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  • Summary: The 12th studio release for the country singer is his first on the Big Machine label and it includes guest appearances from Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
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Southern Girl
Now I ain't sayin' them LA ladies don't know what they're doin' And I been in love with New York City a time or two I had some Seattle coffee, some... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 6, 2013
    You’ll want to hit the road and play this one over and over.
  2. Feb 5, 2013
    While there is a handful of tracks that will pass airplay muster--the inane but catchy “Truck Yeah,” the breezy Swift and Keith Urban-assisted “Highway Don’t Care”--it’s more interesting when McGraw goes either a little sideways or steps back into contemplative mode.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Feb 8, 2013
    Once he's tipped his Stetson to frat-rock America, this is a deeply traditional country album--and a touch one, too. [15 Feb 2013, p.66]
  4. Feb 5, 2013
    "Annie I Owe You a Dance" has too many strings, and the poignant, "37405," a narrative about a country singer turned convict, could have been leaner. But these are small complaints on a solid and ambitious recording. On Two Lanes of Freedom, McGraw proves he is indeed the artist that Curb never let him be.
  5. Feb 13, 2013
    McGraw seems determined to reel in young folks. But as usual, he fares better as a relaxed 40-something.
  6. 50
    The album should keep him atop the country commercial firmament, but doesn't really advance him as an artist.
  7. Feb 27, 2013
    Overall, Two Lanes of Freedom is uneven but likeable, just like most Tim McGraw records.

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  1. Jul 14, 2013
    well, i just wanna say "highway don't care" and "truck yeah" are absolutely stand out, and as a foreign person who doesn't know much aboutwell, i just wanna say "highway don't care" and "truck yeah" are absolutely stand out, and as a foreign person who doesn't know much about country music, i think this album is OK, the melody is comfortable, that's it. Expand