McGraw Unveils New Tracks For 2nd Hits Set
During a visit to Nashville radio station WSIX this morning (Feb. 28), Tim McGraw premiered a pair of new songs that will appear on the forthcoming compilation "Tim McGraw Reflected: Hits Vol. 2," dueDuring a visit to a Nashville radio station this morning (Feb. 28), Tim McGraw premiered a pair of new songs that will appear on the forthcoming compilation "Tim McGraw Reflected: Hits Vol. 2," due March 28 via Curb. The country superstar appeared on WSIX to promote his upcoming Soul2Soul tour with wife Faith Hill and reportedly surprised close friend and host Gerry House with a CD.
"I've Got Friends That Do" is the first song co-written by the artist that he has ever recorded (McGraw penned the song with Brett Warren, Brad Warren and Brett Beavers), while "When the Stars Go Blue" was written by prolific singer/songwriter Ryan Adams.
"Usually we have a single six or eight weeks in front of a new album," McGraw says in a statement. "I just thought it would be different to send out two records and see what happens over the next month. This gives the fans a say in which one should be the single -- or maybe both."
If he has his way, those two tracks won't be the only new music fans get to hear on the best-of. "I've recorded five new songs and we are waiting to see how many my label will put on there," McGraw says.
The artist will star in his third network special, "Tim McGraw: Reflected," April 5 on NBC. The hour-long program will feature performance footage from an intimate New York club show and from his Nashville farm. Hank Williams Jr. makes a guest appearance during the latter, while Hill joins her husband for a series of duets.
As previously reported, McGraw and Hill's Soul2Soul tour opens April 21 in Columbus, Ohio.
In other news, McGraw and Hill are among the artists contributing one-of-a-kind birdhouses to an auction to benefit Nashville's W.O. Smith Music School. Their wares, along with those created by Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Wynonna, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn and others will be on display March 9 at the Bird House Thing fundraising event at the city's Mall at Green Hills.
Fans can bid on the birdhouses and a host of other celebrity items at CMTauctions.com.