McGraw - Hits Volume 2:
By: Cheryl Harvey Hill, Sr. Staff Journalist
McGraw's Hits Volume 2: Reflected, his tenth
album, is an eclectic collection that includes ten of his
twenty-five number one hits and six new, never before released,
tracks. Among the ten greatest hits is the beautiful,
contemplative mantra of the enlightened, "Live Like You
Were Dying" which went straight to the top of the pop and
country charts and then stayed at number one on the country
charts for a record breaking ten weeks.
talented touring band, The Dancehall Doctors, joined him in the
studio once again to record the new tracks so this brings a
familiar continuity to the music and a degree of excellence that
we've come to expect from these musicians. This album reaches
back more than a decade to include "Not A Moment to
Soon" and leaves us in the here and now with a never before
released bonus track; everything in between is certifiable ear
candy delivered via an iconic cowboy that, according to a
recent, unofficial poll, is equally equitable eye candy as well.
The new cuts are "When the Stars Go Blue,"
"Beautiful People," and "My Little Girl,"
which is from the motion picture "My Friend Flicka"
and one of the two songs that McGraw co-wrote on this album. He
also co-wrote on the insightful bonus track, "I've Got
Friends That Do."
CD contains two duets; the beautiful and dramatic "Like We
Never Loved at All" with Mrs. Tim McGraw, AKA country
beauty and superstar, Faith Hill. The other duet is "Over
and Over," featuring Nelly which went to number one on the
urban charts, where it stayed for twelve weeks, so I'll keep my
personal opinion on this track to myself since it earned the
right to be included on the album. There are plenty of other
songs among the sixteen tracks to keep me coming back. "My
Old Friend," "The Cowboy in Me “and”
Everywhere" are just a few.
years, I felt like a 'greatest hits' record was something you
did at the end of your career, not in the middle. As we searched
for names for this record, we wanted something that had meaning
to us -- the way these songs have meant something to us. What
you hear here is an image of the past reflecting back the shape
of what's to come -- toward what will be. With the band, our
past has become part of our future. Where we've been helps us
define where we'll go." Tim McGraw
thing for sure, where ever Tim McGraw goes, based on his career
achievements; twenty-six number one singles, countless Grammy's,
Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, American
Music and People's Choice Awards, it is certain to be far.
Click on the CD cover to order!
1. Live Like You Were Dying WM
2. My Old Friend WM
3. Like We Never Loved At All WM
4. The Cowboy In Me WM
5. When The Stars Go Blue (New) WM
6. Real Good Man WM
7. She’s My Kind Of Rain WM
8. Grown Men Don’t Cry WM
9. Not A Moment Too Soon WM
10. Watch The Wind Blow By WM
11. Over And Over (featuring Nelly) WM
12. Everywhere WM
13. Beautiful People (New) WM
14. Red Ragtop WM
15. My Little Girl (from the motion picture My Friend Flicka) (New)
16. I've Got Friends That Do (New) WM
(Windows Media Format)
Live Like You Were Dying:
Real Good Man:
She's My Kinf Of Rain
Cowboy In Me
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