Tim McGraw, Faith Hill sign with Sony Music Entertainment

Country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have signed a new record deal with Sony Music Entertainment. Billboard reports that the pair have signed as individual artists and that the deal includes multiple solo albums from each. No word on if a collaboration album between the pair is in the works, but more details are expected this spring.

Sony Music Nashville confirmed the news in a tweet late Monday afternoon (Feb 13th).

McGraw was recently signed with Big Machine Label Group and released his last album, Damn Country Music, in 2015. He took home a Grammy Award Sunday night (Feb 12th) for his recording of the Lori McKenna-penned mega hit “Humble And Kind,” from the album. Hill’s last album of all original material was 2005’s Fireflies, but released Deep Cuts in November 2016 to fulfill her obligation with Warner Bros. Records. McGraw signed to Big Machine in 2012, after a long dispute with Curb Records while Hill was with Warner Bros. for more than 20 years.

Billboard states that numerous individuals were involved in the singing, including Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris, Columbia Records Chairman and CEO Rob Stringer, Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman along with Hill’s manager, Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen and McGraw’s manager Scott Siman. Attorney Joel Katz negotiated the deal for the married superstars. Stringer will become the label’s new CEO on April 1st, as Morris transitions to Sony Music Chairman.

The news comes as McGraw and Hill prepare to kick off their Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 on April 7th in New Orleans. The pair just announced that there will be different support acts for each week of the tour. Chris Janson, Cam, NEEDTOBREATHE, Brothers Osbourne, Eric Paslay, Rhiannon Giddens and more are all set for a week of shows each. Support for the two Nashville shows will be announced at a later date.

The pair’s new duet “Keep Your Eyes On Me” is featured in the major motion picture The Shack, which is available February 24th. The film, which stars McGraw, is in theaters March 3rd.

We will have more details as they become available.

Tour Dates:

Date City Venue Opening Act
April 7 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center Brothers Osborne
April 9 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena Brothers Osborne
April 20 N. Charleston, SC N Charleston Coliseum NEEDTOBREATHE
April 21 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC NEEDTOBREATHE
April 22 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena NEEDTOBREATHE
April 27 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Seth Ennis
April 28 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center Seth Ennis
April 29 Indianapolis, IN* Bankers Life Fieldhouse Seth Ennis
May 4 Newark, NJ Prudential Center The Shadowboxers
May 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun The Shadowboxers
May 6 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun The Shadowboxers
May 11 Tulsa, OK BOK Center Jon Pardi
May 12 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena Jon Pardi
May 13 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena Jon Pardi
May 18 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena Chris Lane
May 19 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Chris Lane
May 20 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Chris Lane
May 25 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena Joseph
May 26 Portland, OR Moda Center Joseph
May 27 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome Joseph
May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Midland
June 2 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome Midland
June 3 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place Midland
June 4 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre Midland
June 7 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre Caitlyn Smith
June 9 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center Caitlyn Smith
June 10 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena Caitlyn Smith
June 15 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena High Valley
June 16 Milwaukee, WI BMO Bradley Harris Arena High Valley
June 17 Moline, IL iwireless Center High Valley
June 22 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre Charlie Worsham
June 23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Charlie Worsham
June 24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Charlie Worsham
July 7 Boston, MA TD Garden Lori McKenna
July 8 Boston, MA TD Garden Lori McKenna
July 13 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena Rachael Platten
July 14 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center Rachael Platten
July 15 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center Rachael Platten
July 21 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena Rhiannon Giddens
July 22 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena Rhiannon Giddens
July 23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center Rhiannon Giddens
July 28 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center Devin Dawson
July 29 San Jose, CA SAP Center Devin Dawson
July 31 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Devin Dawson
Aug 1 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Devin Dawson
Aug 3 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena Devin Dawson
Aug 4 & 5 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena TBD
Aug 17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Maggie Rose
Aug 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Maggie Rose
Aug 24 Fargo, ND Fargodome Natalie Hemby
Aug 25 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Natalie Hemby
Aug 26 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Natalie Hemby
Aug 31 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Ben Rector
Sept 1 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Ben Rector
Sept 2 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena Ben Rector
Sept 7 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Brent Cobb
Sept 8 Detroit, MI The Palace Brent Cobb
Sept 9 Ft. Wayne, IN War Memorial Brent Cobb
Sept 14 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena Eric Paslay
Sept 15 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena Eric Paslay
Sept 16 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena Eric Paslay
Sept 21 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena Brandy Clark
Sept 22 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center Brandy Clark
Sept 23 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Brandy Clark
Sept 27 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena Cam
Sept 29 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center Cam
Sept 30 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena Cam
Oct 5 San Antonio, TX AT & T Center Chris Janson
Oct 6 Houston, TX Toyota Center Chris Janson
Oct 7 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Chris Janson
Oct 12 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena Steve Moakler
Oct 13 Washington, DC Verizon Center Steve Moakler
Oct 14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Steve Moakler
Oct 19 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center LOCASH
Oct 20 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena LOCASH
Oct 21 Orlando, FL Amway Center LOCASH
Oct 26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center Margo Price
Oct 27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Margo Price

*If NBA Playoffs create a scheduling conflict, the Indianapolis concert will be moved to April 30, 2017

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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