Tim McGraw’s “If You’re Reading This” Is In High Demand

Brody Vercher | May 25th, 2007

  • Twangville claims that Emotionalism from The Avett Brothers is a “great addition to the Avett catalog and is arguably their best yet.”
  • Fans of Cledus T. Judd can celebrate with the announcement of his upcoming tribute to Ray Stevens, Boogity, Boogity — A Tribute to the Comedic Genius of Ray Stevens. The album is due out later this summer and contains some high profile country stars as guests, including a collaboration with Stevens himself on “The Streak”.
  • Despite not having a studio recording of “If You’re Reading This”, Tim McGraw entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 35. McGraw’ s manager said they’re addressing the fact that they don’t have a studio recording yet, but in the mean time radio stations are playing the live version from the CBS broadcast. Also check out the poll on Coquet-Shack asking listeners whether they think the song should be released as a single or not. Only 1% of the 139 voters have said no thus far. CS plans to pass the results on to Curb Records. Be sure to check out Matt’s review of the song and watch the live performance of Tim McGraw from the ACM Awards.
  • LiveDaily has a pretty extensive interview with Gretchen Wilson in which she talks about breaking a guitar on stage with Big & Rich, her songwriting process, and why she only writes with her friends.
  • When Colin Raye’s independent label deal fell through he had a couple of friends step in and create their own label, Starpointe Records, to help release his album. Ken Kragen and Pat Melfi are the co-founders of Starpointe Records and Raye is the only artist signed at the moment, which is the way they like it. The first single, “A Soldier’s Prayer”, is a patriotic song that radio stations were wanting to play before final copies were even available.
  • Chet Flippo says goodbye country radio and hello to custom country radio.
  • Yikes! David Allan Coe owes his ex-wife nearly $300,000 in back child support.
  • The producers of Austin City Limits have another sure-to-be hit festival with the first ever Big State Festival in October. The festival will be a two day event in Bryan-College Station, TX and will include about 50 acts on five stages. Artists scheduled to perform include: Tim McGraw, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Miranda Lambert, The Wreckers, Los Lonely Boys, Jack Ingram, Robert Earl Keen, and a whole lot more. Tickets go on sale on June 5th.
  • And last but not least, to kick start our Summer Time T-shirt Giveaway, we have our first winner. Rex’s email was the first to pop-up in our fancy random email generator that Brady coded up. Rex has commented a couple of times, but most recently on Matt’s review of Confederate Railroad’s latest single, “Please Come to Boston”. Start leaving your comments today to be entered for next Friday’s giveaway.

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  1. Kevin
    May 27, 2007 at 12:24 am

    I’ve been watching Cledus on Celebrity Fit Club and I’ve found him endearing, even though some of his mean-spirited parodies bashing the Chicks back in ’03 turned me off back then.

    I’m curious to hear the Stevens tribute, and even more curious to know why he has a song getting radio airplay called “Illegals” that doesn’t appear on that upcoming album. The title makes me fear the worst, and I can’t even figure out from it what it might be a parody of, if it is one at all.

  2. Kevin
    May 27, 2007 at 12:26 am

    Oops, “Illegals” has apparently been added to the Stevens album, according to Amazon.

  3. Jim Malec
    May 27, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Uggg….Judd does the mroning show on WQYK here in Tampa, and let me tel you–he gets very old, very, very fast.

  4. kaley
    October 22, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    i love this song if i would listen to this like 4 times i would cry so hard i love this song

  5. sandy Lockwood
    August 22, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Tim,
    I just lost my son on July 13, 2009
    This song always made me cry. My son loved country musit I believe he seen you and Faith in concert. He seen lots of country singers.
    Thank for great music.
    Sandy

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