Tim McGraw Returns To Big Machine Records

Just days after the news of his departure from Sony Music Nashville’s Columbia Nashville imprint broke, it was revealed that…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 21, 2020


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Tim McGraw, Scott Borchetta; Photo by Terry Wyatt // Getty Images for Big Machine Records

Just days after the news of his departure from Sony Music Nashville’s Columbia Nashville imprint broke, it was revealed that Tim McGraw has found a new (old) label home.

During the Big Machine Label Group luncheon showcase on the final day of Country Radio Seminar 2020, BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta surprised the room full of country radio programmers and music industry insiders with the news that the superstar has returned to the label group’s flagship imprint Big Machine Records. McGraw was on hand as well, taking the stage to share his excitement over this next chapter.

Billboard simultaneously broke the news, with Borchetta telling the publication, “I am so proud to welcome Tim McGraw back home to Big Machine Records. We can’t wait to jump back into the mix with Tim and his great team and get his incredible new music out to the world.”

During his initial stint with Big Machine, McGraw released three albums: 2013’s Two Lanes of Freedom, 2014’s Sundown Heaven Town and 2015’s Damn Country Music. 

McGraw’s next album, Here On Earth, will mark his first solo effort since 2015. The superstar will hit the road in support of the yet-to-be-announced project on his massive Here On Earth Tour, which kicks off July 10.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.