Breaking News: Tim McGraw Signs To Big Machine Label Group

After years of problems with Curb Records, the only record label he's known as one of Country music's top artists of all time, Tim McGraw has moved onto join another powerful indie in Big Machine Records, Read on to find out more from Tim and the label's president here!

In a move that can qualify as a little bit out of left field, Tim McGraw has finally found a new record label partner for his upcoming music projects. The artist, who is out on tour with BNA Nashville's Kenny Chesney this summer, was long thought to be a possible Warner Brothers Nashville artist given his wife's long-time success at the label.

Still, given the recent success with veteran stars like Jewel (critically acclaimed), Reba McEntire (Gold albums, #1 hits, etc.), Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts (and recent signing of The Mavericks), The BMLG seems like an appropriate home for McGraw to continue his career and it'd make sense for the artist to be releasing a single whenever they're able to follow-up the current Top 10 hit "Better Than I Used To Be" from Tim's final Curb album Emotional Traffic.

From Tim:

“Many people know that I came to Nashville 23 years ago on a Greyhound bus with nothing but a guitar,” said McGraw.  “And 23 years to the day, on May 9, I went back to the bus station and officially signed this deal.  It was a significant way for me to mark this new beginning.  Scott Borchetta has developed a powerhouse at Big Machine, and I’m happy to be a part of what he has built and to call Big Machine Records my new label home. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling about working on a new album for this next chapter in my career. Here’s to the next 20 years!”

From Scott:

"I've always felt a kinship to Tim as my dad (Mike) originally signed Tim to Curb Records.  We have wanted to work together for years and I can't believe this day has finally come.  His level of artistry, vision, passion and energy comes along only so many times in any given era and I can tell you with the utmost confidence that there are many, many important chapters left to write," said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group.
Lucian Grange from Universal Music Distribution: 
"I'm so pleased to add the great superstar Tim McGraw to our incredible Nashville family of distributed labels,” added Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group.  “Tim's accomplishments reach around the world and we intend to exert the full compliment of global support to Tim's new releases on Big Machine Records."

The signing was announced at a Press Conference at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame by Scott Borchetta, Chairman and CEO of BMLG and McGraw.