Tim McGraw Releases 'Set This Circus Down' April 24, 2001

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Jessie Schmidt of Schmidt Relations, 615-846-3878 and Paul Freundlich

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy winning superstar Tim
 McGraw will release his much-anticipated "Set This Circus Down" April 24,
 2001, two years since his last studio album "A Place In The Sun."  McGraw
 began looking for material for the new album just after "A Place In The Sun"
 was released in May 1999.  His final vocals were tracked during days off from
 one of the largest grossing tours of 2000 -- Soul 2 Soul Tour - 2000.
     The album is produced by the CMA & ACM award winning production trio of
 Byron Gallimore, James Stroud and McGraw, all of whom produced McGraw's Album
 of The Year projects "Everywhere" and "A Place in The Sun."  "Producing
 records provides me with the chance to grow as an artist," says McGraw.  "I'm
 ten times a better artist because of it," he adds.  And "Set This Circus Down"
 proves yet again McGraw's strong song sense is a well-deserved credit given by
 fellow performers and music industry veterans.  The current single, "Grown Men
 Don't Cry," penned by Tom Douglas and Steve Seskin, has catapulted to the top
 ten within a month of its release on both the R&R and Billboard country
 singles charts.  It has become the fastest rising single of McGraw's career.
     One of the first songs tracked for the album was the title cut, written by
 Bill Luther and Josh Kear.  "Once we recorded 'Set This Circus Down' I knew it
 would be the title.  Everything fell into place after that," says McGraw.
 What fell into his mind was a vision for the album cover and the CD booklet.
 After a search for a stock photo of an old circus tent proved fruitless, an
 illustrator was commissioned to sketch McGraw's vision and the album's cover
 concept was born.
     The CD booklet contains 25 pages full of glimpses inside the life of
 McGraw's metaphorical circus life on the road.  "I wanted the fans to feel
 that they owned a part of this album," he said.  "They are a part of the
 theme, a part of the entire project and the feel of the linear notes is like
 reading a book."  This desire stems from his youth as he often anticipated the
 release of new music by one of his favorite artists.  "Sometimes reading the
 album cover was as much fun as listening to the music," exclaims McGraw.
     For further information on McGraw and the album go to www.timmcgraw.com.
 
 

SOURCE Jessie Schmidt of Schmidt Relations, 615-846-3878 and Paul Freundlich
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy winning superstar Tim
 McGraw will release his much-anticipated "Set This Circus Down" April 24,
 2001, two years since his last studio album "A Place In The Sun."  McGraw
 began looking for material for the new album just after "A Place In The Sun"
 was released in May 1999.  His final vocals were tracked during days off from
 one of the largest grossing tours of 2000 -- Soul 2 Soul Tour - 2000.
     The album is produced by the CMA & ACM award winning production trio of
 Byron Gallimore, James Stroud and McGraw, all of whom produced McGraw's Album
 of The Year projects "Everywhere" and "A Place in The Sun."  "Producing
 records provides me with the chance to grow as an artist," says McGraw.  "I'm
 ten times a better artist because of it," he adds.  And "Set This Circus Down"
 proves yet again McGraw's strong song sense is a well-deserved credit given by
 fellow performers and music industry veterans.  The current single, "Grown Men
 Don't Cry," penned by Tom Douglas and Steve Seskin, has catapulted to the top
 ten within a month of its release on both the R&R and Billboard country
 singles charts.  It has become the fastest rising single of McGraw's career.
     One of the first songs tracked for the album was the title cut, written by
 Bill Luther and Josh Kear.  "Once we recorded 'Set This Circus Down' I knew it
 would be the title.  Everything fell into place after that," says McGraw.
 What fell into his mind was a vision for the album cover and the CD booklet.
 After a search for a stock photo of an old circus tent proved fruitless, an
 illustrator was commissioned to sketch McGraw's vision and the album's cover
 concept was born.
     The CD booklet contains 25 pages full of glimpses inside the life of
 McGraw's metaphorical circus life on the road.  "I wanted the fans to feel
 that they owned a part of this album," he said.  "They are a part of the
 theme, a part of the entire project and the feel of the linear notes is like
 reading a book."  This desire stems from his youth as he often anticipated the
 release of new music by one of his favorite artists.  "Sometimes reading the
 album cover was as much fun as listening to the music," exclaims McGraw.
     For further information on McGraw and the album go to www.timmcgraw.com.
 
 SOURCE  Jessie Schmidt of Schmidt Relations, 615-846-3878 and Paul Freundlich