I’ve already written about almost all of the 11 tracks on Tim McGraw’s most recent album, Damn Country Music.
And I’ll be damned, now I have one more reason to put this album back on.
When it was released late last year, I fell in love with the way McGraw seamlessly goes from classic country songs (“Don’t Make Me Feel at Home,” a remake of the 1995 Wesley Dennis cheating song) to the life-lesson ballads he does so well (“Humble and Kind”).
But now McGraw himself is talking about why he insists on making albums with such a range.
“There’s a lot of variety for me, which, for an artist, is fantastic,” he said in a recent radio interview. “I get bored with myself really easily.”
For him, Damn Country Music has a little bit of everything.
“There’s music that I grew up listening to, stuff that was when I first moved to town, the kind of music that I loved,” he said. “There’s stuff that’s really progressive and pushes the envelope, and then there’s some great story songs on there that I really particularly like. I’m just really proud of this record.”
His current single “How I’ll Always Be” paints a picture of his small-town simple roots, what he is, and more importantly, what he isn’t. It was written by Chris Janson, Jamie Paulin and Jeremy Stover.