McGraw, Paisley Bring Hits In Time For Holidays

Greatest hit collections from genre superstars Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw have been previously reported on, but new details, including the track-listings have been revealed. Expect big sales from both of these fourth quarter releases, which are likely to end up under a lot of Christmas trees.

On November 30th, Curb Records will release, Number One Hits, a two-disc set featuring 22 of McGraw’s chart-topping singles. The collection will also feature two bonus tracks – a dance mix of his breakthrough 1994 hit, “Indian Outlaw,” and “Felt Good on My Lips,” McGraw’s latest single.

Number One Hits traces McGraw’s remarkable career – from his very first chart-topper, 1994’s “Don’t Take The Girl,” to this year’s “Southern Voice,” which was used in the Academy Award-nominated film The Blind Side, which co-starred Sandra Bullock and McGraw.

McGraw co-stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester in Country Strong, hitting theaters nationwide on January 7th, 2011, and earlier in Nashville. McGraw duets with Paltrow on “Me And Tennessee,” a song written by Paltrow’s husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and included on the Country Strong soundtrack, due out October 26th. McGraw also appears with William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen and Dwight Yoakam in the new independent comedy Dirty Girl.

The track listing for Number One Hits is as follows:
Disc 1:
1. Live Like You Were Dying
2. Don’t Take The Girl
3. It’s Your Love (with Faith Hill)
4. Just to See You Smile
5. Something Like That
6. My Next Thirty Years
7. The Cowboy in Me
8. She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart
9. I Like It, I Love It
10. Watch the Wind Blow By
11. Please Remember Me
12. Real Good Man

Disc 2:
1. Southern Voice
2. My Best Friend
3. Everywhere
4. Grown Men Don’t Cry
5. Back When
6. Angry All the Time
7. Last Dollar (Fly Away)
8. Unbroken
9. Where the Green Grass Grows
10. Not a Moment Too Soon
11. Indian Outlaw (Dance Mix) (Bonus Track)
12. Felt Good on My Lips (Bonus Track)

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Brad Paisley has delivered one of the year’s hottest country tours with his H2O World Tour, and Paisley’s live chops will be on display as performances from the tour come together with hit studio favorites for the November 2 release of the double-disc Hits Alive. In live or studio versions, the collection includes 15 of Paisley’s 17 No. 1 songs and four that hit the Top 5, plus the instrumental “Time Warp” and Brad’s current single, “Anything Like Me.”

Featuring 21 songs, the two discs sport 24 total tracks, some presented both in live and studio versions. Disc one features 13 studio hits plus a new take on Paisley’s “Online” – blending studio and live renditions – while disc two includes previously unreleased live versions of ten favorites, plus the closing “Online (Reprise).”

A track listing is as follows:

Disc 1:
1. Mud on the Tires
2. Ticks
3. Anything Like Me
4. The World
5. Little Moments
6. When I Get Where I’m Going (Featuring Dolly Parton)
7. Celebrity
8. Then (Piano Mix)
9. I’m Still a Guy
10. He Didn’t Have to Be
11. Alcohol
12. Whiskey Lullaby (Featuring Alison Krauss)
13. We Danced
14. Online

Disc 2:
1. Water
2. American Saturday Night
3. Waitin’ on a Woman
4. I’m Gonna Miss Her
5. Mud on the Tires
6. She’s Everything
7. Time Warp
8. Letter to Me
9. Then
10. Alcohol
11. Online (Reprise)

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