McGraw records personal record
Monday, July 9, 2012
– Tim McGraw's first single for Big Machine Records, Truck Yeah,
debuted at 22 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and 25 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart, marking his highest solo chart debut ever.
His previous record was in 2002 when Grown Men Don't Cry debuted at 30. The new song also set the pace this week as the most added song with 99 stations on board.
"Country radio has given me an amazing career already," said McGraw. "I'm 20 years into it, so to be having my highest chart debut ever is such a cool thing. I can't thank everyone in radio enough for the support they've shown me over the years and especially now as I'm starting a new chapter with a new label. It means more to me than ever...the best is really yet to come."
Truck Yeah was written by Chris Lucas, Preston Brust, Danny Myrick and Chris Janson and produced by Byron Gallimore and McGraw.
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