Country superstar Tim McGraw released a new album featuring some of his most beloved songs from a very specific period, 2013-2019.
But in trying to figure out what songs to include in his “McGraw Machine Hits” album, he also discussed how a few of them could’ve been singles. The album was released Friday.
In a video clip posted to McGraw’s Twitter account on Sunday, McGraw named those songs:
“Book of John” was part of McGraw’s “Two Lanes of Freedom” album that came out in 2013. The song is about a son going through his father’s scrapbooks the night before his funeral.
“Nashville Without You” is included on the “McGraw Machine Hits” album. It also was on the “Two Lanes of Freedom” album. McGraw told “Billboard” magazine about the song:
“It’s a country lyric, it’s about country music, but there’s a universalism to that melody,” McGraw said. “I wanted that record to have a shimmer to it. Guess the best way to describe it would be an evening looking out on a calm lake, how it shimmers. I love what it says.”
There’s another song from “Two Lanes of Freedom” McGraw would like as a single. That’s “Friend of a Friend.” The narrator of the song is pining for a former girlfriend who moved away. She got married to someone else.
“Sick of Me” is a song on the album “Sundown Heaven Town.” That was McGraw’s 13th studio album. It was released in September 2014.
Check out the interview:
Check Out What Songs Tim McGraw Did Include
These are the songs included on McGraw greatest hits from 2013-19:
1. “How I’ll Always Be” (Chris Janson, Jamie Paulin, Jeremy Stover)
2. “Humble And Kind” (Lori McKenna)
3. “Top Of The World” (Jon Nite, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins)
4. “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” with Catherine Dunn (Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Jonathan Singleton)
5. “Shotgun Rider” (Marv Green, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges)
6. “Nashville Without You” (Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers, Ruston Kelly)
7. “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” featuring Faith Hill (Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele)
8. “Southern Girl” (Rodney Clawson, Jaren Johnston, Lee Thomas Miller)
9. “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban *Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
10. “One of Those Nights” (Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Chris Tompkins)
11. “Truck Yeah” (Preston Brust, Chris Janson, Chris Lucas, Danny Myrick)
Bonus Cover Tracks:
12. “Drive” — Ric Ocasek cover
13. “May We All” featuring Florida Georgia Line (Rodney Clawson, Jamie Moore)
14. “Redneck Girl” — David Bellamy cover — featuring Midland