Thursday, April 27, 2023 – Tim McGraw today released the world premiere of the video for his latest single "Standing Room Only" via CMT.
The single is the title track from McGraw's forthcoming 17th studio album due later this year on Big Machine Records.
The video aired every hour during CMT's video hours today and ran in full on the Paramount billboard in Times Square twice.
Director Andrew Sandler created a montage of life's simple moments with images of McGraw singing from an old car junkyard.
"We're having so much fun seeing how this song hits with people. The response has been incredible, so we wanted to carry that energy through in the video. I love how Andrew and the crew built the car set and lit the junkyard performance. The cars and the lights were such a great metaphor for shedding the past and moving forward."
Written by Craig Wiseman, Tommy Cecil, and Patrick Murphy, "Standing Room Only" was McGraw's biggest first-week on streaming with more than 3 million global streams.
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