Scott Borchetta, left, of Big Machine Label Group announces the signing of Tim McGraw at a press conference Monday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. / STEVEN S. HARMAN / THE TENNESSEAN
By Cyndy Watts, The Tennessean
isn't complaining. He knows he's had a great career. But with the
Monday morning announcement that he has signed a record deal with Big Machine Records, he thinks, "it's going to be better now."
McGraw is already in the studio with longtime producer Byron Gallimore,
and while he doesn't want to get too specific about the 20 or so songs
they already have recorded, he does promise they will be good.
think on my albums, I've always had a broad spectrum of styles of music
and types of music and kinds of music," he says. "I've always had all
those different kinds of songs, and it's not different now. I'm looking
for songs that sound important, and maybe they sound important because
they're fun or because they are sending you a message."
Fans can expect to hear a preview of the new music when McGraw hits the road with Kenny Chesney for the Brothers of the Sun Tour, which stops at LP Field June 23.
having fun in the studio, and it's one of those things that you want to
get it out so fast because you want people to hear it," he says.
As for the release date, that's still to be determined.