Tim McGraw‘s first single on Big Machine Records is turning into a little bit of a big deal. The country music superstar’s “Truck Yeah” is the highest debut of his career at number 22 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, and number 25 on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck chart for his highest solo debut ever. His previous best was in 2002 with “Grown Men Don’t Cry” at number 30. “Truck Yeah” was the most added song on country music radio with 99 stations reporting in as playing the single.
“Country radio has given me an amazing career already,” said McGraw. “I’m 20 years into it, so to be having my highest chart debut ever is such a cool thing. I can’t thank everyone in radio enough for the support they’ve shown me over the years and especially now as I’m starting a new chapter with a new label. It means more to me than ever…the best is really yet to come!”
“Truck Yeah” was co-written by Chris Lucas, Preston Burst, Danny Myrick, and Chris Janson. Tim co-produced the single with Byron Gallimore.
Tim is out on the “Brothers Of The Sun” tour with Kenny Chesney performing in front of thousands of rowdy country music fans in stadiums across the United States. On Sunday, the pair’s tour stopped at Target Field in Minneapolis with the Minneapolis Star Tribune commenting “Without question, award McGraw, the son of the late World Series champion relief pitcher Tug McGraw, a save for Sunday’s Brother of the Sun show. In fact, give him the MVP award for the whole day…he was perfect for the party-loving crowd…he clearly knows his ways around stadiums.”
Tim’s next tour stop is with Kenny is this weekend at the Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California on Saturday, and Oakland’s O.co Coliseum on Sunday night. For a full list of tour dates visit timmcgraw.com.