Like a rock star: Tim McGraw seals the deal with Big Machine

(Credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

Hello Country Music fans!

Country music superstar Tim McGraw has signed with Big Machine Records. The official announcement was made Monday morning (May 21) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville by CEO Scott Borchetta and Tim himself.

When you think Tim McGraw… yes you can think of the Sparkly Dressed but do think of the actual Tim once in a while too. It’s his name. Just saying.

“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 9, 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!”

You can read the full story at Big Machine Records.

(Source: CMT.com)

CMT has announced his hosts for the 2012 CMT Music Awards. Country star Toby Keith will be joined by actress Kirsten Bell on stage to perform hosting duties. You can read the original story at CMT.com. The awards take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8pm ET/PT on June 6. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.

Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila SunrisePaul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.
  • May 28: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall closes at CMAfest.com.
  • June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
  • June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

(Sources: Big Machine RecordsCMT.com)