McGraw greatest hits coming
Thursday, August 28, 2008
– Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits 3" will be out Oct. 7 on Curb. The album contains 12 tracks, including live versions of the award winning "If You're Reading This" and "Real Good Man." Other highlights include a duet version of the ACM and CMA vocal event winner "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" featuring Tracy Lawrence and McGraw's co-penned hit "Nine Lives."
Songs on the CD are"
1. Back When
2. Last Dollar (Fly Away)
3. If You're Reading This
4. Do You Want Fries With That
6. Can't Be Really Gone
7. Angry All The Time
9. Find Out Who Your Friends Are (featuring Tracy Lawrence)
10. Let It Go
11. Real Good Man
12. Nine Lives (featuring Def Leppard)
McGraw's previous greatest hit packages, 2006's "Tim McGraw Reflected: Hits Vol 2" and "Greatest Hits," released in 2000, sold nearly 8 million copies and both debuted at number 1 on the country chart.
McGraw's first children's book, "My Little Girl," is due Oct.21 and also his supporting role in Warner Bros. feature film "Four Christmases," expected in theaters at Thanksgiving.
McGraw recently wrapped his Live Your Voice Tour grossing $20 million and performing to 500,000 fans.
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