2017 is shaping up to be a HUGE year for country power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. In addition to announcing their first joint tour in 10 years and releasing a co-written song for the upcoming film The Shack, the singers have each signed individual recording contracts with Sony Music Entertainment.
Billboard first reported the news, with Music Row confirming the announcement later on. Reports state that both McGraw and Hill were signed to multiple solo album deals with no information on whether or not they’d release a duets record.
The publication also revealed that a number of players were involved in the signing including Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris, Columbia Records Chairman and CEO Rob Stringer, Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman, as well as Hill’s manager, Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen, and McGraw’s manager Scott Siman and attorney Joel Katz.
Previously, McGraw and Hill were signed to recording contracts with Big Machine Label Group and Warner Bros. respectively. McGraw released three albums during his time with BMLG, including Damn Country Music featuring the GRAMMY-winning single “Humble and Kind.” Hill more recently released her final album with Warner Bros. Records in November 2016 when she released a compilation album titled Deep Tracks.