Tim McGraw’s New Album, Southern Voice, Arrives This Fall

Southern Voice, Tim McGraw’s first studio album in two and a-half years, will be released this fall by Curb Records, his management company announced Tuesday (June 30). The project’s first single, “It’s a Business Doing Pleasure With You,” was written by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and singer-songwriter Brett James. Let It Go, McGraw’s last album of new music, was released in April 2007. McGraw criticized his label for continuing to promote singles from Let It Go rather than allow him to release a new album. In October 2008, he issued a press release apologizing to fans for Curb’s release of his Greatest Hits 3, saying he was not involved in compiling the project. At the time, he said he wanted to release a new album but that Curb released the greatest hits album to extend the term of his recording contract. McGraw plans to promote Southern Voice with an extensive tour in 2010. In recent months, McGraw has been working with co-star Sandra Bullock on The Blind Side, a film to be released Nov. 20.