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McGraw gives fans gift of music today

Thursday, December 8, 2011 – Tim McGraw is giving his fans a present today, a free download of Christmas All Over The World, his first song since winning a court victory last week freeing him to leave Curb Records.

The song, which he recently co-produced with Byron Gallimore at Nashville's Blackbird Studio, is a celebration of the season penned by Daniel Tashian and Troy Verges. It will be released through McGraw's own label, StyleSonic Records.

"I'm very appreciative of the support my fans have given me over the years, and I wanted to say 'thank you' to them with this new holiday song," said Tim McGraw. "I'm really excited to be recording again, and I'll have new music to share early next year."

AOL Music will premiere "Christmas All Over The World" today at 11:00 AM ET on The Boot. For a 24-hour period thereafter, the free download will be available exclusively through AOL, with promotion on the AOL homepage, the AIM Sign-On screen, the AOL Music homepage, Huffington Post Entertainment and other AOL properties. The song will also go to radio today. Starting Friday at 11 a.m. Eastern, fans can obtain a free download through McGraw's web site and additional digital partners.

McGraw will be releasing a brand new single early in 2012.

Curb is releasing McGraw's "Emotional Traffic" in January 2012, after fighting McGraw in court about his contract. The label said the music was too old.

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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: 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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