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McGraw launches "Southern Voice" on TV today

Monday, October 12, 2009 – Tim McGraw will launch his upcoming album, "Southern Voice," with a series of national television appearances. Tonight, he will perform on Late Show with David Letterman and play an exclusive Live on Letterman webcast concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater.

The concert will be streamed on the Late Show website at www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show tonight at approximately 8 p.m. eastern and will also be simulcast live on 11 CBS radio country music stations across the country. McGraw will return to the Friday, Oct. 16 for a performance and an interview with Letterman.

He also will perform on Today Oct. 23 as part of the Toyota Concert Series on Rockefeller Plaza, The Jay Leno Show on Oct. 27, where he'll be joined by special guest Gregg Allman, and Ellen on Oct. 29. "Southern Voice," McGraw's first studio album in two and a half years, will be released on Oct. 20 by Curb Records and he will play a very special show that evening at Joe's Bar in Chicago with special guest Chris Young. Proceeds from the sold-out show will go to The Neighbor's Keeper Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable fund created by McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill.

Recorded with his longtime producer, Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Sugarland), the disc contains 12 songs.

McGraw also co-stars with Sandra Bullock in the upcoming film "The Blind Side," scheduled for release on Nov. 20. McGraw's previous films include "Friday Night Lights" (2004), "Flicka" (2006), "The Kingdom" (2007) and "Four Christmases" (2008).

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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. »»»
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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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