Tim McGraw has unveiled that his upcoming second Big Machine Records album, Sundown Heaven Town is set for release on September 16th. Country radio is already on board with lead single “Lookin’ For That Girl,” which climbs into the Top 20 on the charts this week.
Beginning on Sunday, April 6th, during his performance on the ACM Awards, McGraw will launch an unprecedented program called “Countdown To Sundown.” When fans Shazam his ACM performance, they can join the Countdown program and will automatically have access to exclusive content and be entered to win a season pass for two tickets to each of McGraw’s summer tour dates including an all expense paid trip to the tour’s opening night on May 8th.
” You just never know where new music might pop up over the next few months… It’s going to be a fun summer!”
Throughout the “Countdown To Sundown,” as the march towards street date heats up, the GRAMMY winning entertainer will be revealing new songs from the album through major primetime television performances and will provide fans with exclusive access to free downloads, first listens, behind the scenes looks, exclusive tour experiences, contests and more through countdowntosundown.com.
“When you finish making an album, all you want is to have everyone hear it as soon as possible,” said McGraw. “I’m in the unique position this year that I’m able to tour ahead of the album and introduce the fans to these songs early. I’ve never done anything like this before, but in a world driven by immediate gratification, I want to be able to play a song live somewhere and then have it available for download right then. You just never know where new music might pop up over the next few months… It’s going to be a fun summer!”
On May 8th, McGraw will kick off his Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour bringing his “characteristically high-octane” (Billboard) show to over 30 cities. Joining him for the summer run will be rising stars Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope.
Up next, McGraw is set to perform at the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival on Saturday, April 5th in Dallas. From there, he’ll head to Las Vegas for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards where he tops the list of most nominated artists with a tally of seven nominations for his Big Machine Records debut, 2013’s Two Lanes Of Freedom album as both an artist and producer.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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