Tim McGraw Sets the Story Straight About ‘Emotional Traffic’ Album, Which Still Has No Release Date
Tim McGraw is more than ready to break away from his current label, Curb Records, but being that his (still unreleased) 'Emotional Traffic' record is his last with them, the company isn't quite ready to let him walk on. McGraw recently opened up about the new album, which was finished last fall and still has no release date. He's on the road touring it, regardless.
"All the songs have been done for a long time, and the label has had it," the singer dishes to the Associated Press. "It's the last album that they have of mine, so they're trying to hold on to it as long as they can."
McGraw put on record that 'Emotional Traffic' will be his "absolute last album" with the label, whenever they decide to let the public have it. To date, Curb has released four Tim McGraw 'Greatest Hits' compilations, but no "new" album since 'Southern Voice' hit in 2009 -- and McGraw has vocalized his displeasure. In 2008, he apologized to his fan base, admitting, "It has to be just as confusing to the fans as it is to me."
One song from the forthcoming record, 'Felt Good On My Lips,' made its debut on the 'Number One Hits' release back in November, and clung to the No. 1 chart spot for multiple weeks. McGraw assures that the rest of the record -- which features his wife, Faith Hill, and a duet with R&B singer Ne-Yo -- is "fresh and cool."
Despite not having a tangible album to push just yet, McGraw is currently on his Emotional Traffic Tour, which wraps up in Washington, D.C. in August.