Earth

Earlier this week, McGraw spoke on his connection to one of the new songs off the record “Cuttin’ Onions”, a song written by brothers Brad Warren and Brett Warren with Monty Criswell. McGraw shared: “Cuttin’ Onions…hit me pretty close to home, growing up. It reminded me a lot of my childhood and the way I grew up in some certain circumstances. So it just put me right into the position of those memories and that life that I had growing up that wasn’t the best sometimes. So that’s what it did to me… I can visually picture it. I mean I could picture the house. I could picture the windows open and the curtains blowing out of the windows. I could picture all of it happening. It was just to me, it was just so vivid. For one thing, there was some inner emotional connection that I had to it with my life but also, it was just so visceral and visual to me that I couldn’t, I just couldn’t get it out of my head.” See the behind the scenes clip and interview here.  

“Sunday mornin’, my best shirt // Crockpot’s on for dinner after church // Dad was baptized by Lynchburg // Mama’d always beg him to come with us // Crying cuttin’ onions in the kitchen

Another brand new song off the album, “Truth Is” is about not wanting to face the truth about a relationship that’s come to an end so you just avoid seeing the people that are going to make you talk about it. Similar to other heartbreak songs off the album like “7500 OBO”, “Not From California”, and “If I Was a Cowboy”, “Truth Is” is about doing what you can to forget what was or what could have been and struggling to face what you’re going through. 

“I don’t wanna go, where everybody knows your name // So I just stay at home, many more these days // ‘Cause every time I leave the house I hear somebody asking about you and I just can’t bring myself to tell the truth about it so I tell a lie // Say you’re doing pretty good and things are going like they should and when I get back home tonight I’m gonna tell you that they sad to tell you ‘hi’”

“Keep Your Eyes on Me” and “Gravity” are both songs that McGraw co-wrote. “Keep Your Eyes on Me” is the first song he and Faith Hill wrote together with Lori McKenna, which McGraw and Hill performed together in the 2017 film The Shack, which McGraw also starred in. The superstar shared that “Gravity” was the third song he’d ever written for a film, also with Lori McKenna, and that he knew he wanted it to be included on a project down the line. If you’ve ever seen Free Solo or know the incredible story of Alex Holland, then you know the immense weight this song holds in being the one that closes out the film.

“Keep your eyes on me // When you’re lost in the dark // Keep your eyes on me // When the light in your heart is too burnt out to see // Keep your eyes on me // Swear you’re all alone sometimes // Keep your eyes on me // And you can’t find your way home sometimes // Keep your eyes on me”

On June 12th, there will be a special edition 12” vinyl available for Record Store Day that will have “Undivided”, on one side, and an acoustic version of “I Called Mama” on the other. These two songs are incredible representatives of not only McGraw’s current career but of how he is releasing important music at an essential time.

“Undivided” was released at a crucial moment for our country, and just in time for the Presidential Inauguration in January where McGraw and Hubbard performed the song live for the first time together. They have also released a director’s cut version of the song’s music video since then. “I Called Mama”, now out for almost a year, continues to act as a reminder of the importance of home and human connection even in the toughest of times.

HERE ON EARTH Ultimate Edition Track List
*indicates video featured on HERE ON EARTH Ultimate Video Edition 

  1. LA
  2. Chevy
  3. Here on Earth*
  4. Damn Sure Do
  5. Hallelujahville
  6. Good Taste In Women
  7. Hard to Stay Mad At
  8. Sheryl Crow
  9. Not From California
  10. Hold You Tonight
  11. 7500 OBO
  12. If I Was A Cowboy
  13. I Called Mama*
  14. Gravy*
  15. War of Art
  16. Doggone
  17. Undivided / Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard*
  18. Thought About You*
  19. Neon Church*
  20. Cuttin’ Onions
  21. Truth Is 
  22. God Moves the Pen   

Bonus Movie Tracks

  1. Keep Your Eyes on Me / Tim McGraw & Faith Hill from feature film The Shack
  2. 24. Gravity from Academy Award ® winning documentary “Free Solo”

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“Tin Man” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Tim McGraw Drops New Song + Reveals Two Deluxe Edition Albums

Tim McGraw just released a brand new song “God Moves The Pen” along with an exciting announcement. The three-time GRAMMY winner revealed two forthcoming digital deluxe versions of his #1 album Here on Earth Ultimate Edition and Here on Earth Video Edition, both will be available Friday, April 16th.

