Tim McGraw

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From December 13 to December 27 in 2014, “Shotgun Rider” topped the chart at No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Making it as one of Tim McGraw’s best-selling single. It was preceded by “Something In The Water” by Carrie Underwood. Then, it was succeeded by “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” by Craig Wayne Boyd.

Let’s have a little throwback by listening to Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider.” This song will bring back the country sounds in 2014. McGraw’s voice can reach country music enthusiasts from the young to the elderly. He can touch us through his choice of music. Moreover, the themes of his songs can reach out to everyone from heartbreak, to family, to friendship, to life, and to experiences. But, this particular song will make you jive as it sounds a bit of rockin’.

The Song…

Marv Green, Hillary Lindsey, and Troy Verges are the songwriters behind “Shotgun Rider.” It was McGraw’s third single from his album “Sundown Heaven Town.” Also, the song was released on September 8, 2014.

As mentioned above, it was one of McGraw’s most successful single of his career. In fact, it was certified Gold by RIIA on January 9, 2015.

The Lyrics…

Horses are running wide open I just gotta ride

To those honky-tonk bars that stay open way past closing time

Songs ’bout free-thinkin‘ and drinkin’ sure light my fire

That flame leaves a scar on my heart like an old branding iron

She said, Rodeo man, where are you going?

Don’t you know that the life of a cowboy is no good alone?

If you tear down that fence of rusty barbed wire

Then I’ll lay down beside you and be your shotgun rider

Yesterday’s nothing but dust I brush off my boots

While I’m wearing out roads, don’t you know that I’m sure missing you?

When I leave, you’ll be wondering when I’ll be back again

Between Texas, and ranchers, and old friends, where do you fit in?

She said, Rodeo man, where are you going?

Don’t you know that the life of a cowboy is no good alone?

If you tear down that fence of rusty barbed wire

Then I’ll lay down beside you and be your shotgun rider

C’mon

Hey, Rodeo man, where are you going?

Don’t you know that the life of a cowboy is no good alone?

If you tear down that fence of rusty barbed wire

Then I’ll lay down beside you and be your shotgun rider

Woman, come lay down beside me and be my shotgun rider

Critiques…

The song has received positive feedbacks and reviews. Reviews were saying that “Shotgun Rider” was an outcome of creative minds of songwriters, producers, and singers. Also, the song was a great result of how musically inclined McGraw is.  Indeed, McGraw is one of the best country artists of this generation.

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