McGraw Apologizes for New CD
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2008 5:16 PM CDT
Tim McGraw performs at the Miles & Music III concert in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Bill Waugh)
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(Newser) – Tim McGraw has a message for fans regarding his new greatest hits album: I'm sorry. McGraw issued a statement today ripping into his label, Curb Records, for releasing Greatest Hits 3 only 2 years after Greatest Hits 2, CMT reports. The country star says he had nothing to do with it and would have preferred to release a new studio album. The move, he says, is part of a ploy by Curb to delay his plans of jumping ship.

"I am saddened and disappointed that my label chose to put out another hits album instead of new music," he said. "Sure, I love the songs, and I don't want to take anything away from all the creative people who were a part of making those records. But the whole concept is an embarrassment to me as an artist. In the spirit of an election year, I would simply say to my fans, 'I'm Tim McGraw, and I don't approve their message.'"