What In God’s Name Is Going On In Tim McGraw’s “Way Down”?
It’s never too late to revitalize your career, or to train wreck it. Tim McGraw saw all the hubbub being made over “Old Town Road” and decided he could mumble rap about pure nonsense and call it country too. Bad for him though, none of the Gen Z’ers with their Tik-Tok apps know or care who Tim McGraw is, and now he’s exposed himself as just another old white dude looking like an idiot with his 52-year-old hip-hop gesticulations in a shirt two sizes too small. Faith Hill should make McGraw’s gym rat ass sleep on the couch for six weeks for releasing this mess.
“Way Down” featuring Shy Carter is not exactly a new song. McGraw released it 4 1/2 months ago. But few paid attention, and for good reason. It’s aggressively forgettable, and so obviously pandering to the pattern of country rap songs that really aren’t country or rap, and really don’t present a new pattern at all despite the way they’re presented in the media, there was no reason to react to it beyond letting off a good belly laugh 30 seconds in. If you were a McGraw fan, you just wanted to forget it.
But even as a pseudo country rap ditty, “Way Down” lacks the earworm infectiousness or cool factor that may fry traditional country fans as it flies up the charts by finding traction with 15-year-olds aping to it like morons for one another on their Instagram feeds. The paltry numbers “Way Down” has accrued after ample time to capture the Zeitgeist verify this harsh prognosis.
But that didn’t stop from Tim McGraw from electing to perform the song as part of the run up to Monday night’s (1-13) College Football Playoff between Clemson and LSU. A native of Louisiana, and needing an excuse to jump start his country rap mishap, McGraw he’d take the stage and do his worst with Shy Carter in tow. Sadly for Tim though, the performance had a sharply different result than the one intended. Shocked and appalled college football fans took to social media en masse to blow raspberries McGraw’s way and wonder just what the hell this old white dude trying to rap was doing on their screens. You mean this was the guy who sang “Don’t Take The Girl” and “Live Like You Were Dying”?
It’s not like Tim McGraw hasn’t made his fair share of missteps in his career. “Truck Yeah,” anyone? But over the past few years he’s also been a guy who seemed to be willing to grow old with his music and try to help country find a way back to its heart and soul. His last record Damn Country Music was a hell of a success with three Top 5 singles, including the #1 “Humble and Kind” written by Lori McKenna that ended up winning the CMA and Grammy for Song of the Year. He also had the #3 hit “How I’ll Always Be” with the line, “I’m a little more ol’ Hank Williams than that trendy crap…”
Now Tim McGraw is tractor rapping, “I’m talkin’ way outside with the crickets and the dogs and the ye’haws, and the grandmas…”
Oh, and get a load of the innuendo embedded in these lines:
“Got the country music playin’ and the country girls that know how to take you, way down, way down, way down…”
“Put your mouth to the spout where the gospel comes out, way down, way down, way down…”
Is this just a blow job song disguised as a Southern anthem, Tim McGraw? These lines make Lil Nas X’s verses about booties and boobies feel Shakespearean. I can’t believe Craig Wiseman had a hand in writing this song with Shy Carter, who’s the rap kid with McGraw who performs the “spout” line.
Oh, and also announced on Monday, this Shy Carter kid has signed to Warner Music Nashville off the strength of writing aggressively shitty songs like “Way Down,” and others like Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” that helped shutter their career, and Keith Urban’s worst song ever, “Never Coming Down” that wilted at radio. Way to reward mediocrity, assholes. Now we can have even more rap songs in country about getting head. I’m sure all the folks at Warner Nashville today are patting themselves on the back about how “inclusive” they’re being. But they’re just helping to make all popular music sound the same: shitty rap songs.
This was a bad, bad move, McGraw. You got lucky when “Way Down” was sequestered in obscurity and you could just shew it under the rug. Whipping it out in front of a national audience just proved what a national embarrassment much of country music has become, and why most of the sports world has jumped on the “What the hell has happened to country music?” bandwagon.
We’re better than this.
January 14, 2020 @ 9:58 am
Wow, that’s bad on so many levels.
January 14, 2020 @ 5:34 pm
Oh come on folks, that is a bad to the bones song., way down awesome. 👍
January 15, 2020 @ 9:11 am
Exactly!! Remember Eric Church did a rap song…
January 14, 2020 @ 10:01 am
I know why you had to write it Trigger – you have to mix the good with the bad but man I would have much rather read your thoughts on Martha Divine instead.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:19 am
I’m not sure what my thoughts are on the new Ashley McBryde song, and may not until I hear it in the context of the record. But if I figure it out, I will share it. The production is very Jay Joyce.
January 14, 2020 @ 6:08 pm
So was the last song. Not a good indication. Hope I am wrong, but I am thinking she will not go beyond where she is now. Again, hope I am wrong
January 17, 2020 @ 11:44 pm
Same as Miranda Lambert doing her last album with Joyce. I don’t think he’s the best fit for Lambert nor McBryde, which disappoints me to say because I’m a fan of both ladies.
January 18, 2020 @ 5:03 pm
Yes Anthony. Looks like another promising artist that is stepping into the “machine” and in the process losing who they were. That may be a bit premature, but indications are not encouraging.
January 15, 2020 @ 8:45 am
I saw the video for Martha Devine – I thought it was pretty funny
January 14, 2020 @ 10:10 am
In my opinion Tim McGraw had the two best albums of his career at the end of his big Machine era (Sundown Heaven Town and Damn Country Music). With the way this new album direction is going, it is leading me to believe that maybe Scott Borchetta knew what was best for Tim McGraw and Tim actually had no idea.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:20 am
This is not a bad assessment. I thought it was crazy when McGraw left Big Machine after doing so well.
January 14, 2020 @ 6:10 pm
Taylor Swift got to him.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:14 am
Tim is trying to hard trying to stay relevant by putting out music he thinks will keep him successful commercially rather than making the music he wants to. Not the first artist to think that way; not going to be the last unfortunately.
January 18, 2020 @ 11:27 pm
I don’t think that’s what is going on with this horrible mess of a song. The woman who has worked with Tim on scoping songs his entire career and his long-time producer’s wife, Missi, is Shy Carter’s manager. I suspect she pushed him toward Tim to boost Shy’s career. That doesn’t excuse Tim from recording this lyrical, boring mess, but I doubt this was an I need a boost as much as it is just a bizarre miscalculation. Tim needs to find songs again instead of asking people to write songs for projects. It’s not organic and it shows. He should be cementing his legacy and maybe he needs new people around him to make that happen.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:21 am
Not going to subject myself to listening to that. To my knowledge I have only heard a few of his songs over the years and they were never worth re-visiting. He is on my Mt. Rushmore of famous artists I don’t know anything about and I plan on keeping it that way.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:32 am
Wow, that was exceptionally bad. I’m not the biggest Tim McGraw fan, but he can do better than this.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:37 am
He was the beginning of the prancing pretty boys in tight jeans pandering to the lowest common denominator. He has always been terrible and this just reinforces it. For Christ sakes he’s rapping about Ellie May and Grandma.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:50 am
The only tracks I ever liked by him were because the songs were good; not that he was. He has a thin voice, he’s always loved novelties, and….I’m just not interested enough to listen to this one.
January 15, 2020 @ 7:41 am
cannot agree more!
January 14, 2020 @ 10:58 am
Tim McGraw has always been a pretty boy hack
January 14, 2020 @ 11:01 am
I counted the phrase “way down” 118 times.
January 14, 2020 @ 1:20 pm
I counted to 4, thought fuck this…
January 14, 2020 @ 11:01 am
the outlaw pandering side of this genre is just as bad, by the end of this century country as a genre will be somewhere around the likes of polka..outdated and a joke
January 15, 2020 @ 9:27 am
True country will always be around.
You might have to go to local festivals, family reunions, etc., to hear it. But it is not going away.
It’s the shi* storm being, produced, fabricated, and lauded today, as whatever, that is not going to hold up.
January 15, 2020 @ 11:14 am
You were mentioning that country by the end of the century, would be viewed as outdated, & a joke.
I replied as if you were saying it would be no more.
I do know that country has been viewed as outdated and a joke at different times in history, & by some that has always been the view.
i believe in my heart that it will survive, in it’s purest form at least a few more centuries.
Just out of curiosity, going to look up how long the mandolin has been around. 15th, 16th century … not sure
January 14, 2020 @ 11:04 am
This guy has 3 daughters, & he is putting out a song about, Yeah baby, suck it …
Scum of the year award(s), right here.
