Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – Tim McGraw dropped a surprise – a six-song EP, "Poet's Resumé," on Big Machine Records.
McGraw also dropped a video track for the first song on the release, "Runnin' Outta Love."
This follows the release of his 17th studio album, "Standing Room Only." The title track hit the top of the charts.
The DEP was produced by McGraw and his longtime producing partner Byron Gallimore.
The track list is:
Runnin' Outta Love // (Matt McGinn, Lindsay Rimes, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
Hurt People // (Tom Douglas, Sara Beth Go, Brett Taylor)
20 For 30 // (Lance Miller, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
One Bad Habit // (Marc Beeson, Aaron Eshuis, Tony Lane)
Been Around A While // (Steve Dorff, Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Steele)
Poet's Resumé // (Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne, Scott Stepakoff)
Tim McGraw's collection, "Here on Earth," finds the country star sounding peaceful and down to Earth. He's more meditative than overly active, throughout. It's very much an adult album in that McGraw is speaking from the perspective of maturity, rather than pretending he's still a young man. If he's got any barbecue statins on his white t-shirt, he's not letting on here.
McGraw burns through five mellow tracks before he gets to anything with a discernable beat. ...
Tim McGraw said of his 14th studio album, "Damn Country Music," "It's is all about passion, (taking him back to 1989) "when I came to Nashville to chase my dreams."
Country music has richly rewarded him over the past two decades, and he honors the genre's tradition here. The album gets off to a very traditional start with Celtic folk. The flute and skillful acoustic picking on the opener "Here Tonight" bring a Mark Knopfler tune immediately to mind. ...
The banjo comes first out of the speakers, the opening strains of "Overrated," the lead-off song on Tim McGraw's latest. But with a "1-2-3-4" count, the mood changes and goes for a more modern country approach. McGraw does about the same on the follow-up "City Lights" with Michael Landau's steely, but rocking lead guitar taking over near the conclusion as it does later hard on "Sick of Me" where the protagonist contemplates a need to turn his life around. ...