Tim McGraw Wishes He Could Get Away Without Releasing Singles from “Sundown Heaven Town”

Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw has gone on record saying he'd be happy with any song from his latest album, Sundown Heaven Town, being released to country radio. He's following up the album's first hit, "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," with the new single, "Shotgun Rider," but Tim would prefer there be no singles from this album at all.

He explains, "If I had my way it’d be one of those albums that you could turn in and just say, there’s not a single. Every station could play whatever song they want. I wish there was a way to do that, but I know you have to have a focus and you have to pick a song."

As he's done in the past, Tim has gone a little left of center when choosing songs to round out the Sundown Heaven Town track listing.

Says Tim, "I always know that there are songs that are a little more artistic or other songs that are more not really radio, but just more for reflection and for listening and for just sort of creating a part of the body of an album."

Look for Tim to perform a song from Sundown Heaven Town on the 48th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday, November 5 on ABC.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGloriana is back with a brand-new single, "Trouble," hitting the airwaves soon.

Florida Georgia Line has announced a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on April 14, 2015.

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The Swon Brothers Show Off Their Close, Sibling Harmonies on Just-Released Debut Album

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleFans of close sibling harmonies will find a lot to love about The Swon Brothers' just-released debut album.  

Zach and Colton Swon started blending their voices together as kids singing a medley of Everly Brothers songs, including "Bye Bye Love" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream," with their family's band. Those duet performances earned them a spot on NBC's The Voice, which led them to sign a major label record deal in Nashville. While recording the album, the brothers made sure the songs allowed them to sing together as much as possible.

Colton tells ABC News Radio, "So, when we were writing, we tried to write melodies that fit that harmony. When we were looking for songs, we were looking for those that just complimented what we do."

The guys worked with Carrie Underwood's long-time producer, Mark Bright, on the album, and he was highly impressed with The Swon Brothers' clear vision for their debut album.

Says Colton, "We didn't know what songs, exactly, but we knew the sound that we wanted to create, and it made for a pretty fun project, you know."

The Swon Brothers even recruited fellow Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood to turn their act into a trio on the album-closing song, "This Side of Heaven."

"To have her step out and just sing on our first record, it's very humbling and just unbelievable," Colton says. "You're looking at two very grateful brothers, 'cause she doesn't have to do that. She's a superstar. Everything she touches is golden."

The Swon Brothers' debut album also includes their hit single, "Later On."

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Garth, Trisha, Reba and More Performing at Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas Concert in Nashville

Image Courtesy Kevin Mazur/WireImage/ABCGarth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba, Kacey Musgraves, Ronnie Dunn and Nashville's Charles Esten will join Kelly Clarkson for a special Christmas show in Nashville on December 20. Billed as "Miracle on Broadway," the concert will take place at the Bridgestone Arena with proceeds going to several charitable organizations in Middle Tennessee.

Hayley Williams of Paramore and "All About that Bass" singer Meghan Trainor will perform, too. Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 18. Go to KellyClarkson.com for more details.

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