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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pop album review: Tim McGraw's brawnier 'Two Lanes of Freedom'

If you've listened to country radio for a hot minute lately you've already heard this album's smash single, “One of Those Nights,” an irresistible song that couples hazy nostalgia with sizzling rock sexuality. And make no mistake, McGraw may be country, but this more
The Seattle Times ( 2/5/2013 5:43:14 AM -08:00 )

Pop album review: Tim McGraw's brawnier 'Two Lanes of Freedom'
"Two Lanes of Freedom" is Tim McGraw's first album since he announced that he gave up alcohol five years ago. It's also his first record for Big Machine — appropriately, also Taylor Swift's home label, given her single "Tim McGraw" — and he looks hale and more
Los Angeles Times ( 2/5/2013 5:16:43 AM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw Feels Freedom on New Album (Part 2 of 2)
Tim McGraw Feels Freedom on New Album (Part 2 of 2)Tim McGraw certainly chose an appropriate title for his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom. With two decades of touring experience behind him, the singer is feeling revived with a new record label and a upward-bound hit single, "One of Those Nights." more
CMT.com ( 2/5/2013 3:06:16 AM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw, 'Two Lanes of Freedom'
On his final album for Curb Records, 2012's “Emotional Traffic,” Tim McGraw got adventurous. That experimentation suited a man clearly straining at the confines of contemporary country. The adventure continues on “Two Lanes of Freedom,” his debut for Big more
Boston Globe ( 2/4/2013 9:02:03 PM -08:00 )

Review: Tim McGraw broadens sound on new album
Veteran country star Tim McGraw resolutely refers to independence and the highway in the title of his new album, "Two Lanes Of Freedom," his first since leaving Curb Records, his label for two decades. The title cut flaunts that freedom by employing more
New York Daily News ( 2/4/2013 5:10:47 PM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw seeks a fresh start with 'Two Lanes of Freedom'
At this exact moment, Tim McGraw is the third most-popular country artist of the Soundscan era, behind only George Strait (whom he will one day eclipse) and Garth Brooks (whom he won't). But he's also 45 years old, badly dinged by a drawn-out legal battle more
Washington Post ( 2/4/2013 4:33:15 PM -08:00 )

Happy and sober, Tim McGraw enjoying newfound 'Freedom'
On a new record label and five years sober, the country superstar is ready for the next phase of his career, which includes a new tour this spring. Tim McGraw says he got caught up in drinking too much because "when you're sort of a rock star, I guess you feel more
USA TODAY ( 2/4/2013 2:40:11 PM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw's 'Two Lanes' finds a new country route
The singer/songwriter doesn't just rehash the same old sound on his new album, out Tuesday. McGraw album. 'Two Lanes of Freedom' is the new album from Tim McGraw. (Photo: none). The hardest trick for a country-music singer is to explore the genre's more
USA TODAY ( 2/4/2013 12:28:16 PM -08:00 )

Album review: Tim McGraw, Two Lanes of Freedom (Big Machine)
Album review: Tim McGraw, Two Lanes of Freedom (Big Machine)“There's no red lights or stop signs around for miles … Where do you want to go, baby?” Tim McGraw sings on album opener Two Lanes of Freedom. The chorus ebbs and swells into a rolling, raucous expression of no holds barred. In a way, the reference to more
Edmonton Journal (blog) ( 2/4/2013 10:52:06 AM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw Talks About "Nights" and Nashville (Part 1 of 2)
Tim McGraw Talks About "Nights" and Nashville (Part 1 of 2)In spite of being one of the biggest stars country music has ever known, Tim McGraw is an easy guy to talk to. That appealing personality is one of the reasons he's had such a lasting career. The other, of course, is his music. McGraw marks the release of a more
CMT.com ( 2/4/2013 3:11:37 AM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw: Clinging to underdog status
Tim McGraw: Clinging to underdog status(CBS News) "I Like It, I Love It" was a giant hit for singer Tim McGraw, and though he's branched out into other fields, McGraw has never forgotten his country music roots. This morning he talks with Tracy Smith . . . For The Record: It's a fairly common scene more
CBS News ( 2/3/2013 7:03:03 AM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw Interview Part II: Singer Explains How 'Two Lanes of Freedom
I'm a big fan of both of those guys. I think Taylor is just a really special artist for all of music. And she's a real shining light in our industry. And I think Keith Urban is one of the most talented guys around. I've always been a huge fan of his as an artist and a more
Taste of Country ( 2/5/2013 4:24:33 AM -08:00 )

Listening Room: Tim McGraw sets off into the sunset on trip of "Freedom"
Tim McGraw performs "One of Those Nights" at the 46th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn. (Reuters/Harrison McClary). COUNTRY. Tim McGraw. "Two Lanes of Freedom". Big Machine. ***. "Freedom" is the operative word for Tim McGraw more
Daily Breeze ( 2/5/2013 3:09:22 AM -08:00 )

Tuesday Tunes: Spotlight on Tim McGraw
It's no secret that Tim McGraw has been itching to unveil new material on a new record label. After a protracted legal dispute with Curb Records, his recording home since his 1993 debut, comes the aptly titled “Two Lanes of Freedom” on Big Machine Records more
Access Atlanta (blog) ( 2/4/2013 10:56:30 PM -08:00 )

Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban New Song "Highway Don't Care
Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban New Song "Highway Don't Care" Leaks Online! (LISTEN!) Feb 4th 2013 5:52PM. Share. Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw Getty. This time Taylor Swift isn't singing about country legend Tim McGraw but singing WITH him more
Cambio ( 2/4/2013 3:06:27 PM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw Lets Loose Two Lanes of Freedom, Debut Disc for New Label
With 20 years of music under his belt and over two dozen number one country singles to show for it, Tim McGraw is still at it. The country singer famous for hits like “Live Like You Were Dying,” “My Next Thirty Years” and “Don't Take the Girl” may have a few more
NDSU The Spectrum ( 2/4/2013 11:38:27 AM -08:00 )

Review: Tim McGraw reignites, reconnects on 'Two Lanes'
2013-02-04T11:15:00Z 2013-02-04T13:23:00Z Review: Tim McGraw reignites, reconnects on 'Two Lanes'Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star. 12 hours ago • Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star · Comments. Review: “Two Lanes of more
Arizona Daily Star (blog) ( 2/4/2013 10:32:24 AM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw Shares Why He Quit Drinking & Got Healthy
As Tim McGraw prepares to release his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, on Tuesday, his new music isn't the only thing people are talking about. The 45-year-old superstar is in the best shape of his life. In the recent People magazine cover story, Tim more
Great American Country (blog) ( 2/4/2013 10:15:25 AM -08:00 )

Tim McGraw opens up about sobriety
Tim McGraw looks good and feels good too. But things weren't always so good for the country star. "I drank a lot from my point of view and I needed to stop," McGraw told People. "I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn't feel I had any moral high more
KNDO/KNDU ( 2/4/2013 9:31:16 AM -08:00 )

Win a Trip to See Tim McGraw in Tampa!
By the time Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom Tour pulls into Tampa, Fla. on May 11, the show will be a well-oiled machine. The singer — whose new album of the same name is available as of Feb. 5 — would love to see you in the audience that night, more
Taste of Country ( 2/4/2013 7:42:38 AM -08:00 )