Tim McGraw Exits Sony Music Nashville

Tim McGraw; Photo by Andrew Wendowski 2
Tim McGraw; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Tim McGraw; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

After three years, Tim McGraw and Sony Music Nashville have parted ways, Billboard reports and Music Row confirms.

The superstar joined Sony Music Nashville’s Columbia Nashville imprint in 2017 when he and wife Faith Hill inked a multi-album deal with the label. The couple went on to release their duets album, The Rest of Our Life, via Sony’s Arista Nashville imprint in the fall of 2017. That album included the Top 20 hit “Speak To a Girl.”

McGraw also released two solo singles while signed to Columbia Nashville, including “Neon Church” and “Thought About You,” both of which peaked within the Top 20.

Billboard reports that Hill is still signed to Sony Music Entertainment.

The news of McGraw’s departure from Columbia Nashville comes weeks after the announcement of his massive Here On Earth Tour, which kicks off July 10.  The superstar later revealed that his next album, also titled Here On Earth, would be available with the online purchase of tickets for the tour, however, there’s no word yet on if McGraw has partnered with a new label for the release of Here On Earth.

Tim McGraw has been relatively quiet on the music front as of late, but he’s continued to grow other aspects of his business in recent months. In 2018, McGraw partnered with TRUMAV on a line of fitness centers and in 2019, he released a book, Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life, detailing his fitness journey. He also spent time on the road in 2019 with historian Jon Meacham promoting their co-written book, Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation.

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