The deluxe editions project will include McGraw’s duet with Tyler Hubbard, “Undivided”, as well as two bonus movie tracks – “Keep Your Eyes on Me” (McGraw, Faith Hill, Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally) with Faith Hill from the 2017 film The Shack and “Gravity” (McGraw, McKenna) from the Academy Award-winning Documentary Free Solo. The Ultimate Video Edition will include all of the same tracks as the Ultimate Edition, adding videos for six songs: “Here on Earth,” ”I Called Mama, “Gravy,” “Undivided,” “Thought About You,” and “Neon Church.”

McGraw received extraordinary success on the original Here on Earth album, warranting him these multiple extended versions. When his 16th studio album went #1 on the Billboard Country album chart, it marked McGraw’s fourth straight decade with a #1 album. It was his 19th worldwide #1 and 17th in the US, which tied him for second-most #1 albums in the US, second only to George Strait. 

“God Moves The Pen”, released ahead of the deluxe editions, shares the message that when it comes to love, God can help the heart say what the mouth sometimes can’t. Declarations of love like Shakespeare’s writing or Hank Williams guitar playing are their own forms of love letters and there is no such gesture that is too big or too small whether it be a post-it on a fridge or a tattoo on the skin.

McGraw even includes his favorite love letter, “Red lipstick on a bathroom mirror”, which is how he and Faith Hill got engaged back in 1996. McGraw finally popped the question one night before going on stage after a while of joking with Hill about getting married. She didn’t think he was serious that time since they were in a trailer in the middle of a festival on a rainy night, but he said this time he was. When he returned from his performance, Hill had written “Yes, I’m going to be your wife. I love you” in Sharpie on the portable mirror in his dressing room and sealed it with a lipstick kiss. McGraw still has the mirror today. Hill even repeated the gesture on their 20th wedding anniversary (seen here). Safe to say, the two know the power of a good love letter.  

“Written in the sky, written in the sand // on the back of a car, dragging old tin cans // True love declared with brush and paint // way up there, on a small-town water tank // carved in an oak, or tattooed on the skin // Love moves the heart and God moves the Pen”

HERE ON EARTH Ultimate Edition Track List
*indicates video featured on HERE ON EARTH Ultimate Video Edition 

  1. LA
  2. Chevy
  3. Here on Earth*
  4. Damn Sure Do
  5. Hallelujahville
  6. Good Taste In Women
  7. Hard to Stay Mad At
  8. Sheryl Crow
  9. Not From California
  10. Hold You Tonight
  11. 7500 OBO
  12. If I Was A Cowboy
  13. I Called Mama*
  14. Gravy*
  15. War of Art
  16. Doggone
  17. Undivided / Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard*
  18. Thought About You*
  19. Neon Church*
  20. Cuttin’ Onions
  21. Truth Is 
  22. God Moves the Pen   

Bonus Movie Tracks

  1. Keep Your Eyes on Me / Tim McGraw & Faith Hill from feature film The Shack
  2. 24. Gravity from Academy Award ® winning documentary “Free Solo”

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“God Moves The Pen” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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BREAKING: Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard to Perform at Biden Inauguration

Country music’s Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Tyler Hubbard are slated to perform tomorrow, Wednesday, January 20th at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration ceremony, Celebrating America.
Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard, and Garth Brooks set to perform at Biden Inauguration

Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard, and Garth Brooks set to perform at Biden Inauguration

The 90-minute primetime special kicks off at 8:30PM ET and will also feature performances by Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, host Tom Hanks and more. Additionally, the historic ceremony will also include a tribute to COVID-19 first responders.

In a post shared to Instagram, McGraw revealed “Honored to be performing at the inaugural “Celebrating America” special tomorrow night with @tylerhubbard!” The duo will perform their recent collaborative track, “Undivided“.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as security concerns, many performances, including McGraw and Hubbard’s, will come to the show virtually. Brooks, however, will be at the capitol as part of the actual swearing-in ceremony.

Brooks shared, “This is a great day in our household,” said Brooks. “This is not a political statement. This is a statement of unity. This is history! And it’s an honor to get to serve. This is kinda how I get to serve this country. Our father served as a United States Marine in the Korean War; we had brothers that served in the Air Force and the Army. This is my chance to get to serve.”

Tune in to catch the historic event tomorrow, Celebrating America, Wednesday, January 19th at 8:30PM ET.

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Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard Join Together For Meaningful Song, “Undivided”

Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard’s new song “Undivided” is out today, January 13th, along with an official behind-the-scenes music video of the two artists in the studio. Check it out below and read on for more as we dive a little deeper into the new track.

“Undivided” is a collaborative track from the two country superstars and includes a message that tackles social issues and a need for change. The song marks Hubbard’s first solo song separate from his Florida Georgia Line partner, Brian Kelley. The duo recently announced that the two will be releasing solo music this upcoming year. However, FGL fans have nothing to worry about as this is not news that the duo is going their separate ways permanently.

In fact, the duo’s fifth album, Life Rolls On, is arriving next month. The 16-track album already has eight released songs, including most recently, “New Truckwhich was released last week. If anything, this news just means even more music from the voices that we already love. The two have simply used some unexpected time off to their advantage by continuing to write music and using the success they’ve had as a duo as an opportunity to experience solo music as well, and “Undivided” is just the start.

Undivided Tim McGraw Tyler Hubbard

Tyler Hubbard and Tim McGraw’s Collaborative New Song “Undivided” is available now

This is actually not the first time Hubbard and McGraw have collaborated on a song before. In 2016, McGraw was featured on Florida Georgia Line’s “May We All”, which included an up-scale extended music video described as a ‘mini-movie’ that the three acted in. The single has since gone 3X Platinum and was included on the duo’s Dig Your Roots album.

Hubbard co-wrote “Undivided” with Chris Loocke while quarantined on his tour bus a few weeks back. (Check here for more on that story and some other songs Hubbard wrote on his bus). Hubbard says about the new song, “I knew immediately when I finished it, I had to text it to Tim. He has a way of communicating with the world that is unique in music”.

It makes sense why the “Humble and Kind” singer would connect with this song so much. McGraw has said before that that is one of his favorite songs to perform, and that it is one that he has often gone back to throughout tough times, especially this year. He explains that “Music gives us hope and brings us together in a way nothing else can. This doesn’t mean we don’t have work to do. Quite the opposite”. Once McGraw heard what Hubbard had sent him, he knew he wanted to be a part of this special song. He shared, “I loved the positivity of this song and that it called me to check myself and to remember that love is bigger. It’s why I knew this song had to be my next single with Tyler as soon as he sent it to me.” McGraw enjoyed singing and sharing this song with Hubbard so much that he has included it on the deluxe version of his album Here On Earth. The #1 album was originally released in August of 2020 and the deluxe version is slated for release in April 2021. 

There is no question that the state of our country and the events of this past year were weighing heavy on Hubbard’s mind when he wrote this song. Since “Undivided” was in fact a by-product of Hubbard’s tour bus quarantine writing, he had plenty of time to do some soul searching. Hubbard was examining his own ability to judge too quickly, but rather than writing a somber song that would feel sadly relatable in this time, he instead turned those same thoughts and emotions into a song of hope and faith. 

The song starts off with a realization that so much in this world is based on predetermined notions. A story of a kid who isn’t accepted for who they are demonstrates how so many assumptions and misconceptions are just people and their judgments being set in their ways, without room for further consideration or thought.

“In the seventh grade you either fit right in or you don’t fit / that’s just the cold hard truth”

It’s one thing to recognize this, and another to be determined for it to change. This story builds to be a metaphor of everything having to be divided into either one thing or another – black or white, church or hell, left or right, yes or no – with no option for anything in between or something entirely different. They’re showing us that not everything in society has to be one or the other and something being one way doesn’t have to create such a strong split among us.

“When we gonna learn to try on someone’s shoes sometimes / when we gonna see from someone else’s eyes”

We’re living in some tough times right now, but it’s songs like these and meaningful songwriting like Tyler Hubbard’s that helps get us through and makes us believe we won’t be in them forever. He realizes the importance of believing in the positive and being hopeful that change is coming and portrays those beliefs in his music.

