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McGraw, Hill announce joint album

Monday, March 20, 2017 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will release their first joint album ever later this year, their label announced today.

McGraw and Hill, who have released singles together, have a new single out now - "Speak to a Girl" on Arista Nashville.

The song goes to country radio on Thursday at 5 p.m. eastern time. The new single then will be available to download and stream.

Marking its television world premiere, "Speak to a Girl" will be performed on the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 2 on CBS at 8 p.m. eastern

"Speak to a Girl," co-penned by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur, and co-produced by Byron Gallimore, "is the lead single from a Tim McGraw and Faith Hill album to be released by Sony Music Entertainment this year," the label said.

The first single from the pair was "It's Your Love," a number 1 song in 1997. They also have enjoyed hits with "Just to Hear You Say You Love Me," "Let's Make Love," "Like We Never Loved At All," "I Need You" and "Meanwhile Back At Mama's."

The couple first toured together on the Soul2Soul Tour in 2000 and then again in 2006-7. They will Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 on April 7 in New Orleans.

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