October 23

“Real Good Man:” Tim McGraw’s Chart-topping Country Hit


They say a “Real Good Man” still exists nowadays, do you think so too?

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A bad guy can turn into a real good man, especially when he falls in love. Every person changes when they fall in love because they want to be a better person for their beloved. Sometimes, people judge others based on the physical appearance of the person and not the personality. Why? That is because of what we see in the society we are living in right now. Even if we can no longer change that thinking, we should at least prove to ourselves that the judgments of others do not define who we are.

Their judgments should not be the basis of who we want to become because we cannot please everyone. We cannot please them to love and accept us, but what we can do is to find inner peace.

Continue what you are doing and let your success be your voice to their judgements. In line with this is Tim McGraw‘s single “Real Good Man.”

“Real Good Man”

It is a country ballad written by Rivers Gallimore and George Teren. This track was recorded by one of the country music stars, Tim McGraw. Tim’s rendition was released in May 2003 from his album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors.

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Upon the release of the song, it immediately entered into country charts and peaked at number 1 on the US Hot Country Songs chart and at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

About the Song

According to Rutherford, one of the writers, “Real Good Man” is inspired by how his female friend described him at a party and the idea of the song came out.

“At a party one evening my friend Claudia walked up to my wife and said, ‘I just love Rivers, and I’ll tell you why: Cause he’s a bad boy, but he’s a good man.’ My wife pulled me aside and asked, ‘who is this woman, and why does she know so much about you?’ I laughed and explained that she was a friend and not to worry about it cause she just put one of the kids through college!”

He added,

“There was a room full of songwriters there, and I thought, ‘Man, this thing is going to get written 20 times.’ I went in to write with George the next day. We were writing this ballad, and it was quitting time. He was putting his guitar away when I thought, ‘Here’s two guys with hits under their belts, supposedly professional songwriters, and they have this money title and can’t do anything with it?’ I got angry, so I rattled off a few lines, and George pulled his guitar back out. We worked it out in a few hours.”

Listen to Tim McGraw’s “Real Good Man” below:


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