“I think it’s time to come together, you and I can make a change / maybe we can make a difference, make the world a better place / look around and love somebody, we’ve been hateful long enough / let the good Lord reunite us til this country that we love is undivided” 

For Florida Georgia Line, the duo released two songs recently with their good friends Nelly, “Lil Bit and Russell Dickerson, “It’s About Time” which is also on Dickerson’s new album, Southern Symphony.

In November, McGraw released a Greatest Hits Album, including hits from 2013-2019.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Tyler Hubbard and Tim McGraw releases.

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“Undivided” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Tim McGraw ‘McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019’ – Album Review

Tim McGraw is celebrating his career with Big Machine Records and Spirit Music Group with his new greatest hits album, McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019, and what an iconic career he’s had.

Tim McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019

Tim McGraw’s McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019 is available now

The album starts off with a bang by highlighting tracks from McGraw’s Damn Country Music album which was released in 2015. This includes “How I’ll Always Be” and “Top of the World”. The iconic “Humble and Kind” is also featured, which is probably the most memorable song from the album. Written by Lori McKenna, it’s an important message, and became a popular mother/son dance at weddings.

Next up McGraw highlights tracks from Sundown Heaven Town which was released in 2014. McGraw included “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”, “Meanwhile Back at Mamas”, and 2x Platinum “Shotgun Rider”.

The final album highlighted is the iconic 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom. The 2x platinum “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Keith Urban and Taylor Swift was just one of the hits to come from this album. McGraw also chose to include “Nashville Without You”, “Southern Girl”, “One of Those Nights”, and “Truck Yeah”.

It must have been a hard choice to decide which songs were going to be included which is why the greatest hits album finishes with three bonus songs, “Drive”, “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line, and a never before heard cover of “Redneck Girl” featuring Midland.

It’s no secret that McGraw has had an incredible career that deserves to be celebrated. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

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McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019 is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Tim McGraw’s “I Called Mama” Claims Top Spot and Earns Him 44th Career #1

Tim McGraw’s “I Called Mama” earns him his 44th career number one as the song hits the top spot on the country charts this week.

For decades, McGraw has graced our radio airwaves, giving us the tunes that have become the soundtrack to our lives. In fact, along with this marks the fourth straight decade for McGraw on scoring No. 1 singles, to match his four-decade streak on No. 1 albums he accomplished earlier this year with his 16th studio album, HERE ON EARTH. The album serves as his first solo release in five years marking his return to Big Machine Records.

“I Called Mama” is the lead single from the record and is a message to everyone to remember the people that make our world a little brighter even during the darker times. The beautiful track is truly impactful during these unprecedented times we have been living in over the last several months through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Grabbed my guitar from the back seat / Wrote a song just for me / And I sung it for the blue sky / And a couple live oak trees / I thought of home, grabbed my phone from my pocket / And I called mama”

Written by Lance Miller, Mary Green, and Jimmy Yeary, the single is literally a reminder to call your mom, but the deeper message is to seek comfort in those who comfort you and welcome you with open arms, despite your flaws.

As the song tops the charts, McGraw continues to impress and proves that his music still resonates well with modern-day country music fans. “I Called Mama” is McGraw’s first number-one single since the iconic “Humble and Kind” debuted in 2016, but of course the singer has had many charted songs in between. We cannot wait to see which song is a hit with country music lovers next.

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“I Called Mama” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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NYCS First Impression: Tim McGraw ‘Here On Earth’

Tim McGraw Here On Earth

GRAMMY award-winning artist Tim McGraw is back with his 16th studio album. HERE ON EARTH is the superstar’s first solo project in five years since Damn Country Music and takes listeners through a journey of emotive experiences. His most recent project was released in 2017 and was a collaboration with wife Faith Hill titled The Rest of Our Life. Since then, McGraw has been releasing teasers about new music and the full project is finally here.

The title track “LA” opens with a resemblance to an 80s-synth track, sustaining that ambiance throughout the length of the track. The lyrics discuss the cliches of LA while mentally making you feel like you are in the city of angels.

