Tim McGraw song scores at radio despite not being released
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Tim McGraw song scores at radio despite not being released

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 – Tim McGraw's Academy of Country Music Awards show performance of "If You're Reading This" drew such a response that it was 35th on the Billboard singles chart last week without even being recorded by McGraw. That may be change, according to McGraw's manager.

Radio stations are playing the live version of the song, which is about fallen heroes. "The response of the people; to see in their words how this song has touched them, is so inspiring," said McGraw.

"I want to let everyone know we are working with Tim and his label to address the fact we don't have a studio recorded version of this song," said McGraw's manager Scott Siman. "Tim and The Warren Brothers wrote this song only a few weeks ago, and it was only a matter of days before the ACM Awards that Tim made the decision to debut this song on the show because he was so incredibly moved by its message - and what an incredible moment it was."

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