Tim’s Problem With “Two Lanes of Freedom”
With the release today of his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw is keenly aware of a problem with the record: It has too many radio-ready singles!
Current single “One of Those Nights” is popping with fans who love the song’s dreamy quality. Album cut “Mexicoma” was an instant live favorite when Tim debuted it last summer while on tour with Kenny Chesney. And “Highway Don’t Care,” a duet with Taylor Swift featuring guitar fireworks from Keith Urban, is a superstar-heavy hit just waiting to happen.
Tim admits it’s a good problem to have.
“There’s so much other stuff. And [a song like] ‘Mexicoma’ has to come out in the summer. But then you have ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ and thenyou’re out of the summer, and you have something else. Then you have a song you want to come out for the fall or winter, going into the holiday season,” Tim tells Country Weekly, running through the behind-the-scenes single-release process during a recent interview. “As long as the record’s got momentum, I’ll keep putting singles off of it. I think it can go deep.”
He has high hopes, especially, for “Highway Don’t Care.”
“I think it’s got to be a single. With Keith and Taylor?” Tim says. “I knew it’d be a single when I recorded it.”
For more on Two Lanes of Freedom and Tim’s life at home, pick up the Feb. 18 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Feb. 11.