Feb. 5 is the date that Tim McGraw will unveil his much-anticipated debut album, “Two Lanes of Freedom,” on the Big Machine label, with a string of celebratory performances and national-TV stops along the way.
According to a Jan. 28 missive from the artist’s PR camp, in addition to announcing the release of his forthcoming CD, McGraw also will deliver a “Good Morning America” performance Feb. 1 from the Super Bowl in New Orleans. Then, he’ll present a Feb. 2 performance via “Austin City Limits” before making a Feb. 3 stop on”CBS Sunday Morning.”
Following the aforementioned performances, McGraw will then hit the West Coast to visit Feb. 5 with Ellen DeGeneres on her show before a special live-stream Ram Country on Yahoo! performance later that night aboard the USS Midway in San Diego at 7:30 p.m.(ET).
The next day, Feb. 6, he will be a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” before wrapping up his TV rounds with a visit to “Chelsea Lately” on Feb. 11.
“On my last album, I was discovering some new sounds and new things that I wanted to do, scratching the surface of the direction I wanted to head,” McGraw has said. And his upcoming 13-track record, he added, represents “a way to reach a little further back, to all that I’d done throughout my career, and bring both sides together — it’s a combination of that discovery, along with some rediscovery.”
More about Tim McGraw
In his award-winning career, McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums and dominated the charts with 32 No. 1 singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three Grammy honors, 14 ACM Awards, 12 CMA Awards, and 10 AMAs, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as “The Blind Side,” “Country Strong” and “Friday Night Lights” — as well as serving as guest host for NBC-TV’s iconic “Saturday Night Live,” a rare honor for a singer in any genre.
Nielsen-BDS recently certified McGraw as the most-played country artist of the past 20 years (1992-2012), with more than 10 million spins detected, and Mediabase recognized him as the most-played country artist in the history of its tracking service.
Video view: For more updates and the latest information, please visit McGraw’s official website or follow him on Twitter. To see the official lyric video (CMA version) for McGraw’s current “One of Those Nights,” please click here.