Tim McGraw Explains How ‘Damn Country Music’ Mirrors His Own Story [Watch]
Tim McGraw’s new song, “Damn Country Music," is the title track to his forthcoming album. The song is about risking it all for a passion, and the artist says even though he didn’t write it, the track hits close to home for him and many others in the music industry.
“I think everyone that’s in this business, whether you’re an artist or not, can relate to that song,” he tells Taste of Country.
McGraw says to follow your dream, there’s often a trade-off, but it’s worth it.
“When you’re passionate about what your work is, you understand that there's sort of a little bit of a cost that it costs you, but you get so much back in return,” he muses.
He adds that “Damn Country Music” provides a bit of a through-line for the record, even though it’s not necessarily a thematic album.
“It’s got some contemporary stuff, it’s got some country stuff, and it’s got everything in between, and 'Damn Country Music' is sort of the bridge that ties it all together,” he explains.
The long-anticipated album is set to drop this Friday, Nov. 6, and even includes a duet with McGraw's daughter Gracie, which he says was kind of a hard sell.
"I was afraid to ask her because she’s way cooler than I am, and I was scared to death that she would say no,” he says. Thankfully she didn’t, and the song is the lead-off track on the album.
Check out the full video above to hear more about the significance of “Damn Country Music."
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