Tim McGraw is still very much involved in a messy divorce with Curb Records. He’s trying to move on after twenty years with the label. It can’t be easy. Tim has put on a good face the entire time and has seemed genuinely excited about his new beginning with Big Machine. Now he’s released the first single with the new label.
Truck Yeah – Tim McGraw
I can’t help but feel disappointed with Truck Yeah. The song is fun. It’s an interesting play on words because everybody knows that in country music you just can’t use the f-word.
Something Tim has always put ahead of lyrics and story is the music. This song has an interesting sound. It is catchy. There is no doubt you’ll be singing along with this track this summer. I have to feel like Tim wanted to come out with some kind of song that would play well throughout the stadiums this summer. He wanted to be part of the freedom of people out there enjoying the summer. They’re away from work and enjoying life. I think the song accomplishes that and really it does that pretty well.
But in the end this is not my favorite Tim McGraw song. I have to say that but only because he’s set the bar so high over the last 15-20 years. I don’t want to say the song is not good, but it’s not my favorite from Tim. I think he could have done better, but at the end of the day I think we’re going to hear some great stuff from him with Big Machine. I hope so anyway.
What do you think of the new song?
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 75/100