Tim McGraw Signs To Big Machine Records Label Group
May 21, 2012 at 9:16 AM (PT)
In a press conference held this morning (5/21), at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM in NASHVILLE, BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP Chairman/CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA announced that he has signed TIM McGRAW to the BIG MACHINE RECORDS LABEL GROUP for a worldwide deal. The music will be distributed by globally by UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.
McGRAW was first signed to his previous label, CURB, in 1997, ironically by SCOTT BORCHETTA's dad, MIKE BORCHETTA, who was at the helm of CURB at the time. McGRAW remained with CURB until this year, selling over 40 million albums, and achieving 32 #1 Country singles.
“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 9th, 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!”
"I've always felt a kinship to TIM, as my dad (MIKE) originally signed TIM to CURB RECORDS," said SCOTT BORCHETTA. "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,"
"I'm so pleased to add the great superstar TIM McGRAW to our incredible NASHVILLE family of distributed labels,” said CEO of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, LUCIAN GRAINGE. “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."
For the latest news on TIM McGRAW, including tour dates, visit www.timmcgraw.com.