Tim McGraw’s album holds moments of corny country, wisdom

Heather Mangan

Heather Mangan

Many of the songs on Tim McGraw’s newest album Live Like You Were Dying could have been written by an old man sitting on a rocker on his front porch trying to share his wisdom with younger generations.

Live Like You Were Dying, McGraw’s ninth album, reveals McGraw to be someone who has learned many lessons and is taking life for what it is.

McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, his longtime touring band, created the album in a mountain studio in upstate New York.

McGraw told www.countrystars.com the trip was extraordinarily successful and allowed them to produce a great album. He said it is an album that has a “personal feel” and many can really relate to the lyrics.

The hit single “Live Like You Were Dying” is a good taste of the album’s tone and themes. The song is about man who learns that his life will soon be cut short due to cancer. The man in the song decides to stops taking life for granted and enjoy it for what it’s worth.

This song is beautiful and whether you are a country music fan or not, this song has a lesson we all can benefit from.

“Walk Like A Man” is a sweet song, about a boy who adores his alcoholic father, that reminds us of the difficulties we all have to endure.

Although the album has some truly inspiration lyrics, there are those few typical corny country music songs. Songs like “Do You Want Fries With That?” “Open Season On My Heart” and “Everybody Hates Me” are typical songs that many of think when we think of country music. These trite songs actually diminish the other beautiful songs on the album.

Over all, the album is touching and warm. McGraw has a sweet, pure voice that presents his messages with feeling and sincerity.

3.5 Stars (out of 5)

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