McGraw "Called Mama"
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McGraw "Called Mama"

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Tim McGraw will release his first new music, "I Called Mama," since returning to Big Machine Records next Friday.

Seen through the lens of the special connection with mothers, "I Called Mama" is a look at the ways we ground ourselves when we are shaken or hurting. Written by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, the song was produced by McGraw and Byron Gallimore.

McGraw said, "On the one hand, this song is literally, 'hey, call your mom.' On the other hand, you look at a time like this, there are real hardships for everyone, and it's a great reminder that hearing someone's voice who knows you and loves you can help you get through anything. I think it's at these very difficult times that music can help and the power of a song can give someone a moment of clarity or comfort, or just a smile. Especially now, when we seem to need it more than ever."

The single will launch with a lyric video containing some never-before-seen footage of McGraw as a baby with his mom. McGraw asked fans to send in videos and photos of their moms to be included in the larger scale music video releasing later this month. "Mother's definitely deserve to be honored more than one day a year. We've have had such an incredible response of people sharing their special Mama videos, we are going to get you something really special in a few weeks," McGraw added.

There was no word on when a full-length CD would be released.


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