Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have each signed recording contracts with Sony Music Entertainment, Billboard reported Monday (Feb. 13). The move coincides with the couple’s impending Soul2Soul World Tour, which starts April 7 in New Orleans.
After a long and acrimonious divorce from his original label, Curb Records, McGraw moved to the Big Machine Label Group in 2012. There he released three studio albums, the most recent being Damn Country Music in November 2015. It debuted at No. 3 on Billboard‘s country albums chart and, according to Nielsen SoundScan, has since sold a modest 251,290 copies.
Hill has spent her recording career at Warner Bros. Records. Her last album release on that label was a compilation, Deep Tracks, in November 2016.
A measure of the importance of the celebrated couple’s alighting at Sony is attested to by the official signing photo in which Sony Nashville executives are pictured with Doug Morris (Sony Music Entertainment CEO) and Kazuo Hirai (president and CEO of the entire Sony Corporation). Randy Goodman is chairman and CEO of Sony Music Nashville.