Truck Yeah-Tim McGraw (Big Machine)

Sad. I can’t imagine being more disappointed. I was all primed, eager for some great new monster hit to be the first release on his new label. He’s had plenty of time to work on new music, waiting for lawyers to work out his divorce from Curb. He signs with the very hot label, one with a continuing and impressive run of success and this is what they give us? It does have a cool guitar riff intro, I’ll give it that. But then he opens with the line about havin’ Lil Wayne on his iPod? Are you freakin’ kidding me!! Have you ever actually HEARD the filthy, misogynistic crap that comes out of that guy’s mouth!? To even mention his name on a Country radio station, much less endorse him is danged near sacrilegious. Tim and the PR department are telling us what a great response the song’s been getting at his concerts. Well, sometimes that means something to radio and sometimes it doesn’t. This being one of those times. Look, a bunch beer’d-up, heavy-duty fans who paid fifty to ninety bucks a ticket will just love hearing a song like this where they can replace the letters T and R with the letter F and get to scream “F… Yeah!” at the top of their lungs with another 20 or 30 thousand like-minded inebriates. That can be some fun for some folks for about five minutes on a Saturday night. I get it. But hearing this song with it’s grating pseudo-hook on your car radio as you drive the kids to school? I don’t think so. I’m watchin’ for the UPS every day now, waiting for the new album so’s I can find something to play.

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