Tim McGraw nails down new label

Looking as slim as ever in his signature black hat and button down, Tim McGraw announced to a group of music insiders at the Country Music Hall of Fame his plans to move forward with Big Machine Records Monday morning. The announcement comes after nearly twenty years with Curb Records and on the heels of a legal battle with his former label.

From the presser:
Big Machine Records announced today the signing of Country music superstar Tim McGraw to a worldwide recording deal. The powerhouse label and McGraw will release new music, which will be distributed globally by Universal Music Group. With over 40 million albums sold and 32 No. one singles over the course of his remarkable career to date, this new era of McGraw’s career will be driven by a dream team of the most successful and dynamic thinkers in the music industry.

“Many people know that I came to Nashville 23 years ago on a Greyhound bus with nothing but a guitar,” said McGraw. “And 23 years to the day, on May 9, I went back to the bus station and officially signed this deal. It was a significant way for me to mark this new beginning. Scott Borchetta has developed a powerhouse at Big Machine, and I’m happy to be a part of what he has built and to call Big Machine Records my new label home. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling about working on a new album for this next chapter in my career. Here’s to the next 20 years!”

“I’ve always felt a kinship to Tim as my dad (Mike) originally signed Tim to Curb Records. We have wanted to work together for years and I can’t believe this day has finally come. His level of artistry, vision, passion and energy comes along only so many times in any given era and I can tell you with the utmost confidence that there are many, many important chapters left to write,” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group.

Stay tuned for more of my coverage from the announcement on Yallwire.

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