Tim McGraw has been a country superstar and for decades. On Friday (8/25), he will release a new album called Standing Room Only. Next year he will tour in support of the new work.
McGraw said when he announced the details of the album in June, “As an artist, I always want to dig deeper and get better every time I make a new record – it’s a big part of what drives me, and I really believe this is one of the best projects we’ve made. I’ve been working on this album since 2020, and this collection of songs is some of the most emotional, thought-provoking, and life-affirming music I’ve ever recorded.”
He added, “I’m excited to have ‘Hey Whiskey’ out so fans can start hearing more of what we’re working on – and maybe even more before August…”
Standing Room Only Tracklist:
Hold On To It, Songwriters (Ryan Larkins, Seth Mosley, Jimmy Yeary)
Standing Room Only, Songwriters (Tommy Cecil, Patrick Murphy, Craig Wiseman)
Paper Umbrellas, Songwriters (Monty Criswell, Drake Milligan)
Remember Me Well, Songwriters (Heather Morgan, Jimmy Robbins)
Hey Whiskey, Songwriters (Brad Hutsell, Joel Hutsell, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
Her, Songwriters (Jason Gantt, Tim Nichols, Jimmy Yeary)
Fool Me Again, Songwriters (Kameron Marlowe, Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Rob Williford)
Small Town King, Songwriters (Jaren Johnston, Jenn Schott, Jeremy Stover)
Beautiful Hurricane, Songwriters (Mike Lane, Tony Lane)
Cowboy Junkie, Songwriters (Bill Luther, Lance Miller, Justin Weaver)
Nashville CA/L.A. Tennessee, (Featuring Lori McKenna), Songwriters (Tim McGraw, Lori McKenna, Bob Minner)
Some Songs Change Your World, Songwriters (Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Lance Miller)
Letter From Heaven, Songwriters (Chase McGill, Lori McKenna, Parker Welling)
I have had the pleasure of interviewing McGraw since the late 1990s, and he is always such a nice guy and fun to talk to. He puts you at ease immediately when you sit down to talk with his casual style and self-deprecating humor.
Over the years, we talked about a lot of things, including his love for his wife Faith Hill, his daughters as they have grown over the years to become adults pursuing careers of their own these days, and of course, his music.
Tim is known for picking the right songs at the right time, and it has served him well, having charted over forty number-one songs in his career. His latest single, “Standing Room Only,” is marching up the charts this week, nearing the top ten. This guy knows how to pick hit songs, for sure.
I gathered some of my favorite quotes McGraw told me through the years, touching on how he told his mother he was leaving law school to move to Nashville, how much one song affects his fans each night that he sings it, and more.