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First McGraw CD in three years about to drop

Friday, January 5, 2007 – Tim McGraw will release his first studio album in almost three years when "Let It Go" drops March 27 on Curb.

"I am really excited about this new studio album," says McGraw. "It was great to work with Byron Gallimore, Darran Smith and my band in the studio again and to build upon our work together."

"Let It Go" was recorded in Nashville and was co-produced by McGraw, Gallimore and Smith, who is a member of McGraw's backing band, the Dancehall Doctors. McGraw again enlisted the help of his touring band The Dancehall Doctors on the project, which is now their third consecutive project. The album's first single "Last Dollar," written by Big Kenny of Big & Rich, kicked off the New Year as the first played video of 2007 on CMT.

The album contains 13 tracks: "Last Dollar," "I'm Workin'," "Let It Go," "Whiskey and You," "Suspicions," "Kristofferson," "Put Your Loving On Me," "Nothin' To Die For," "Between The River and Me," "Train #10," "I Need You," "Comin' Home," and "Shotgun Rider."

Wife Faith Hill appears on two tracks, "Shotgun Rider" and "I Need You," which was the encore song during their 2006 "Soul2Soul II Tour." McGraw co-penned tune "Train #10."

In March 2006, "Reflected: Greatest Hits V. 2," became McGraw's ninth consecutive album to debut at the number 1 spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart, while his previous studio album "Live Like You Were Dying," released in 2004, debuted with a career high in sales of 766,000 copies in just its first week. To date, it has sold nearly 4 million copies.

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Concert Review: Womack planned a good night – Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang, "I don't need fortune and I don't need fame" with the concluding line of the stanza asking the Man upstairs to "plan a good day for me.... »»»
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