On This Day: Tim McGraw Releases ‘A Place in the Sun’ Album in 1999

by Katie Maloney

Twenty-two years ago today, country music icon Tim McGraw released his fifth studio album, “A Place In The Sun.”

By the time 1999 came along, Tim McGraw already had eight number one hit singles and three number one country albums under his belt. Undoubtedly, McGraw knew how to produce fan favorites. So, it’s no surprise that “A Place in the Sun” performed well. The album peaked in the number one spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Additionally, four singles from the album reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The singles included “My Best Friend,” “Something Like That,” “My Next Thirty Years,” and the Patty Loveless duet “Please Remember Me.”

Since we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Tim McGraw’s album, let’s talk about his hit single from the album, “My Next Thirty Years.” The song is a beautiful tune about a man celebrating his birthday. On this day he takes a moment to reflect on all the life he’s lived already and wonders what the next 30 years will bring. What makes this song beautiful is that McGraw isn’t reliving the past or future tripping, he’s simply using the present moment to be grateful for all that’s been and all that he knows will come. There isn’t a whole lot that’s more beautiful than that. During the song, he sings, “My next 30 years I’m gonna settle all the scores. Cry a little less, laugh a little more. Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear. Figure out just what I’m doing here, in my next 30 years.”

Tim McGraw’s “My Next Thirty Years”

Tim McGraw Revealed The Key To A Lasting Relationship

Tim McGraw isn’t just a country music superstar with countless awards and number one hit songs. He’s also a family man. He’s been married to gorgeous and talented country singer Faith Hill for 25 years. And the two have three daughters together. The entire family is constantly sharing photos of themselves having fun together. So, what’s the key to having it all? During an interview in 2020, Tim McGraw opened up about what he believes it takes to have a successful long-term marriage.

“Sitting in the corner and being quiet,” joked McGraw. “No, really, I think it’s a conscious decision that this is what you want to do. And this is what your want your life to be and how you want it to play out. There’s always tough times for everybody and there’s always struggles. And there’s always times where it’s not where you want it to be – for both sides. But you want this side of your life and you want this for your life. So, that’s the decision you make. And love and respect, of course, that’s the foundation of all of it. I think the biggest thing is making a commitment and sticking to it and believing in each other to keep that commitment.”

Can everything he just said please be Tim McGraw’s next hit song?

Tim McGraw talks about his relationship with Faith Hill.