Get ready to hear Tim McGraw rocking out before every NBA game. McGraw's new collaboration with Def Leppard, 'Nine Lives,' has been chosen to air before all pro-basketball games on ABC and ESPN through the rest of the season and into the playoffs. The song was co-written by McGraw and Def Leppard members Phil Collen, Joe Elliot and Rick Savage. It's the first single off the rockers' upcoming album, 'Songs From the Sparkle Lounge.'

The friendship between the country crooner and the hard rockers started after McGraw sang with the band on their classic hit, 'Pour Some Sugar On Me,' at a 2006 concert in Hollywood. McGraw's tour manager is the brother of Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen.