Southern Girl

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"Southern Girl"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Two Lanes of Freedom
Released July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08)
Format Music download
Genre Country, country pop
Length 4:15
Label Big Machine
Writer(s) Jaren Johnston
Rodney Clawson
Lee Thomas Miller
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Highway Don't Care"
(2013)
"Southern Girl"
(2013)
"Lookin' for That Girl"
(2014)

"Southern Girl" is a song written by Jaren Johnston, Rodney Clawson, and Lee Thomas Miller, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in July 2013 as the fourth single from the album Two Lanes of Freedom.

Content[edit]

The song is about a girl from the Southern United States whom the narrator finds attractive.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the single 4.5 stars out of 5, saying that "The track’s overall feel is one that’s repeated each summer, but few have brought it back as effortlessly as McGraw in recent years."[2] Giving it a "B", Joseph Hudak of Country Weekly sand that "It'd all feel a little trite and disposable if the track didn't have a monster groove to prop it up." He also said that the song was "utterly singable" and "the ideal summer anthem".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shane Drake and premiered in July 2013.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Southern Girl" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of July 13, 2013. It also debuted at number 44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It debuted at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of August 10, 2013. It also debuted at number 96 on the Canadian Hot 100 for the week of August 24, 2013. It has sold 526,000 copies in the US as of January 2014.[4]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 61
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 42
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 4
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[9] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 41
Preceded by
"Mine Would Be You"
by Blake Shelton
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

November 16, 2013
Succeeded by
"Mine Would Be You"
by Blake Shelton

Certifications[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hudak, Joseph (29 July 2013). "Reviews: Tim McGraw — 'Southern Girl'". Country Weekly 20 (30): 50. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (24 June 2013). "Tim McGraw, ‘Southern Girl’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (July 23, 2013). "Tim McGraw’s ‘Southern Girl’ Video Offers Up a Taste of His Live Show". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2013-01-08). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - January 8, 2014: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery". Roughstock. 
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.
  6. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Tim McGraw.
  7. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.
  8. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  9. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Tim McGraw.
  10. ^ "Best of 2013: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Tim McGraw – Southern Girl". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 15, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH