Tim McGraw was still early in his career when he learned a valuable lesson - one that helped launch him into superstardom. Talking With Apple1 Music this week, Tim relayed the story of how, during the recording of his 1994 album "Not A Moment Too Soon," he decided to grab the reins on his own career.
Tim made up his mind he was going to start cutting the songs he wanted to, the way he wanted to do it, and actually recorded and mixed all the songs without his label at the time knowing, and says, "That was the one that kicked the world open for me."
In an associated story, Tim remembered that in the early days, he would bring his label the finished music, and they'd suggest changes. "I've done things like you’ll play a mix for somebody, like an executive or something, you’ll play a mix and they’ll go, 'This really sounds great, but I think if you tweaked it right here and you tweaked it right there and you did a few little tweaks on the mix, it'd be really good.' And I'd go, 'Okay.' So I’d go away and two or three days later I'd come back with the same mix and say, 'We tweaked it. We took your suggestions,' and I'll play it, and they'll go, 'Hot damn, that's exactly what it needed. Now it sounds great.'"