Damn Country Music

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Damn Country Music
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2015 (2015-11-06)
Recorded2015
Genre
LabelBig Machine
Producer
Tim McGraw chronology
Sundown Heaven Town
(2014)
Damn Country Music
(2015)
The Rest of Our Life
(2017)
Singles from Damn Country Music
  1. "Top of the World"
    Released: August 4, 2015
  2. "Humble and Kind"
    Released: January 20, 2016
  3. "How I'll Always Be"
    Released: July 11, 2016

Damn Country Music is the fourteenth studio album by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was produced by McGraw and Byron Gallimore.[1] The album was released on November 6, 2015, by Big Machine Records.[2] Its lead single, "Top of the World", was released on August 4, 2015.[3] The title track, "Damn Country Music", was released on October 9, 2015 as part of the album pre-order.

Content[edit]

The album features a duet with McGraw's oldest daughter Gracie titled "Here Tonight", while Big & Rich perform on the song "California." [1] Big & Rich later released their own version of the song as a single in March 2017.[4] "Don't Make Me Feel At Home" was previously recorded by Wesley Dennis in 1995.

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

The first single of the album, "Top of the World" was released on August 4, 2015. It debuted at number 30 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The next week it debut at number 18 on the Country Digital Songs chart, selling 16,000 copies.[5] The second single of the album, "Humble and Kind" was released on February 1, 2016. The third single of the album, "How I'll Always Be" released on July 11, 2016.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 5 on Billboard 200 upon its release,[6] and No. 3 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 39,300 copies in its first week.[7] As of March 2017 the album has sold 255,800 copies in the United States.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Damn Country Music — Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Here Tonight" (duet with Gracie McGraw)Brett Beavers, John Osborne, T.J. Osborne3:50
2."Losin' You"Matt Dragstrem, Rodney Clawson, Tom Douglas4:22
3."How I'll Always Be"Chris Janson, Jamie Paulin, Jeremy Stover3:33
4."Damn Country Music"Cary Barlowe, Jessi Alexander, Josh Thompson3:05
5."Love Runs"Andrew Dorff, Brad Warren, Brett Warren4:09
6."What You're Lookin' For"Angelo Petraglia, Brett James, Troy Verges3:56
7."Top of the World"Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite3:53
8."Don't Make Me Feel at Home"L. David Lewis, Kim Williams3:39
9."Want You Back"Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Clawson4:01
10."California" (with Big & Rich)John Rich, Vicky McGehee, Clawson3:26
11."Humble and Kind"Lori McKenna4:20

Personnel[edit]

Musicians and singers[edit]

Production and design[edit]

  • Stephen Allbritten — assistant, engineer
  • Jake Burns — assistant
  • Adam Chagnon — engineer
  • Kelly Clague — creative Design
  • Danny Clinch — photography
  • Nick Egan — art direction, design
  • Byron Gallimore — mixing, producer
  • Nik Karpen — assistant
  • Julian King — engineer
  • Stephen Lamb — Copyist
  • Chris Lord-Alge — mixing
  • Erik Lutkins — assistant, engineer
  • Tim McGraw — producer
  • Ernesto Olvera — assistant
  • Becky Reiser — art Producer
  • Liam Ward — art Director

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing region, formats, label, editions and reference
Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s) Ref.
United States November 6, 2015 (2015-11-06) Big Machine / McGraw Music
  • Standard
  • Deluxe

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Betts, Stephen L. (17 September 2015). "Tim McGraw Reveals 'Damn Country Music' Album With Surprise Guests". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Tim McGraw Announces New Album 'Damn Country Music'". Billboard. September 17, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  3. ^ ""Top Of The World" Available Now!". Tim McGraw official website. August 4, 2015. Archived from the original on September 17, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Stefano, Angela. "Big & Rich's Next Single, 'California', Might Sound Familiar [LISTEN] Read More: Big & Rich's Next Single, 'California', Might Sound Familiar". The Boot. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 18, 2015). "The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: August 18, 2015". Sales figure given here
  6. ^ Piya Sinha-Roy (November 16, 2015). "Country singer Stapleton No. 1 on Billboard chart again".
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 17, 2015). "Country Albums Chart Report: November 17, 2015". Roughstock.
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 20, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: March 20, 2017". Roughstock.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Tim McGraw – Damn Country Music". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100 – Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  12. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 14.11.2015 (wk46)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  13. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "Top Country Albums: Year-End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 27, 2016.