Sundown Heaven Town

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Sundown Heaven Town
Studio album by Tim McGraw
Released September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)
Genre Country
Label Big Machine
Producer Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw chronology
Two Lanes of Freedom
(2013)
Sundown Heaven Town
(2014)
Singles from Sundown Heaven Town
  1. "Lookin' for That Girl"
    Released: January 13, 2014
  2. "Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
    Released: April 14, 2014
  3. "Shotgun Rider"
    Released: September 8, 2014

Sundown Heaven Town is the thirteenth studio album by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released via Big Machine Records on September 16, 2014.

Content[edit]

The album has produced two singles in advance of its release: "Lookin' for That Girl" and "Meanwhile Back at Mama's", the latter of which features backing vocals from McGraw's wife, Faith Hill.

McGraw produced the album with Byron Gallimore, who has produced all of his albums. In an interview with Country Weekly, McGraw stated that, "“I think it’s a good microcosm of what my 20 or so years in music have been, in a lot of ways. You can certainly hear parts of my career throughout all of these songs, as well as the future and where my music is headed. To me, the title of the album is all about that time where you stop doing what you have to do, and start doing what you want to do."[1]

McGraw revealed the album's cover art and track listing on July 28, 2014. One day later, the album was made available for preorder via Amazon MP3 and the iTunes Store.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Billboard 88/100[4]
Newsday B+[5]
USA Today 3/4 stars[6]

Sundown Heaven Town received positive reviews from critics. Writing for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine suggested the music "come[s] on smooth and easy but have the foundation to last."[3] Chuck Dauphin saying for Billboard how "the singer stretches a little more than usual... and takes a few musical chances."[4] On behalf of USA Today, Jerry Shriver commenting how the project contains "many wise nuggets on the vet's solid outing."[6] Glenn Gamboa stating for Newsday how its an "Eclectic collection of country styles that brings (usually) great results."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Sundown Heaven Town — Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Overrated"   Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Rivers Rutherford 3:28
2. "City Lights"   Deric Ruttan 4:19
3. "Shotgun Rider"   Marv Green, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges 3:56
4. "Dust"   Rhett Akins, Rodney Clawson, Ben Hayslip 3:46
5. "Diamond Rings and Old Barstools" (duet with Catherine Dunn) Barry Dean, Luke Laird 3:18
6. "Words Are Medicine"   Tom Douglas, David Hodges, Zac Maloy 4:32
7. "Sick of Me"   Andrew Dorff 4:05
8. "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" (featuring Faith Hill) Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele 3:47
9. "Keep On Truckin'"   Blair Daly, Tim McGraw, Brad Warren, Brett Warren 3:06
10. "Last Turn Home"   Eric Arjes, Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris 3:56
11. "Portland, Maine"   Abe Stoklasa, Donovan Woods 3:43
12. "Lookin' for That Girl"   Mark Irwin, James T. Slater, Chris Tompkins 4:20
13. "Still on the Line"   Bob DiPiero, Jon Nite 3:52

Chart performance[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country CAN
2014 "Lookin' for That Girl" 18 15 85 30 47
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" 7 2 41 1 47
"Shotgun Rider"A 41 46
  • ACurrent single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.countryweekly.com/news/tim-mcgraw-reveals-track-listing-sundown-heaven-town
  2. ^ http://www.musicrow.com/2014/07/tim-mcgraws-sundown-heaven-town-to-release-in-september/
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (September 15, 2014). "Sundown Heaven Town - Tim McGraw | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Dauphin, Chuck (September 16, 2014). "Tim McGraw, 'Sundown Heaven Town': Track-by-Track Album Review". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Gamboa, Glenn (September 15, 2014). "'Sundown Heaven Town' review: Tim McGraw shows his versatility". Newsday. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Shriver, Jerry (September 16, 2014). "Listen Up: Tim McGraw, Barbra Streisand and Train". USA Today. Retrieved September 17, 2014.