The only legal effect of the ruling by the Court of Appeals yesterday was to affirm the trial court’s earlier decision that one of the remedies requested by Curb Records against Mr. McGraw, injunctive relief (i.e., a ruling by the court preventing Mr. McGraw from recording elsewhere until he had fully performed under his recording agreement with Curb Records), was not appropriate under the particular facts and circumstances of this case. We respectfully disagree with today’s ruling by the Court of Appeals on that issue, and we intend to continue to pursue this issue, including through the further appeals process as appropriate, in light of the significance of the underlying principles involved.
Those principles include our belief that contracts must be enforced as written, and in particular that exclusive personal services agreements with individuals, such as Mr. McGraw, who possess unique and extraordinary talent, must be subject to enforcement by injunctive relief. This is particularly true in the music industry, where companies invest millions of dollars based on the enforceability of such exclusivity provisions. As such, the principles involved are material not just to Curb Records, but to the viability of the music industry in Tennessee as a whole, as well as all other industries that contract with such unique and extraordinary talents.
Sound Impressions Top 97 Billion Mark In Amazing
Career Track With Radio & Retail
New Single “Right Back Atcha Babe” Continues
Tennessee) –June 19, 2012 –Tim McGraw’s strong career history of
connectivity with country radio continues on an amazing course of
record breaking stats with the announcement today from Curb
Records that his debut single Better Than I Used
To Be from McGraw’s latest studio
album Emotional Traffic has
just been certified gold by RIAA.
Gold certification of the latest single follows McGraw’s most recent previous gold tracking earlier this year with Felt Good On My Lips, which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts for three weeks and set a new industry record. With a cumulative of 69 weeks at #1 over the course of 32 chart topping single releases, Felt Good On My Lips found McGraw garnering the record as the artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart since the chart was established on the Nielsen BDS system in January of 1990.
Latest numbers reflecting spins of Better Than I Used to Be elevate McGraw’s cumulative industry stats to yet another new milestone of eye popping dimensions.
Billboard: 13.8 million spins reaching an audience of 97.8 billion
MediaBase: 10.2 million spins
The January 2012 release of Emotional Traffic served as a fresh reminder of the undiminished strength of McGraw’s brand with an ever increasing fan base—a fact reflected from tracking on his 1994 breakout with initial #1 single Don’t Take The Girl—to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems 2010 proclamation of Tim McGraw as “Artist of the Decade” (2000-2010).
On the heels of RIAA certification of the latest McGraw single, Curb is releasing a follow-up single offering from Emotional Traffic. The new release, Right Back Atcha Babe will be the focus of a major promotional campaign by the label targeted to keep McGraw’s radio presence red hot on summertime programming lists.
With a remarkable career dynasty approaching three dozen #1 singles and 45 million units of music sold, 2012 is proving to be a blockbuster year for McGraw. Emotional Traffic became McGraw’s 13th consecutive album package to be elevated to the top of the charts in its first week of release. Better Than I Used To Be continues the now three decade long history of #1 singles on Billboard charts—34 and counting.
McGraw has to date won multiple Grammy® Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 10 American Music Awards, a trio of People’s Choice Awards and numerous other industry awards and accolades to varied to mention.
Destined to be one of biggest concert tour events of 2012, fans across the nation are aggressively snapping up tickets for the Brothers Of The Sun Tour that headlines McGraw and fellow superstar Kenny Chesney over 19 major market venues. Still ahead on the road, concerts in Nashville (6/23), Charlotte (6/24), Pittsburgh (6/30), Cincinnati (7/01), Chicago (7/07), Minneapolis (7/08), Anaheim (7/14), Oakland (7/15), Denver (7/21); Indianapolis, (7/28), Cleveland (7/29), New Orleans (8/03), Houston (8/04), East Rutherford, NJ (8/11), Landover, MD (8/12), Detroit (8/18), Foxborough, MA (8/24 & 25).
Festival Spokesman Darryl Worley to Host and Kick-off Festival
Tickets Go on Sale Friday, March 2, 2012
Country superstar and actor Tim McGraw will close out the first day ofBamaJam 2012 on June 14. McGraw’s most recent studio album,Emotional Traffic, was released on January 24 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The first single, “Felt Good on My Lips,” hit #1 and remained there for three consecutive weeks. His recent single, “Better than I Used to Be,” is currently at #20 on the Billboard Country chart and climbing. McGraw’s accolades include three GRAMMY© awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), 11 Country Music Association Awards (CMA) and three People’s Choice Awards. He has starred in such blockbuster movies as “Blind Side,” “Country Strong” and “Friday Night Lights.”
The Atlanta-based, award-winning group Zac Brown Band will take the stage to headline Friday’s BamaJam2012 performances. Exploding onto the country music scene in 2008 with the release of their double-platinum project The Foundation, Zac Brown Band has since become one of the most-sought-after groups on the touring market. The CD was the first major-label debut album in 18 years to spawn five #1 singles including “Chicken Fried” and “Free.” The band recently earned four GRAMMY© nominations including "Best Country Album" for their sophomore release, You Get What You Give, and five CMA award nominations including "Entertainer of the Year." Previous awards include the 2010 GRAMMY© award for "Best New Artist," 2010 CMA award for "New Artist of the Year," 2009ACM win for "Top New Vocal Group" and the 2009 "USA WeekendBreakthrough Video of the Year" award from CMT for their video"Chicken Fried."
Kid Rock, the adopted “Son of the South,” is set to close out the final day of performances at BamaJam 2012. Racking up sales of almost 25 million units from eight studio albums since 1998, Rock is one of the biggest concert draws in the touring industry. Released in 2007,Rock ‘N Roll Jesus was the biggest-selling rock album of 2008 and not only debuted at #1 but stayed on the charts for 100 weeks. In November 2010, Atlantic Records released the platinum-selling Born Free, which was inspired by events taking place in Rock’s hometown of Detroit, Mich. A five-time GRAMMY© nominee, Kid Rock has received numerous awards including American Music Awards,Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards (which he also hosted in 2010 and 2011) and People’s Choice Awards, among others.
“I’m looking forward to coming to ‘Sweet Home’ and playing with my friends, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw,” said Rock. “Turn it up! We’re gonna’ set this place on fire!!”
Darryl Worley will perform and host the opening night of BamaJam 2012. Worley has hit the country charts more than 20 times over the past decade. His chart-toppers include “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and the iconic “Have You Forgotten.” Darryl’s latest album, One Time Around, will be released in June 2012, and the first single, “You Still Got It,” will begin hitting radio March 19, 2012.
BamaJam 2012 Executive Producer, Rendy Lovelady preparing for the festival says, “This is going to be the biggest festival ever! BamaJam 2012 is expected to bring in fans to the Enterprise, Ala., community from almost every state across the nation and deliver them an uncompromised musical experience.” BamaJam 2012 is a production of Bama Jam Entertainment, LLC.
For more information about BamaJam 2012 artists, tickets, camping, directions, parking and vendors, please visit www.bamajam2012.com.
(Nashville, Tennessee) -- February 1, 2012 – Emotional Traffic, Tim McGraw’s much anticipated studio album debuts this week on Billboard’s Country Album chart at #1.
In hitting the top spot, Emotional
Traffic carves a notch as McGraw’s
13th album package from Curb Records to top the charts at #1 in its
first week of release. The new McGraw offering posted sales of over
67,000 units to best all competition in the brief span since its
January 24 release date. The critically acclaimed album also
landed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
The latest McGraw release is also home to his current hit single, Better Than I Used To Be, which is currently #22 and on the rise on the Billboard Country Singles chart.His previous #1 single, Felt Good On My Lips, also included on the new package was certified digital gold just days prior to Emotional Traffichitting the streets.
McGraw’s longtime producer, Byron Gallimore spoke recently to Associated Press entertainment writer Chris Talbott about the new release, noting: “We’re certainly happy with it and feel like it’s one of our best. We’ve got a great batch of songs on here, and I’m just excited that it’s getting out there…I feel very strongly about this record.”
With a remarkable dynasty of 32 #1 singles and 44 million units of music sold, Emotional Trafficlaunches 2012 as a good year for McGraw’s legions of fans.
About Tim McGraw:
The release of Emotional Traffic is a fresh reminder of the unparalleled superstar presence Tim McGraw has carved in the music industry since the 1994 impact of his first #1 single Don’t Take The Girl skyrocketed him to national visibility and instant stardom. His most recent hit single, Felt Good On My Lips continues the now three decade history of #1’s on Billboard charts. With over 9 million spins logged at radio, McGraw was deemed the “Artist of The Decade (2000-2010) by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. He was won multiple Grammy® Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 10 American Music Awards, a trio of People’s Choice Awards and numerous other industry awards and accolades to varied to mention. His creativity has branched from music to acting—having starring roles in such films as the Oscar nominated blockbuster, The Blind Side (2009) and a breakthrough to major film in the 2004 release of the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights.
McGRAW STRIKES GOLD ON EVE OF NEWEST ALBUM RELEASE EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC WITH CERTIFICATION OF LATEST #1 SINGLEBy My Country Space
McGRAW STRIKES GOLD ON EVE OF(Nashville,
Tennessee) -- January 23, 2012
yet another awards plaque to his extensive trophy wall with the
announcement that his most recent #1 single Felt
Good On My
struck digital download gold on the sales front.
NEWEST ALBUM RELEASE EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC
WITH CERTIFICATION OF LATEST #1 SINGLE
The good news comes on the countdown to McGraw’s much anticipated new studio album, Emotional Traffic, being released by Curb Records tomorrow. Felt Good On My Lipsis included in the new package.
The song reached #1 for McGraw on the country charts in January 2011 and stayed at the pinnacle for three consecutive weeks. It also scored well on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. A collaborative creative effort from songwriters Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers and Brett and Brad Warren, Felt Good On My Lips was produced by Tim McGraw and Byron Gallimore.
The good news of new gold for McGraw highlights a major January return to high visibility in the marketplace. The January 24th release of Emotional Traffic has been preceded on the Curb release schedule by four digital single releases from the new package by the label.
The release of Emotional Traffic also serves as a fresh reminder of the strength of the unique superstar presence McGraw has carved in the industry since his 1994 breakout with the #1 singleDon’t Take The Girl.—a presence that was reflected in Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems 2010 proclamation of Tim McGraw as “Artist of the Decade” (2000-2010).
On the heels of the release of Emotional
Traffic, McGraw’s legions of fans hoping to catch
their favorite artist in concert will potentially be striking more
gold this summer. In June, McGraw will join Kenny Chesney on the
“Brothers of the Sun Tour.” The coast-to-coast large arena
concert schedule will hit more than 20 major market venues between
June and August. Markets already confirmed include Tampa, Atlanta,
Dallas, Philadelphia, Nashville, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Chicago,
Denver, Detroit, Anaheim, and Washington, DC.
Get Emotional Traffic on iTunes
NEW TIM McGRAW SONG AVAILABLE TOMORROW
IN ADVANCE OF NEW “EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC” ALBUM
(Nashville, Tennessee) -- January 16, 2011 -- In advance of next week’s January 24th release to retail of Tim McGraw’s latest studio album, Emotional Traffic, Curb Records and NPR have teamed up to promote Tim’s album as part of the “First Listen Series” offering NPR.org, NPR member stations, and NPR mobile applications a stream of the entire album starting January 16th through January 24th. The “First Listen Series” is promoted in a number of outlets, including prominent homepage placement on NPR.org andNPR.org/music, with additional messaging on all social platforms.
In addition, Curb Records is announcing the fourth digital single, Halo, from the album now being made available as aniTunes exclusive.
Halo will be available for single download on January 17th – marking the fourth new song from the album being released. The One That Got Away was released last week in digital format from the new Emotional Traffic project.
His first full-on studio album since 2009, the new McGraw offering is expected to have a strong opening week showing at retail. The 12 song collection features both McGraw’s latest #1 single,Felt Good On My Lips, and his current chart climber, Better Than I Used To Be. The re-teaming in studio with long time producer Byron Gallimore is a fresh reminder of Tim McGraw’s remarkable creative endurance as a major voice in country music over the past three decades. To date, he has sold more than 44 million units of music, compiling 32 #1 singles and 60 plus major career industry awards that include multiple Grammy, CMA, ACM and People’s Choice Award wins.
2012 will be a good year for Tim McGraw fans hoping to catch their favorite artist in concert. In June, McGraw will join Kenny Chesney on the Brothers of the Sun tour. The large stadium schedule will hit more than 20 major market venues between June and August. Markets already confirmed include Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Nashville, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Anaheim, and Washington, DC.
TIM MCGRAW, TRACE ADKINS, TRAIN, ONE REPUBLIC, AND MORE HEAD TO MISSOURI JUNE 17-19 FOR THE FIRST EVER SHOW ME MUSIC & ARTS FESTBy My Country Space
Springfield, MO – On June 17-19, Springfield, Missouri will welcome the first ever Show Me Music and Arts Festival, which will bring three full days of hot musical acts including Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, One Republic, Little Big Town, Train, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Sawyer Brown, REO Speedwagon, Gloriana, Kellie Pickler and many more.
Friday June 17th marks the kick-off of the festival, with entertainment beginning at 1:30pm and wrapping up with ACM Award winner and Grand Ole Opry member Trace Adkins. Friday’s line-up also includes Gloriana, REO Speedwagon, Love & Theft, Matt Kennon and Bushhawg, bringing non-stop entertainment to jump-start the music-filled weekend. Taking the stage Saturday will be pop/rock group Train, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sawyer Brown, The McClyments, Brennin and Jessie James. Also joining the party on Saturday night is country music’s dynamic duo Big & Rich who, along with Gretchen Wilson, will bring their “Xtreme Muzik” tour to the stage. On Sunday, Show Me Music Fest keeps the impressive line-up going until the very end as some of today’s hottest acts take the stage, including One Republic, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler, Joe Nichols, and Steve Holy. Closing out the night is country mega-star Tim McGraw. With 10 studio albums garnering over 31 number one singles, 14 ACM Awards, 11 CMA Awards, and 10 AMA Awards, McGraw is the perfect entertainer to bring the festival to a close.
For a full weekend of amazing music and entertainment, weekend passes are available at the great price of only $139 - price good until May 14th, and for those wishing for a VIP experience, VIP packages are also available for purchase and include VIP parking, VIP seating with air conditioning, a private bar area, snacks, games, and VIP restrooms.
For fans that may not be able to stay the entire weekend but don’t want to miss their favorite artists, individual day-passes are available for purchase at the following May special pricing: Friday - $39, Saturday - $59, Sunday - $65.
Show Me Music and Arts festival also has multiple camping options available starting at the low price of $70 for those wanting to stay on-site for the full festival experience. To reserve your camping spot today, or for additional information, please visit www.showmemusicfest.com.
For additional information or to purchase your tickets today please visit www.showmemusicfest.com.