October 15, 2008 09:34:03 GMT
Calling it as 'an embarrassment', Tim McGraw blasts recording company for releasing greatest hits album without his permission.
In a recent statement, country musician Tim McGraw revealed that he had no involvement on the release of his "Greatest Hits, Vol. 3". He said, "I'm saddened and disappointed that my label chose to put out another hits album instead of new music. I've only had one studio album since my last hits package. It has to be just as confusing to the fans as it is to me."
Claiming that "the whole concept is an embarrassment", the singer stated, "Sure I love the songs and I don't want to take anything away from all the creative people who were part of making those records. In the spirit of the election year, I would simply say to my fans 'I'm Tim McGraw and I don't approve their message.'"
A spokeswoman for McGraw says that he has "probably one or two" studio albums left on his contract with Curb Records, and that "one could assume" he would then jump to a new label. No words are available from Curb's camp concerning the statement.
"Greatest Hits, Vol. 3" is McGraw's third greatest hits collection which has gone on sale since October 7. The album includes two songs, a collaborative single with Tracy Lawrence and Kenny Chesney titled "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" and another collaborative jam with Def Leppard called "Nine Lives". Also, the album features a live rendition of 2003's "Real Good Man" off his 2002 album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors".