Tim McGraw Chats About His New Album, Getting Older

Just because Tim McGraw is getting older doesn’t mean he’s hanging up his guitar anytime soon.

The country music superstar, who just turned 46 years old on May 1, isn’t overly concerned about turning 50 in four years. In fact, McGraw seems completely indifferent to the impending birthday.

“I hear that it’s the best time of your life. So I’m getting prepared for my 50s,” the singer told Gayle King on CBS This Morning.

Although Tim McGraw is rapidly approaching 50, it doesn’t appear that his creative output is slowly down anytime soon. The country music icon released his latest album Two Lanes to Freedom earlier this year. According to McGraw, this is his best collection of songs thus far.

“I think so,” he replied when asked about the album. “I think I always feel that way. I look at every album as a progression from the last album.”

Two Lanes to Freedom includes duets with such notable artists at Taylor Swift and American Idol judge Keith Urban. McGraw told The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks Urban has done a fantastic job during his time on FOX’s struggling singing competition.

“I’ve known Keith forever so I just think he’s just one of the greatest, coolest guys in the business. I think he’s doing great. He’s way more diplomatic than I think I could ever be. He’s really a nice guy,” McGraw told the publication.

Of course, Keith Urban isn’t the only country music artist taking television by storm. Tim McGraw joined a number of acclaimed musicians for the CBS special “ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night. The program aired on the network last night (May 19). However, the singer said he didn’t really feel like a host.

“They really wanted to change the format of what the shows had been in the past. And if I was going to be involved, I certainly wanted it to be a different sort of format as well. It wasn’t going to be a tribute show but a full-on concert of great music, [showcasing] what’s going to be on tour this summer,” he explained to Zap2it.

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