Tim McGraw’s new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, his first for Big Machine Records, is now available. For Tim, one of the biggest differences he experienced while making the album was the excitement of knowing how and when it would be released to his fans.
“Knowing that I was gonna have a cohesive plan with what was gonna happen with my music after we were finished with it,” Tim said. “Knowing it wasn’t going to sit there for a couple of years and knowing that I was going to make a record that we were able to do something with and plan around it, plan a tour, do all the things that we needed to do to get the most out of my music. That was the biggest thing for me.”
Tim is enjoying this new chapter in his career and believes his new music will reflect that. “I sort of came off a dirt road and hit a new gear,” he said. “That’s what I wanted it to feel like and that’s the vibe I wanted this record to have. There’s an optimistic and fresh feel to it.”
Tim is also giving fans the opportunity to have even more new music by releasing the Accelerated Deluxe Edition of Two Lanes of Freedom. The deluxe edition features three additional songs and a live version of “Truck Yeah.”
“There were so many songs and there’s still other songs that we just didn’t have room for,” Tim said. So, it’s just trying to find a place to have room for more songs and this was the way to do it. I had them sitting there and we’d worked on them and they were so good and they didn’t fit the way we originally wanted the album to flow, so theses were great to add to it.”