Monday, February 25, 2013
Tim's 33rd #1
Nashville, TN— Feb. 25, 2013— Country superstar and consistent hitmaker Tim McGraw claimed his 33rd No. one single this week with "One Of Those Nights" landing at the top spot on the Billboard Country chart. The single, from his No. one selling album TWO LANES OF FREEDOM (Big Machine Records), follows a multitude of chart-topping hits ranging from "Don't Take The Girl" and "I Like It, I Love It" to "Where The Green Grass Grows," "The Cowboy In Me" and "Live Like You Were Dying." "It feels great to have the No. one song…it's always a really special feeling," said McGraw. "Country radio has never let me down, and I'm so thankful for those relationships. It's going to be a great song for the tour this summer…it sets the perfect tone for an awesome night!" Up next for McGraw is an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW'S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, taping April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network. He'll be calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season and raise money and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives. He'll launch his own TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 TOUR, presented by Pennzoil, in Birmingham, AL on May 2 and continue on to 30 cities through July. The U.S. trek will also feature emerging artists Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft. McGraw's TWO LANES OF FREEDOM (Feb. 5) debuted at No. one on the Billboard Country Albums chart marking his 14th career No. one debut. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, won three GRAMMY’s, 14 ACM Awards, 12 CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as the Oscar nominated The Blind Side, Country Strong, and Friday Night Lights—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honor for a singer in any genre. Nielsen-BDS recently certified McGraw as the most-played Country artist of the past 20 years (1992-2012) with more than 10 million spins detected and Mediabase recognized him as the most-played Country artist in the history of their tracking service.