Not to mention the sacrilege of mentioning gospel in this car crash?
Poor, Can’t get it up anymore, McGraw
January 14, 2020 @ 11:10 am
A bit harsh. I don’t think singing about sex makes you scum.
January 14, 2020 @ 11:11 am
I had the unfortunate timing of tuning into the game just as this performance started. I looked at my wife and said “Is that Tim McGraw and what the hell is he doing?” Glad I wasn’t alone in that thinking.
January 14, 2020 @ 11:17 am
He’s also been hanging out with Blanco Brown. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by this shit sandwich.
January 14, 2020 @ 12:05 pm
I never been a fan of Tim’s music but to me Keith Whitley is the greatest country singer that ever walked the earth. It’s always frustrated me when Tim makes comments regarding Keith… “when ‘Miami My Amy’ came on, it made my jaw drop. It just made me realize that that’s the way it’s supposed to be done.” My thought is Tim then why didn’t you do it that way?
January 17, 2020 @ 11:50 pm
Exactly, Marc. One of my pet peeves is when a contemporary artists effuses in interviews about how much they love old-school country or, even worse, name-checks old-school country artists in the lyrics of their crappy songs, and then proceeds to release music that is downright disrespectful to the artists and genre that they profess to love so much.
January 14, 2020 @ 12:15 pm
First song on the list for the Pile Of Shit Award for the worst song of 2020.
Yes…it was released in 2019…who cares.
Tim McGraw is on the way down…way down…way down…way down…way down…way down…repeat 110 & take Shy Carter with you on the way down…way down…way down…
January 15, 2020 @ 6:29 pm
Fat Freddy's Cat
January 14, 2020 @ 12:15 pm
It’s sad that good songwriters can’t get the time of day from the Suits, but this gets recorded…ugh, even a total amateur like me would be embarrassed to claim this.
January 14, 2020 @ 12:27 pm
One of the worst parts about this story that can’t be overlooked is that the Tim McGraw performance with this guy Shy Carter was specifically timed to coincide with him signing a major label deal. Think of all the talented songwriters and performers who got overlooked so this guy can be country music’s next incarnation of a country rapper. The only good news is even a lot of Tim McGraw fans are seeing through this. “Way Down” was a flop with a ton of negative feedback, and trying to push it to college football fans was the completely wrong demographic. This thing is backfiring, and hard.
January 14, 2020 @ 4:13 pm
I’m too embarrassed to have this even playing in my office to see how bad it is, let alone record it. It is a shame. That being said, it’s pretty easy to record something and put it out nowadays. You won’t have any publicity but you can get it out there. I know you can find tons and tons of underground metal on sites like Bandcamp. I don’t know of any places to go to find obscure country/roots music though. I just pay attention to this site and a handful of labels.
strait country 81
January 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Rather listen to that pop chick Lizzo that my gf plays constantly.
January 14, 2020 @ 3:54 pm
At least she doesn’t pretend to be something she isn’t, and as far as hip-hop goes, she is well above average in terms of talent and creativity. Which is more than we can say for most of today’s pop “country” stars, including Tim McGraw on this song.
January 14, 2020 @ 4:16 pm
I don’t get this. I’ve heard Lizzo and don’t hear any talent or creativity, same when I hear Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. I’m all for giving hip hop artists their due when I do see something resembling intelligence or good musicianship. What about Lizzo makes people think she is talented? Is there songs I should check out other than the one you constantly hear on the radio? I’ve also heard the ‘where the hell’s my phone’ song. Please tell me you don’t think there is anything special in that song!
January 14, 2020 @ 10:26 pm
travis ..I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE LOUDLY . the three artists you mentioned are , to my mind , perfect examples of marketing and ‘ the emperor has no clothes’ . I have listened to their ‘music’…..I have watched their videos/performances and I have scratched my head at the feeding frenzy surrounding them and I come to that same conclusion each time . WTF ????
and we thought the end of the world was nigh with bro-country ?? the crap that swift and these three artists you mention , among others of course , are churning out may be THE low point for pop music in MY time ( a lotta years ) .
as I mentioned in a recent comment ….its almost unfathomable to think that we went from whitney houston’s incredible gift being the sound of pop radio to the artists above in such a short time with NO ONE calling ANYONE out on that .
January 17, 2020 @ 7:14 pm
I didn’t say I thought she was great. I said I thought she was above average. Granted, the average hasn’t set the bar very high.
January 14, 2020 @ 12:34 pm
To be honest, I barely care about radio singles anymore. I mean if Ridings Roads is the kind of shit you have to do to get to No. 1 for two weeks, who cares.
If Tim releases a quality album with 8 or 9 good cuts, I don’t care if he releases a trash song like this.
January 14, 2020 @ 2:36 pm
The thing about releasing a trash song is it better well take off for you because you run the risk of alienating your core fans. This one did not. This is Zac Brown 2.0.
January 14, 2020 @ 12:42 pm
I rate this two poop emojis. I just want to Nancy Kerrigan scream, “why?”
January 14, 2020 @ 12:58 pm
As bad as this is, Southern Voice is still the most horrendous, pandering thing he has ever released. It might be the worst country song ever.
January 14, 2020 @ 5:33 pm
That’s my favorite
January 18, 2020 @ 11:31 pm
You must have missed Looking For That Girl.
January 14, 2020 @ 1:10 pm
Truck yeah is a great song. F*ck yeah! [ irony ]
Quite sad given that we had so many improvements in the country music space. I don’t understand why he would go so low. What’s next for him? A EDM duet with Zac Brown Ipad? LOL
January 14, 2020 @ 1:28 pm
I don’t see what is so bad about this song? This song is mild compared to rappers songs.
January 14, 2020 @ 2:10 pm
Probably because you’re the target demo.
January 14, 2020 @ 1:38 pm
Prudish or not, I must say that “put your mouth to the spout where the gospel comes out” is surely the trashiest line in a mainstream country song ever. Our culture could not be more obsessed with sex, so it has to make its way into every aspect of our lives. Lines like that are just one step toward putting mainstream country in the gutter with the rest of popular music.
When I was a know-nothing middle schooler, the stupid corporate hip-hop with the trashiest songs and trashiest videos had taken over the genre, in the mid-late 90’s. That’s when I started listening to country music and guys like Tim McGraw and gals like Martina McBride. I thought the wholesomeness (“barbecue stain on my white t-shirt”) was the charm of country music, and it drew me in. I’m in my mid-30’s now and have long come to appreciate the heartbreak, drinkin’, cheatin’ songs too, of course, but the last thing I want to see is country music go the way of our pornified culture, where men no longer know the rudiments of manhood.
January 14, 2020 @ 9:52 pm
Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t see that as being sexual. I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean though, AT ALL.
January 15, 2020 @ 6:13 pm
You don’t see the crude and obvious allusion (mouth, spout, comes out) to oral sex?
January 15, 2020 @ 6:57 pm
No. But I am not looking for it either. Lots of things with spouts in the world to put your mouth on.
January 15, 2020 @ 7:27 pm
I think the spout is the penis.
January 16, 2020 @ 1:37 pm
I have no idea why you’d think that. None.
June 15, 2021 @ 6:41 am
wow youre totally oblivious to meaning of certain words put together in a sentence. “put your mouth on the spout” is gross, perverted and not necessary to the rest of the song.
January 14, 2020 @ 1:51 pm
Wait, Tim McGraw ditched both Curb AND Borchetta just so he could make….this?
Maybe Zac just dosed him on some Purple Drank Sizzurp??
January 16, 2020 @ 10:15 am
Can confirm promethazine-codeine could not contribute to this mess.
Separate subject, DJ Screw as other southern rappers came from rural areas, and most likely had a respect for traditional country. Pimp C had long referred to the slower southern style of rap as “country rap tunes”, although not a genre he was going in the direction of making it its own, and I think he would be first to say “Way Down” does not belong in the country genre. And if he and the other outspoken anti-mainstream rappers who died under mysterious circumstances, ie. 2Pac, were still around it may not be. Does Bone Thugs – Ghetto Cowboy need to re-classified? Cant get much more country nowadays than that.
January 17, 2020 @ 7:17 pm
I think he probably took a hit off some (very) old wacky tobaccy Nelly left him when they did a collab years ago.
January 14, 2020 @ 2:21 pm
Serious question: do you like any country rap and do you think it’s a legit sub genre? Chris Janson/Offset Say About Me? Anything else?
January 14, 2020 @ 2:45 pm
I nominated Yelawolf’s album “Love Story” for the Saving Country Music Album of the Year in 2015. Hypothetically, there is nothing wrong with blending country and rap. But the vast majority of the time, the only purpose behind it is to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and this song is a perfect example.
P.S. – There has no bigger opponent to the popularization and degrading of country rap than Yelawolf.
North Woods Country
January 14, 2020 @ 6:02 pm
Years ago Jamey Johnson lent their voices to a great hip hop song called “Orange Man.” I believe it was by Alexander Hamilton. It’s floating around the internet–I revisit it occasionally. It’s the only proper blend I’ve ever heard of the 2 styles.
Certain hip hop artists have obvious country roots and appreciation. The aforementioned Yelawolf and Nappy Roots come to mind.
January 14, 2020 @ 8:59 pm
I dont Mind Gangstagrass
North Woods Country
January 14, 2020 @ 9:01 pm
Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson***
January 14, 2020 @ 9:25 pm
Jamey Johnson also sang on “cold beer” with Colt Ford, which I hate to admit I don’t hate
January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Yeah. I occacionally listen to colt ford, big smo or the lacs (my guilty pleasures). But i’d NEVER lump them together with country. They’re rappers and their music is hiphop at it’s core, not country. To me it’s an sligthly less offputting and more relatable alternative to gangsta rap. I’m being very generous here.
January 14, 2020 @ 3:22 pm
Don’t be surprised that Craig Wiseman had a hand in writing this. For his many memorable hits, he’s also been sadly responsible for songs like Phil Vassar’s “Bobby With an i,” and more recently, Parmalee’s “Hotdamalama” – which is arguably the worst country song in the history of the genre. This is what happens when formerly young writers and artists teeter on the brink of becoming dirt old men hanging out at college parties looking creepy and desperate.
January 14, 2020 @ 6:21 pm
I am becoming embarrassed for country music. Modern radio is an embarrassment, the awards shows are an embarrassment, most new artists are as well.
I don’t fit in with it today. I certainly don’t fit in nor understand Americana. I’m not from Texas. Don’t care for the Nashville sound era (Thank you Chet Atkins). Most of the 80’s was good.
It’s like I am an old hippie and I don’t know what to do. Maybe I need to replay that song again to see if I can get some direction.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:37 pm
wayne …..i’ve often felt that a lot of REAL artists ….REAL talented players , writers and singers feel exactly the same and I know that many have just turned their backs on the state of things , at least mainstream-wise , altogether. the game has changed and its more of a game than it ever was . you don’t need a great song , a great voice , a great band or a great show . you just need spin doctors who can tap into the most gullible demographic and BOOM …you’re a star . force feed people until the musical wallpaper sounds ‘right’ to them and voila -you have your consumer and your $$$ .
January 15, 2020 @ 7:32 am
Yeah, it is a sad situation. I don’t know the answer to be honest.
January 15, 2020 @ 7:46 pm
As someone whos favorite kind of country is neo-traditional in the vein of Strait, Jackson, Randy Travis, Mark Chesnutt, Lee Ann Womack, etc, or simply 80’s and 90’s style country, I pretty much feel the same way. Sure, there are artists like Midland and Jon Pardi who are currently having success with more traditional leaning stuff, but so far it’s just not enough to make up for the rest of the crap Nashville is still pumping out and that radio still embraces. Guess that’s why I still mostly listen to my ipod, Spotify, Youtube, Pandora, etc.
January 14, 2020 @ 6:36 pm
If a 20 year old sang these lyrics, he/she would be labeled immature. A 52 year old man singing these lyrics is fucking disgusting. He’s tarnishing his legacy.
January 14, 2020 @ 7:17 pm
So disappointing. I loved he last single ‘Neon Church’ and this is such a huge step backwards.
January 14, 2020 @ 7:58 pm
Man I loved his song Meanwhile Back at Mama’s. It’s even more aggravating when you know the artist knows a good song when they hear it but chooses to cut garbage.
January 14, 2020 @ 8:20 pm
He needs to just start selling fitness equipment or calendars of his pretty self. I’d totally be down for some Tae-Bo (on mute) with Timbo. I feel embarrassed for Faith. But hey, this guy did bring us “Indian Outlaw” ‘-)
January 15, 2020 @ 6:38 pm
Indian Outlaw was a cool song- the only one I’ve heard by him that ever say anything about.
January 14, 2020 @ 8:32 pm
“now he’s exposed himself as just another old white dude looking like an idiot” Love this line! Really sums up how bad it’s getting.
January 14, 2020 @ 10:43 pm
Considering how much I liked Damn Country Music, I was hoping Tim McGraw was going to keep releasing music like that. It did seem to be a trend since Sundown Heaven Town was pretty good too. I thought I heard that neither sold very well (I could be wrong), but perhaps he’s chasing better numbers? If so, this obviously isn’t the answer he was looking for.
January 15, 2020 @ 3:40 am
Terrible. On the other hand at 52 he looks much better than me and i’m 10 years younger!
January 15, 2020 @ 4:45 am
He spends all his time working out when he could be out looking for songs that are actually good.
Also, I found the constant and prominent display of the big sign with “45” on it curious. While I’m assuming that’s a gate number of some stadium, it seems oddly (albeit subconsciously) pro-Trump coming from McGraw, a Democrat.
January 15, 2020 @ 7:58 am
’45’ was his dad’s baseball jersey number. Tim is a big liberal.
My coworker told me when they brought the Soul tour to Sacramento a few years ago Tim tried to say something positive about then Governor Jerry Brown.. he was welcomed to boos.
January 15, 2020 @ 5:17 pm
You seem to be a McGraw expert – any explanation why he’s wearing a Stanford baseball cap?
January 18, 2020 @ 11:36 pm
His daughter is a student at Stanford.
January 15, 2020 @ 3:59 am
It’s a free country, but this makes me think the rest of Tim’s catalog was just branding bullsh*t all along.
It goes without saying that country is not urban. This is just more Southern Pop. It’s too bad McGraw is such a Peter Pan.
January 15, 2020 @ 6:19 am
Mentioning the gospel in this way is absolutely the lowest of the low. This guy likes to tattoo a Jesus fish on the inside of his arm, then puts out a song with a line like that?! This might just be the end of McGraw, and for putting out this pandering slop, I say good riddance.
Best line in the article: “makes Lil Nas sound like Shakespeare.” Very accurate!
January 15, 2020 @ 6:28 am
I have to admit that I don’t pay too much attention to Tim McGraw, but it was a nice story him stepping away from the bro country trend and making some decent music, like Diamond Rings and Old Barstools. Oh, well. Good feelings gone.
January 15, 2020 @ 7:21 am
Country music ..pop music..ect the video’s it’s all about sex look at cellphone..it fucking sad that those people have kids…WE NEED INTELLIGENT…NOT FUCK UPS…..I GUESS YOU SINGERS OUT ..THAT’S ALL YOU KNOW…FUCKING SAD…
January 15, 2020 @ 9:29 am
I LIKE IT!!!
January 15, 2020 @ 9:38 am
Seems fitting they are playing this crap to an empty stadium. That’s a pretty good depiction of the market for this garbage.
January 15, 2020 @ 12:18 pm
Maybe McGraw will claim this is one of those stolen songs Trig investigated, and it’s not really McGraw himself.
January 15, 2020 @ 2:55 pm
I am sorry, but not even the soccer moms are so devoid of dignity that they’d defend this garbage.
January 17, 2020 @ 7:26 pm
Sadly, that’s not true. Look at the number of stan comments on this article. More than I’d expected.
January 15, 2020 @ 6:41 pm
You don’t see the crude and obvious allusion (mouth, spout, comes out) to oral sex?
January 15, 2020 @ 6:43 pm
Trigger, I really wish you’d learn to better express yourself so we could get a mental picture of how you really feel! LOL
Great writing bud
January 15, 2020 @ 6:49 pm
This single want cause me to forget the wonderful music Tim McGraw has brought us over the pass years. If radio plays it, blame them.
Atomic Zombie Redneck
January 16, 2020 @ 10:25 am
Wow. Damn you, Trigger, for sharing this and tempting me to listen. Two minutes I’ll never, ever get back.
