Everything We Know About Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s Forthcoming Collaborative Album
What’s the only thing better than one beloved country superstar releasing a new album? Two beloved country superstars releasing a new album together! Country music’s royal couple, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, will team up to release a brand-new collaborative album in 2017.
In many ways, Hill and McGraw’s announcement of their upcoming record should not come as a surprise. Since late 2016, the couple has teamed up for everything from a sold-out Ryman Auditorium show to a song for a movie soundtrack to a full-on tour. Still, the news that Hill and McGraw will come together for their first shared album, after more than two decades of marriage and almost three decades each in the music business, is thrilling.
Below, The Boot rounds up all of the information known about Hill and McGraw’s forthcoming album.
The title for Hill and McGraw’s new album has not yet been released, but stay tuned — The Boot will let readers know as soon as it is.
The Release Date
The release date for Hill and McGraw’s new album has not yet been announced. However, the press release announcing its first single (see below) reports that the project will debut sometime in 2017.
The Record Label
The new album from Hill and McGraw will be released through Sony Music Entertainment. Both artists signed separate deals with the company in February; per reports, their contracts each involve “multiple solo albums” as well.
The Album Cover
We don’t have the album cover for Hill and McGraw’s new album yet, but as soon as we do, you’ll be the first to know!
The producers for Hill and McGraw’s upcoming album have not yet been announced, but its first single (see below) was co-produced by Byron Gallimore, McGraw and Hill.
On March 23, Hill and McGraw released the first single from their new album, entitled “Speak to a Girl.” The song was written by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur and co-produced by Byron Gallimore, McGraw and Hill. Hill says that, from first listen, she connected to the song “lyrically, melodically, everything.”
“It’s important that young women hear that message from the men in their lives and from the other women in their lives,” McGraw adds (quote via B104). “It’s important that the young men hear this message so they know how to speak to a girl.”
The couple is scheduled to perform “Speak to a Girl” at the 2017 ACM Awards on April 2.
Other than “Speak to a Girl,” we don’t yet know what songs will be on Hill and McGraw’s forthcoming record; however, the couple has been performing some new music, including a song called “Break First,” while out on the road.
The Boot will let readers know as soon as there is a full track listing available.
In conjunction with their collaborative album, Hill and McGraw are embarking on an impressive 60-plus-city tour. The 2017 Soul2Soul Tour will kick off on April 7 in New Orleans, La., and run through the end of October. The duo also has a very impressive lineup of opening acts lined up, including the Brothers Osborne, Seth Ennis, Jon Pardi, Chris Lane, Caitlyn Smith, High Valley, Charlie Worsham, Lori McKenna, Rhiannon Giddens, Maggie Rose, Natalie Hemby, Brent Cobb, Eric Paslay, Brandy Clark, Cam, Chris Janson, Steve Moakler, LoCash and Margo Price.
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