“Chevy Spaceship” starts with a grainy space-launch message with extraterrestrial loops. It compliments a backing piano instrumentation and builds up as the song progresses. The title track “Here On Earth” contains a more uptempo offering than the previous two tracks and couples with “Hard To Stay Mad At” in terms of upbeat, feel-good songs.

“Sheryl Crow” glimpses at McGraw’s rock side and is a love song about the same nostalgic feelings felt about someone and feeling those same feelings hearing Sheryl Crow on the radio for the first time; almost the same perspective as Taylor Swift’s “Tim McGraw.” “7500 OBO” is an offering from today’s traditional country sound and in correlation with the album’s release, the singer released an acoustic version of the song on YouTube as well as a video for Hallelujahville.

Lead single “I Called Mama” serves as a reminder that comforting voices out there are available and one of the best things out there. He sings: “So I stopped off at a Texaco // Bought a Slim Jim and a Coke // Parked out by the water just to watch that river flow // Grabbed my guitar from the back seat // Wrote a song just for me // And I sung it for the blue sky // And a couple live oak trees // I thought of home, grabbed my phone from my pocket // And I called mama.”

Each track highlights the shared experiences that humans feel, something that is so needed during these uncertain times.

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HERE ON EARTH is available everywhere you buy or stream music.  Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

HERE ON EARTH Track List

1. “L.A.” | Carlton Anderson, Shane Minor, Phil O’Donnell
2. “Chevy Spaceship” | Jonny Price
3. “Here On Earth” | Jessie Joe Dillon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite
4. “Damn Sure Do” | Tony Lane, James T. Slater
5. “Hallelujahville” | Tom Douglas, Blake Griffith, Brett Taylor
6. “Good Taste In Women” | Jaren Johnston, Bryan Simpson, Nathan Spicer
7. “Hard To Stay Mad At” | Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna
8. “Sheryl Crow” | Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher, Laura Veltz
9. “Not From California” | Levi Hummon, Marcus Hummon, Matt McVaney, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
10. “Hold You Tonight” | Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
11. “7500 OBO” | Matt McGinn, Jennifer Schott, Nathan Spicer
12. “If I Was A Cowboy” | Zack Dyer, Lonnie Lee Fowler, Dave Turnbill
13. “I Called Mama” | Marv Green, Lance Miller, Jimmy Yeary
14. “Gravy” | Andy Albert, Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
15. “War Of Art” | Lance Miller, Jeremy Spillman, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
16. “Doggone” | Claire Douglas, Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Aimee Mayo

 

 

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Jimmie Allen Releases Noteworthy Collaboration Project ‘Bettie James’

Jimmie Allen, Bettie James

With the exception of a few remixes and covers, fans of Jimmie Allen have not been given new music since his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane. Still, the “Best Shot” singer has maintained his spot in country music and has developed a devoted community through social media. With his growing fanbase, Bettie James is here to reintroduce Allen in a way that could not have been more anticipated, in the very best way: with a collaborative project.

With six, out of seven, unreleased tracks with entertainers such as Nelly, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and more, Bettie James works as a mesh of creatively diverse tracks. There are feel-good, powerhouse songs, estranged love ballads, inspirational messages laid over music, and reflective lyrics that contemplate tragedy and, in another production, potential growth.

Bettie James was undoubtedly worth the wait, not only for Allen’s listeners but for country music as a whole. It showcases a grown, matured, and versatile artist who is capable of honesty and vulnerability as well as performing those country music classics that get people moving and grooving. Not only does it provide Allen with a chance to redefine himself in a multifaceted, cross-genre way, but the well-known contributors are able to play with their preferred style of music, too. For instance, “Made for These” practically demands Tim McGraw’s involvement since it walks the same line as McGraw’s 2004 hit, “Live Like You Were Dying”. Additionally, “Freedom Was A Highway” aligns with Brad Paisley’s high-esteemed inclinations to incorporate a dense, electric riff.

Further exploring a mix of genre-bending music from top to bottom, the album kicks off with the infectious and fan-favorite “Good Times Roll” featuring Nelly and ends with the final and seventh track, “This Is Us” featuring Noah Cyrus. Fans got a bit of an early taste for each of these two tracks. While the latter was released on its own in February, Allen also began including a sneak peek of “Good Times Roll” in his live show as early as December 2019. Check out the video below for a clip of the live performance.

