Tim McGraw certainly chose an appropriate title for his new album, Two
Lanes of Freedom. With two decades of touring experience behind him, the singer is feeling revived with a new record label
and a upward-bound hit single, “One of Those Nights.”
the second part of an exclusive two-part interview with CMT.com, McGraw recalls his early days of touring, his perspective
on privacy and his big idea that didn’t fly at home.
CMT: When you find a song that really fits you, like “Two Lanes
of Freedom,” is there a sense of exhilaration that you feel?
McGraw: Oh, that song is like hitting a release
button! The sounds in that record have this sort of Gaelic-driven thing, and it’s got this [film director] Terrence Malick
vision, this epic quality to it. It really drove the sounds and what the rest of the album felt like. That’s