Let It Go (Tim McGraw album)

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Let It Go
Studio album by Tim McGraw
Released March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)
Genre Country
Length 52:39
Label Curb
Producer Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Darran Smith
Tim McGraw chronology
Tim McGraw Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(2006)
Let It Go
(2007)
Greatest Hits: Limited Edition
(2008)
Singles from Let It Go
  1. "Last Dollar (Fly Away)"
    Released: January 8, 2007 (2007-01-08)
  2. "I Need You"
    Released: April 23, 2007 (2007-04-23)
  3. "If You're Reading This"
    Released: June 11, 2007 (2007-06-11)
  4. "Suspicions"
    Released: November 26, 2007 (2007-11-26)
  5. "Kristofferson"
    Released: March 17, 2008 (2008-03-17)
  6. "Let It Go"
    Released: July 21, 2008 (2008-07-21)
  7. "Nothin' to Die For"
    Released: January 5, 2009 (2009-01-05)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (73/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
The Boston Globe (positive) [4]
Country Weekly (favorable) [5]
Entertainment Weekly B− [6]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars [7]
People 3/4 stars [8]
Plugged In (unfavorable) [9]
PopMatters 8/10 stars [10]
Robert Christgau (choice cut) [11]
Stylus Magazine B− [12]
The 9513 4/5 stars [13]

Let It Go is the ninth studio album by Tim McGraw. Released on March 27, 2007, it was his first studio album in two and a half years. Let It Go entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at number one with sales of 325,000. The album has produced seven Top 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including a number one; one of those seven songs was only included on later issues of the album. Of all McGraw's albums, this one has produced the most singles in his career.

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The first single from the album, "Last Dollar (Fly Away)" (written by Big Kenny of Big & Rich), reached the top of the country charts in early 2007, giving McGraw his first number one hit since "Back When" in late 2004. Following it was "I Need You", a duet with his wife Faith Hill. This song peaked at #7. Shortly after the latter was released, McGraw charted with a live rendition of the song "If You're Reading This". He performed that song live at the Academy of Country Music awards in May 2007. A month after this song entered the charts, the album was re-issued with "If You're Reading This" added to the track listing. Afterwards, that song was later officially issued as the album's third single and reached #3 on the country charts.

"If You're Reading This" was followed in late 2007 by "Suspicions", a cover of Eddie Rabbitt's number one hit from 1979. However, McGraw's version became the second Top 40 hit of all his career to miss the Top 20 by peaking at #12 on Hot Country Songs. Following that song were "Kristofferson" and the title track in 2008; the former also failed to make the Top Ten by at #16 while the latter went to #2 in early December. The seventh single, "Nothin' to Die For", was released in January 2009. It entered the Hot Country Songs chart as an album cut at #57 in late December before its official release that month.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Last Dollar (Fly Away)" (Big Kenny) – 4:30
  2. "I'm Workin'" (Darrell Scott, Lori McKenna) – 3:40
  3. "Let It Go" (Aimee Mayo, Bill Luther, Tom Douglas) – 3:45
  4. "Whiskey and You" (Chris Stapleton, Lee Thomas Miller) – 3:47
  5. "Suspicions" (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens, Randy McCormick) – 5:16
  6. "Kristofferson" (Anthony Smith, Reed Nielsen) – 3:23
  7. "Put Your Lovin' on Me" (Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird) – 3:34
  8. "Nothin' to Die For" (Craig Wiseman, Miller) – 4:13
  9. "Between the River and Me" (Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Brett Beavers) – 3:53
  10. "Train #10" (Tim McGraw, Brad Warren, Brett Warren) – 3:58
  11. "I Need You" (David Lee, Tony Lane) – 4:08
  12. "Comin' Home" (Rivers Rutherford, Steve McEwan) – 4:06
  13. "Shotgun Rider" (Smith, Jeffrey Steele, Sherrié Austin) – 4:21
    • duet with Faith Hill
  14. "If You're Reading This" (McGraw, Brad Warren, Brett Warren) – 4:12

Chart performance[edit]

Let It Go entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at # 1, his fourth #1 album, and on the Top Country Albums number-one album his eleventh album at #1.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Country US CAN
2007 "Last Dollar (Fly Away)" 1 13
"I Need You" (with Faith Hill) 8 50 75
"If You're Reading This" 3 41 81
"Suspicions" 12 87
2008 "Kristofferson" 16 110
"Let It Go" 2 47 75
2009 "Nothin' to Die For" 5 68 76

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Preceded by
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
by Modest Mouse
Billboard 200 number-one album
April 14, 2007
Succeeded by
Now 24 by Various artists
Preceded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 14, 2007 - April 28, 2007
Succeeded by
Bucky Covington by Bucky Covington