Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Planning New Single, Joint Album, ACMs Performance
In a press release on Monday (March 20), McGraw and Hill revealed plans for a new collaborative single, called “Speak to a Girl.” The song will be available to country radio at 4PM CT on Thursday (March 23), and then available for download and streaming. The release reports that the song was written by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur; it was co-produced by Byron Gallimore, McGraw and Hill.
“Speak to a Girl,” the press release adds, is the lead single from a joint album that McGraw and Hill will release via Sony Music Entertainment in 2017. McGraw and Hill will perform the tune together at the 2017 ACM Awards, scheduled to take place in early April.
McGraw and Hill each signed separate deals with Sony in mid-February. Previously, McGraw was with Big Machine Label Group; he signed with the label in 2012, after leaving Curb Records, and last released an album, Damn Country Music, in 2015. Hill, meanwhile, was previously signed to Warner Bros. Nashville, her label home for more than 20 years; her last album for that label, Deep Tracks, dropped in November.
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McGraw and Hill celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in October of 2016; during the same week, the pair received stars on the Music City Walk of Fame and hosted a sold-out “surprise” concert at the Ryman Auditorium to announce their 2017 co-headlining Soul2Soul Tour, which will begin in April. The couple recently recorded a new duet, “Keep Your Eyes on Me,” for the The Shack movie soundtrack, and in early January, it was announced that they will be the subjects of a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit beginning in November.
The 2017 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 2, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. For the first time ever, the show will take place at T-Mobile Arena; in addition to McGraw and Hill, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys are all scheduled to perform thus far.
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