Tim McGraw - Let
Album Review By: Penny
Rondinella, CSO Staff Journalist
first remember hearing Tim McGraw’s great voice in 1994 with
"Indian Outlaw". It kicked off a string of McGraw
anthems, such as "Down on the Farm", "I Like
It, I Love It" and the amazingly sweet song "Don’t
Take The Girl", which came to be McGraw’s first number
one hit. It showed us that he had a sensitive side and
being good looking didn’t hurt him at all. I’ve
followed his career from then on, because I saw something that
stood out in his voice and I liked what I heard. I’ve
seen him live a few times, with and without Faith, and have
never been disappointed.
McGraw has come
along way in his not so many years. remember what he said he
was going to do in his hit "My Next 30 Years"?
He’s not only making more and more number one hits, he’s
become a movie star, been inducted into the Country
Music Hall of Fame, and beyond that, has become a family man
with a heart of gold.
release, his 11th album, is titled Let It Go, and
features 13 brand new tracks including his hit single "Last
Dollar (Fly Away)", along with a new duet with his
beautiful wife Faith Hill. This is McGraw’s first studio
album in nearly three years in which he co-produces with the
help of Byron Gallimore and Darren Smith. The Dancehall
Doctors, McGraw’s touring band, helps him once again on this
album, their third consecutive project.
Hill joins McGraw on two of the albums tracks, "I Need
You" and "Shotgun River". You can hear the love
in their voices, you don’t have to see them in person (even
though it’s always better to see them live), it comes
through in their music. Truly soul mates, McGraw and Hill show
in "I Need You" that love songs are best sung when
two people are really in love. Being able to express through a
song the love they have for each other, you can feel the
warmth of that love when they sing so perfectly together.
I saw Tim and
Faith some time ago on the Spontaneous Combustion Tour in
L.A., they were amazing then and I’m sure even more amazing
now. I hope to get to see them again soon. The exude love
everywhere they go. You can see it in their eyes when they
look at each other. It’s the kind of love you read
about, but their love is real.
I loved his
song that says no matter what life brings us, whether it is
devastating or not, nothing is worth drinking, driving and
dying for. "Nothin’ To Die For", is a song about
how we all need to get our priorities straight. McGraw sings
his heart out on this subject.
McGraw shows us
his songwriting skills on the tenth track titled "Train
#10". We don’t see much of his writing even though he
says he does plenty, just not ones he likes enough to record.
Maybe in the future we’ll hear more and more. It seams
lately he’s doing songs that are a reflection of his life.
isn’t a bad song on this amazing project, I can’t say
enough about it. McGraw keeps showing us that his talent
just doesn’t end.
Dollar" - the debut single off the album has that special
touch at the end with his sweet daughters voices singing the
song. What a great tribute to them.
keeps McGraw real to me, he puts family above all his fame and
fortune. He is such a loving and devoted family man, and
that says everything.
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Dollar (Fly Away)
2. I’m Workin’
3. Let It Go
4. Whiskey And You
7. Put Your Lovin’ On Me
8. Nothin’ To Die For
9. Between The River And Me
10. Train #10
11. I Need You
12. Comin’ Home
13. Shotgun Rider
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