Meanwhile Back at Mama's

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"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
Single by Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
from the album Sundown Heaven Town
Released April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:47
Label Big Machine
Writer(s) Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Lookin' for That Girl"
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
"Shotgun Rider"
Faith Hill singles chronology
"American Heart"
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" is a song recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill. It was released in April 2014 as the second single from his second studio album for Big Machine Records, Sundown Heaven Town.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song a positive review, and praised Hill's harmony on the song. He stated that "Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill had beauty and style in excess, and that sincerity spilled into the first few rows. None of those qualities are lacking on this simply wonderful country ditty." He also praised Faith Hill's vocals, saying "together, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have never missed. Each song they record together feels like a gift. They're strategic with when they share a studio, never doing so when the time and song isn’t right. The chorus of this song is a sing-along with familial roots. Anyone other than Hill would have almost been offensive."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shane Drake and premiered in June 2014.[3] The video was shot at Tim & Faith's farm in Nashville and performance shots from their 2014 ACM performance was also used in the video.

Chart performance[edit]

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" debuted at number 41 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of May 3, 2014. The song peaked at #2 on country airplay. The song has sold 585,000 copies in the U.S. as of October 2014.[4]

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 47
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 41
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 32
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 20
Preceded by
by Lady Antebellum
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

August 23, 2014
Succeeded by
by Lady Antebellum


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone