Tim McGraw is really excited that the studio project he is working on now is the last album he'll make for Curb Records, his home since 1993. You may recall he openly criticized his label for releasing 2008's Greatest Hits 3 just two years after his Greatest Hits 2 and urged fans not to buy it. Tim, who is readying to leave the label, tells The Detroit News, "I think it's sort of a new world for me. It's like stepping out from behind the curtain." He notes, "Things still have to be set up and planned, but at least you can do things that make sense." The superstar jokes that his label will want to "drag [the next album] out as long as they can" and quips not to expect it in 2010. He predicts, "I think I'm probably going to have the most productive years that I've ever had ahead of me." If McGraw records an album, he can make it available to fans, and he won't have to give up so much control over his material.
Tim's current tour features scattered dates through August, which was intentional so he can have plenty of family time to attend his three daughters' soccer games, swim meets and school plays. He contends, "They have a life now. Before, you could sort of just take them with you wherever you went, but as they get older you have to be more careful with scheduling because they have things that they're doing. Lacrosse, softball - you name it, they have it." McGraw says he hasn't ruled out the possibility of another co-headlining tour with wife Faith Hill. Then there's Tim's acting career that continues to grow and certainly has his attention.