Tim McGraw Looks To Rev Up Career With Big Machine
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tim McGraw has chosen a new record label run by an old friend.
The country music superstar has signed a multi-album deal with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records, officially ending his acrimonious relationship with his only previous label, Curb Records.
McGraw made the announcement Monday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
It's the start of the second phase of one of country music's most successful careers. Though the two sides remain locked in a legal dispute, a judge last year freed McGraw to begin recording for a new label.
McGraw tells The Associated Press he's already working on new music and hopes to release a "landmark" album late this year or in early 2013.
McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums, and has 32 number one singles.
Other prominent artists who are with Big Machine include Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, and Martina McBride.
In June, he will kick off his Brothers of the Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney. They will be at LP Field on June 23.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)