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Life gets spicy for Tim McGraw

Friday, May 9, 2008 – Life may getting spicy for Tim McGraw real soon. That's because the singer teamed up with Fritos to create the Tim McGraw Spicy Jalapeno flavored Fritos corn chips, which will be available this month in selected areas and nationally this fall. The special flavor of Fritos corn chips is part of a larger partnership between the brand and McGraw, who will also appear in the brand's targeted television advertising campaign. The debut of the Fritos brand television commercial starring McGraw will also be accompanied by a regional print campaign.

The Fritos brand will also serve as the official snack of the "Tim McGraw '08 Live Your Voice Tour" that kicks off in Tampa, Fla. today, and the presenting sponsor of the StyleSonic Stage, which will feature artists chosen by McGraw to perform prior to the start of each concert. As a special promotion, McGraw is making StyleSonic music downloads available for free to everyone who buys a ticket to the tour this year.

"Fritos corn chips bring back memories of growing up in Louisiana," said McGraw. "We ate a lot of spicy foods and still do, and these have a nice kick to them. With the support of the Fritos brand we are looking forward to a great tour; having the opportunity to introduce some of the best up and coming names in country music to fans across the country will make this tour even more exciting."

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Sundown Heaven Town CD review - Sundown Heaven Town
The banjo comes first out of the speakers, the opening strains of "Overrated," the lead-off song on Tim McGraw's latest. But with a "1-2-3-4" count, the mood changes and goes for a more modern country approach. McGraw does about the same on the follow-up "City Lights" with Michael Landau's steely, but rocking lead guitar taking over near the conclusion as it does later hard on "Sick of Me" where the protagonist contemplates a need to turn his life around. »»»
Two Lanes of Freedom CD review - Two Lanes of Freedom
Tim McGraw's debut on Big Machine, "Two Lanes Of Freedom" is his first record since the announcement that he gave up alcohol five years ago and the first since his acrimonious, litigious split from the only label he had ever known, Curb. The new CD literally and symbolically represents a fresh start. If only the material better reflected his new take on life. What is presented here is about as boiler plate as contemporary country gets. The album is a safe play and takes almost no chances. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lots to like about McKenna (when you could hear her) – Lori McKenna had lots of reasons to be in a good mood. First off, the opening band, a pop act called teenender included two of her sons. In two days, her 11th disc, "The Tree" would be released to glowing reviews. So it would seem that this homecoming show was the ideal setting with all five kids, her husband, siblings, cousins, people who... »»»
Concert Review: With Sugarland, the wait was worth it – A few songs into Sugarland's show, Kristian Bush referenced the band's five-year gap between tours saying, "A lot of people think Jennifer and I have been on a five-year vacation. Actually, we've been very busy." Clearly a lot of that time was spent in rehearsal. The duo put on a two-hour high energy gem that started out big... »»»
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