Country superstar Tim McGraw's "Southern Girl" is being released to radio today
as the fourth single from his Big Machine Records debut, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM.
The "seductively melodic" (Pittsburgh
Post Gazette) track has had an infectious reaction from fans on
the TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour, which continues to sell out venues coast to
"At the beginning of the tour, we threw a lot of new songs into
the set list, and that's always a risky thing when an album is so brand new,"
said McGraw. "It didn’t take a whole weekend out there before the girls were
shouting at us to play 'Southern Girl.' The song has a really cool groove to it
that just gets everyone moving and sets the right tone for a perfect summer
McGraw has hit a new top speed on the TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013
Tour that has capacity crowds topping out at more than 21,000 fans a night,
while catching a renewed level of excitement from music
"McGraw is approaching two decades since he broke big at
mainstream country radio with 1994′s Not a Moment Too Soon. To maintain
any career at the top for that long requires major stamina and showmanship. It
requires a keen ear for timeless songs and for the kind of craftsmanship that
accentuates the positives and compensates for the negatives. McGraw has held his
own amidst a slew of male hatted and not-hatted country singers since his
ascent. Some have burned bright and then flamed out. But he’s still here."
Dallas Morning News
"The man sweats star
power and has an effortless, sexy swagger that make it hard to believe he's a
mere mortal, yet he performs with humility, smiling at the response from the
crowd as if he's genuinely surprised they like him." Tampa
"With substance vastly overpowering flash, the
country legend was in top form Friday night at USANA Amphitheatre, unleashing a
set of hits spanning 20 years."
presence" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
successfully set the party tone for the summer…" Buffalo
McGraw's latest single comes on the heels of his 34th
No. one hit and all-star collaboration, "Highway Don't Care" with Taylor Swift,
featuring Keith Urban on guitar. Since the release of his debut album in 1993,
McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, won three GRAMMY’s, 15 ACM Awards, 12
CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a
successful actor in such films as the Oscar nominated The Blind Side, Country
Strong, and Friday Night Lights—as well as hosting 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 their tracking service.
The TWO LANES
OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour continues on this weekend with stops in Hartford, CT
(6/28); Boston, MA (6/29) and Holmdel, NJ (6/30).