His most recent album Two Lanes of Freedom hasn’t even been in stores one full year, but already Tim McGraw is preparing new music for his next album on Big Machine Records (due sometime this year). And if you’re curious to hear a taste of what’s to come, you’re in luck, as today (Jan. 13) the country superstar released a brand-new single to radio called “Lookin’ for That Girl.”
In addition, McGraw also announced today that he’ll hit the road again this summer on what he’s calling his Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour. The tour will kick off in California and include a series of dates in 30 cities across North America, including stops in Sacramento, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Charlotte, Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, Houston and Dallas (see the full list of tour stops on Radio.com). Further details will emerge regarding specific venues and dates in the coming weeks, but the first round of tickets are already set to go on sale starting Jan. 24 on Live Nation’s Country Megaticket.
The new single “Lookin’ for That Girl” sees McGraw again playing around with new ideas and new sounds, including Autotune. The song was written by Jimmy Slater, Chris Tompkins, and Mark Irwin, and it’s set to hit iTunes on Jan. 21.
“This last year was unbelievable, and I don’t have any plans to let off the gas now,” McGraw said in a press statement. “We didn’t want to waste any time getting new music out. With every album, my approach is to push a few of my own boundaries and try things I’ve never done before. It was hard to choose a lead single off this project because I really felt like we had six or seven good options. I kept coming back to ‘That Girl’ because even though it may be a little different for me sonically, I couldn’t get it out of my head!”