It looks like Curb Records and Tim McGraw are going to 'play nice' with Emotional Traffic now scheduled to be released by Curb Records on Jan. 17, 2012. On November 30, Curb released a single from the album, "Better Than I Used To Be," mere hours after Wednesday's court hearing (11/30) that effectively ended McGraw's relationship with the label.
Today, McGraw issued the following statement on his website:
"I fought very hard for the release of Emotional Traffic ... it's an album full of music of which I am very proud. It's extremely unfortunate that it wasn't released earlier this year in conjunction with the Emotional Traffic tour, but all I want to do now is focus on the positive and look to the future. I'm really excited about the new music I'm recording. Next week I'm putting out a holiday song I’ve just recorded called 'Christmas All Over The World.' After the first of the year I'll have a brand new single which I can hardly wait to share with everyone. I am so appreciative of the support I’ve received over the years, and I’m looking forward to this next chapter of my career."