Country icon Tim McGraw is preparing for the release of his upcoming album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN (Big Machine Records), with a brand new single, “Shotgun Rider.”  The breezy track touts romantic notions with an infectious melody and is available to radio today. 

“This is one of those songs that really paints a picture and sets a mood,” says McGraw.  “In my mind, you look over and see the person that you love next to you sitting in the front seat, and you think, ‘How good do I have it?  Life is perfect.’  There is a certain warmth to this song and several others like it that really establish the tone for the whole album.”

As McGraw eyes the release of SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, he’ll team up with award-winning director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) on release day, Sept. 16, for the popular live stream music series “American Express Unstaged” at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom at 9:00 PM ET.  The event will be live streamed at amexunstaged.com.   

Over the course of McGraw’s illustrious career, the three time GRAMMY award-winning entertainer has accumulated 35 No. one’s, 54 Top 10 hits, sold over 40 million albums, 14 CMA’s, 15 ACM’s, 10 AMA’s and countless other honors.  His upcoming album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, marks his second release on Big Machine Records and brings forth new collection of songs that capture a distinctly country and a distinctly McGraw sound.  For more information, visit timmcgraw.com