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Tim McGraw Set to Release Some More ‘Damn Country Music’

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Tim McGraw will release his highly-anticipated 14th studio album Damn Country Music on November 6th on Big Machine Records. The record was produced by McGraw and trusted collaborator Byron Gallimore.

To McGraw, the album’s title track is reflective of the entire record’s tone and his musical journey thus far. “When I recorded ‘Damn Country Music,’ it was one of those electric moments. It speaks to a passion and being at a crossroads in your life when you make that decision to pursue it knowing you might pay a heavy price,” says McGraw.

Damn Country Music’s lead single, “Top Of The World,” has just been serviced to Australian country radio. In the US the track has been rocketing up the country radio charts since its amazing debut in August. The song’s widely-viewed lyric video features an intimate look into McGraw’s life as he surveys various personal photos and memories.

The release of Damn Country Music will cap off an exceptional year for McGraw, which began with a critically-acclaimed & trending performance of “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22. In April, McGraw was included on TIME 100 – Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people – and narrated the ESPN Films & SEC Network documentary Shaq & Dale, which detailed the enduring relationship between basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal and his former Louisiana State University coach Dale Brown.

Continuing to bolster his film career, McGraw starred in Disney’s Tomorrowland in May before kicking off his wildly successful Shotgun Rider tour in June. The tour thrilled thousands of fans and awarded mortgage-free homes to veterans through McGraw’s partnership with Operation Homefront & Chase in more than 30 cities throughout the summer.

Damn Country Music Standard Tracklisting:
Here Tonight (ft. Gracie McGraw)
Losin’ You
How I’ll Always Be
Damn Country Music
Love Runs
What You’re Lookin’ For
Top Of The World
Don’t Make Me Feel At Home
Want You Back
California (with Big & Rich)
Humble and Kind

Damn Country Music is available to pre-order now from Sanity

Keith Urban Hits #1 with “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”

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Keith Urban is back at the top of the country music charts!

Keith’s newest #1 is officially“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16.” The song, which was last week’s runner-up, ascends to the top spot on this week’s Mediabase country radio singles chart.

In addition to posting the greatest number of Mediabase chart points, “John” was also the Mediabase country panel’s most-played and most-heard song during the September 20-26 tracking week.

Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For a Rainy Day”, Brett Eldredge’s “Lose My Mind” and Luke Bryan’s “Strip It Down” also appear in the Top 5.

Thompson Square’s Keifer Wants More Meat in Country Music

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The current state of country music has been the topic of much discussion. The pop-enhanced “bro-country” has taken over the airwaves, and fans either have a love it or hate it relationship with it. Thompson Square‘s, Keifer Thompson shares his thoughts on the genre with

“You know, I am a fan of some of it,” he tells toofab. “[But] we’ve kind of opened the flood gates for an influx of different genres to kind of step into country music, ya know? Is country music country music anymore? It’s getting less and less that.”

“What is country music, it’s a relative term,” he muses. “The cool thing about what’s going on right now is the people are telling us what country music should sound like. I think as an artist, what you have to do is be yourself. I think if people want to buy it, people want it, people love it, then God bless ya … Whether I like it or not, it doesn’t really matter.”

Unfortunately, that also means that the genre we know and love is morphing into something else entirely.

I think we will be genreless in ten years,” he says. “That is a little sad, because country music has always — it hasn’t been pop music — it’s always been that. So when everyone else was doing their thing, country music always had a smaller stake in the claim, but it was always country music and you always knew it when you heard it. You can’t really make that distinction anymore sometimes.”

“I don’t think it needs to go back to George Jones and Johnny Cash, but I do think the songs need to have some more meat on ’em,” he continues. “And get back to some story songs, that mean somethin.'”

And…there it is. Country music is more than just dixie cups and tail gates. At some point, we’ve gotta get back to tellin’ stories.

Top Country Tweets of the Week August 31st-September 6th

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  1. @BradPaisley Proud to have ericpaslay joining us out here tonight. We’re probly related, ‘cept his ancestors never…
  1. @bretteldredge If I was a bagel, I would eat myself right now
  1. @austinlwebb Ever had to search for a parking spot in a Kmart parking lot… Me neither

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  1. @mirandalambert I don’t normally lay on the sidewalk in NYC….Words move me….words make me move. #NYC
  1. @blakeshelton Well its official…. I’m about to tour!!!!! The liquor store.. Bitch.
  1. @martinamcbride If cheese and crackers were crack…there would be an intervention right now and I’d be on my way to rehab. But they aren’t so….

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  1. @charleskelleyla thanks for a great show west palm. bout to hop in this tiny little nugget and head for a few days off.
  1. @brothersosborne Y’all, If you ever feel the urge to be an ass hole, don’t. Trust me on this.

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  1. @carrieunderwood Here’s how Carrie spends her #SmokeBreak! Share yours here: … -TeamCU
  1. @CharlieDaniels Sometimes the realization of a great dream comes in a plain brown wrapper,examine well before you discard. Lets all make the day count.

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