Although, Bettie James in its entirety is a true gift, there are two notable pieces, and it would be a great disservice if “Drunk & I Miss You” and “Why Things Happen” were not specifically given the words, and the space, to officially discuss and acclaim. The former is with Mickey Guyton and the melody practically sends the listener into a dizzying mental state, as if a camera is rotating 360° around an object to cause chaos and confusion. It only adds to the anguish and desperation of the song, though the mixed feelings of honesty battled with alcohol-induced longing creates a conflicted, muddled mental state that allows the track to be what it is. And, it’s great.

“Why Things Happen”, with Charley Pride and Darius Rucker, takes on a more serious route with the lyrics searching for answers as to, well, why things happen as they do. It’s political, without having to get political. And, it’s an emotional, thought-provoking production that tugs at the heart-strings. With Rucker’s natural tremble in his voice and Pride’s established, rough yet muted tone intertwining with each other and echoing Allen, a full-blast exploratory creation is born that leaves us wanting more.

Bettie James is an epiphanic, significant and well-built project from Allen that takes you on a whirlwind of emotions in seven tracks, leaving you dazed and confused, in the very best way.

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Bettie James is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Tim McGraw Cancels Here On Earth 2020 Tour

As summer shows and tours are canceled or postponed throughout the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim McGraw’s Here On Earth 2020 Tour with special guests Midland and Ingrid Andress, becomes the latest to post an update. Unfortunately, the entire tour has been canceled.

“I hope my live shows are proof enough of how much I absolutely love performing for you guys. I’m so sad to have to cancel this year’s Here on Earth Tour but everyone’s safety has to be the top priority. We’re working with our teams to figure out when and how we can get back out on the road and see you all safely. In the meantime, we’re looking for some new ways to connect with you and get more music out,” McGraw wrote in an Instagram post shared above.

Ticket holders will receive an e-mail in the coming days regarding refund options.

For more information visit, timmcgraw.com.

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Tim McGraw’s Here On Earth 2020 ORIGINAL Tour Dates:
with Midland and Ingrid Andress

July 10 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 11 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 12 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
July 16 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
July 17 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
July 18 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 23 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 24 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
July 25 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
July 30 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 31 Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
August 1 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 6 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
August 7 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
August 8 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
August 13 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
August 14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 15 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 22 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
August 27 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 28 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
August 29 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 4 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium (with Luke Combs)
September 12 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park (with Luke Combs)
September 17 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
September 18 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 24 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 25 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
September 26 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

 

 

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Showing Appreciation for Moms, Tim McGraw Drops “I Called Mama”

Tim McGraw I Called Mama

Just in time for Mother’s Day weekend, Tim McGraw has released his new song, “I Called Mama” showing appreciation to mothers everywhere.

Written by Lance Miller, Marv Green, and Jimmy Yeary, “I Called Mama” shares the message that not only through the good times but also the bad, the people you love, no matter how far away they live will be there for you. If you are feeling down, don’t wait to pick up the phone. Call a loved one, and they will help make your world a little brighter. It’s a reminder that we all need to hear during these trying times.

“Grabbed my guitar from my back seat / Wrote a song just for me / And I sung it for the blue sky / And a couple live oak trees / I thought of home, grabbed my phone from my pocket / And I called mama.”

In a recent press release, the award-winning singer shared what this song means to him, “On the one hand this song is literally, ‘ hey call your mom.’ On the other hand, you look at a time like this, there are real hardships for everyone, and it’s a great reminder that hearing someone’s voice who knows you and loves you can help you get through anything. I think it’s at these very difficult times that music can help and the power of a song can give someone a moment of clarity or comfort, or just a smile. Especially now, when we seem to need it more than ever.”

To go along with the single, a lyric video has also been released featuring never-before-seen footage of McGraw and his mom. To make it even more special, the singer asked his fans to send in photos and videos of their moms. Watch below.

To keep up with Tim Mcgraw follow him on Instagram,  Twitter, and Facebook.

“I Called Mama” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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