The album also claims the top spot on the All-Genre Digital Albums chart amid a coast-to-coast release week that took the PLATINUM selling entertainer from The Super Bowl to the GRAMMY Awards. Music critics are praising the 11 song disc for its impressive balance of iconic McGraw material with broader new sounds influenced by everything from celtic to piano pop.
“If this is an indication of McGraw’s next phase, then let Freedom ring again and again.” – USA Today
“…a major new start for McGraw…” – Los Angeles Times
“McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, earned 32 No. 1 singles, won three Grammys and collected over 30 other music awards. Two Lanes of Freedom is about to up the numbers in all of those categories.” – Edmonton Journal
“McGraw is a master of balancing lighter fare and introspection, seamlessly shape-shifting from life of the party to brooding philosopher, emoting the trickier, riskier byways of pain and regret as skillfully as he approaches the more common themes of romance and freewheeling good times.” – Billboard
“McGraw is a savvy artist and picker of songs, wisely choosing those that will keep him commercially viable but continuing to stretch his legs.” – Boston Globe