Maria G. Christa
January 16, 2020 @ 11:15 am
Tim is the NEW COUNTRY MUSIC. HIS sign of the times choice of tunes is about his generation. He appeals to all genre although categorized limitedly to just Country Music. He expands his horizon and does not submit to labels or branding. He is open-minded and takes country music where it’s never been. He looks mighty fine because he takes good care of his physique for good reasons … being out there in public’s eye constantly being criticized or complimented. He takes it like a man should. His talent is never ending and he can perform past his prime anytime he wants … He is built that way. Tough yet sensitive man he is for all to see. Maria G. Christa ( a native of Las Vegas, Nevada , the entertainment capital of the world.)
January 16, 2020 @ 12:43 pm
indeed ,,,,he IS the new ‘country’ music …….all appearance , all hype , all trend , all the time .
sad thing is that many of his album cuts over the years have been among the best songs written . he undermines that with his chameleon-like approach to the genre and radio . how bout a guy like this with $$$ to burn and a long-time following tries to do something to help get that great material to radio rather than pandering every other song ? reba did it ….stapleton is doing it ….church , to some extent , tries to do it .
January 16, 2020 @ 2:04 pm
Some people have class & integrity, and some do not.
I hope this time period is a mental day of reckoning for Tim McGraw, and now he can take a step back, reflect, sit quietly, take a walk, whatever, and realize this is not cool.
Not on any level.
Talk to God. Listen. Come to Peace.
This song seems to send up a red flag of someone who is in deep trouble.
He can dig his way out, if he is willing
January 18, 2020 @ 3:04 pm
This comment just gave me AIDS!!
Doesn’t submit to labels and branding?? THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING IN THIS SONG!!!
January 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
OMG…..biggest piece of ‘country’ shit released in years and years and years ….
it HAS GOT TO MAKE REAL SONGWRITERS AND REAL ARTISTS absolutely cringe that they are part of this business and a guy with ‘pull’ puts out this mindless bullshit . in fact it should be making all music lover’s cringe .it’s like he’s let EVERYONE down …from his family to his fans to his band to every songwriter being turned down every day by artists and publishers and labels for not having ‘ what we’re looking for ‘. i love my son …but if he wrote this and played it for me i’d have a very long talk with him about how useless this is on every level . Tim has obviously gone to Tim’s head .
any station or affiliate of broadcast conglomerates who would play this are every bit as guilty as m’cGraw and company are for ever recording and releasing it. shame on them all for this .
January 16, 2020 @ 1:45 pm
He should really be punished for this.
thumbs way down
January 16, 2020 @ 6:19 pm
the fat tim mcgraw would have never done this. the skinny one thinks hes cooler than he actually is
January 17, 2020 @ 7:13 am
Wow! This is the absolute the most ridiculous article by someone who clearly doesn’t like Tim. As for the rest of you critics, if you don’t like him fine but there is no need to be so incredibly hateful. I love Tim and think he’s incredibly talented. This whole news article is just another example of the hate in this country.
January 17, 2020 @ 6:38 pm
“Got the Georgia Line and the Georgia Pines and a Georgia girl that’s on my mind
Got the country music playin’ and the country girls that know how to take you
way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down
Way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down
Way on down
Come on, y’all know what I’m talking about
Put your mouth to the spout where the gospel comes out
Way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down
Way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down, way down
Way on down”
Which part of this incredibly talented lyric do you love the most, Michelle? I mean, it’s all so incredible, he even looks a young buck if it weren’t for his aging face!
Tim, at 53, pandering to porn culture. What’s not to love, amirite?
January 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tell it, Corncaster
January 17, 2020 @ 7:20 pm
“Someone who clearly doesn’t like Tim”? You’re someone who clearly hasn’t read the WHOLE article.
January 18, 2020 @ 12:02 am
As always, Trigger states a simple, obvious truth that most other commentators won’t:
“This Shy Carter kid has signed to Warner Music Nashville off the strength of writing aggressively shitty songs … Way to reward mediocrity, assholes. … I’m sure all the folks at Warner Nashville today are patting themselves on the back about how ‘inclusive’ they’re being. But they’re just helping to make all popular music sound the same: shitty rap songs.”
January 18, 2020 @ 12:19 am
I wish Shy Carter were even more shy — too shy to share his shitty music with us.
And by the way, has anyone else noticed the similarity between the chorus of Way Down and that of Jason Aldean’s equally bad We Back?