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Tim McGraw: Tips His Hat To Much-Anticipated January 24 Release of âEmotional Trafficâ â Terming It âMy Best Album Everââ¦
January 03 2012

(Nashville, Tennessee) -- January 3, 2012 â With 2012 freshly out-of-the-box, Curb Records offers an adrenaline rush to country musicâs new year with the January 24 release of Tim McGrawâs latest album, Emotional Trafficâa studio project the iconic performer named âArtist of the Decadeâ by Nielsen BDS proclaims as a âbest everâ creative effort in his more than three decades of hit music.

Creatively collaborating on the production with Bryon Gallimore his longtime producer whose fingerprints are consistently found throughout the remarkable McGraw dynasty of 32 #1 singles and 44 million units of music sold, Emotional Traffic leaves little doubt of the foundation material McGrawâs now legendary career has been built-in. Itâs the artistic brick and mortar of great songs and a great talent.

The new 12 track set fast lanes with McGrawâs latest #1 single, Felt Good On My Lips, certified digital gold. His current single, Better Than I Used To Be, is now climbing the charts and is also included here. Of the sessions that produced the new music, McGraw noted in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer on August 9: ââ¦one of the best song Iâve ever recorded and certainly one of the best records weâve ever made.â

A surprise guest artist collaboration from R&B pop wizard Ne-Yo on one of the tracks (Only Human) brings producer Darran Smith into the mix and adds further creditability to McGrawâs visionary artistic reach. Additional stand-out tracks include the catchy and inspiring Touchdown Jesus (written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, and I Will Not Fall Down (penned by McGraw, Martina McBride and The Warren BrothersâBrett & Brad).

The track listing for Emotional Traffic is as follows:

1. Halo
2. Right Back Actha Babe
3. One Part, Two Part
4. I Will Not Fall Down
5. The One
6. Better Than I Used To Be
7. Touchdown Jesus
8. The One That Got Away
9. Felt Good On My Lips
10. Hey Now
11. Only Human
12. Die By My Own Hand

The release of Emotional Traffic is a fresh reminder of the unparalleled superstar presence Tim McGraw has carved in the music industry since the 1994 impact of his first #1 single Donât Take The Girl skyrocketed him to national visibility and instant stardom. His most recent hit single, Felt Good On My Lips continues the now three decade history of #1âs on Billboard charts. With 7.8 spins logged at radio, McGraw was deemed the âArtist of The Decade (2000-2010) by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. He was won multiple Grammy® Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 10 American Music Awards, a trio of Peopleâs Choice Awards and numerous other industry awards and accolades to varied to mention. His creativity has branched from music to actingâhaving starring roles in such films as the Oscar nominated blockbuster, The Blind Side (2009) and a breakthrough to major film in the 2004 release of the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights.

In summer 2012, Tim McGraw will join Kenny Chesney on the âBrothers of the Sun Tour,â already anticipated to become one of the highest grossing tours of the year across all genres.

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