Tim McGraw (album)

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Tim McGraw
Studio album by Tim McGraw
Released April 20, 1993
Genre Country
Length 30:22
Label Curb
Tim McGraw chronology
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Tim McGraw is the first album by American country music artist Tim McGraw, released in 1993. It includes the singles "What Room Was the Holiday In", "Welcome to the Club", "Two Steppin' Mind", and "Memory Lane", none of which reached the Top 40 on the country charts. This is the only studio album of McGraw's career not to achieve a music recording sales certification or to enter the Top Country Albums charts.


The album's lead single, "What Room was the Holiday In", was produced by Doug Johnson;[1] the rest of the album was produced by Byron Gallimore (who has produced all of McGraw's subsequent work) and James Stroud.

The tracks "Memory Lane" and "Tears in the Rain" were co-written by Joe Diffie, and the former had been recorded by Keith Palmer on his debut album. "The Only Thing That I Have Left" had been recorded by George Strait on his Strait from the Heart album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Brian Mansfield and Thom Jurek of Allmusic rated the album two and a half stars out of five, saying that it was not memorable outside its three singles, but that it showed the "roots of [his] individuality".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Welcome to the Club" André Pesis, Steve Seskin 2:54
2. "Two Steppin' Mind" Buddy Brock, John Northrup 3:01
3. "The Only Thing That I Have Left" Clay Blaker 3:23
4. "You Can Take It With You (When You Go)" Frank Dycus, Kerry Kurt Phillips 2:12
5. "Ain't No Angels" Brad Davis, Billy Montana 3:06
6. "Memory Lane" Joe Diffie, Lonnie Wilson 3:25
7. "Tears in the Rain" Diffie, Wilson, Wayne Perry 3:20
8. "What She Left Behind" Paul Nelson, Kenny Beard, Earl Clark 2:54
9. "What Room Was the Holiday In" Jim Vest, Arti Portilla, Joyce Shoaf 3:08
10. "I Keep It Under My Hat" Michael Higgins, Phillips, Kent Henderson 3:12


Credits are listed as previously printed in AllMusic and the album's liner notes.[2] Performance credits

  • Jana King – Background vocals
  • Tim McGraw – Lead vocals
  • Curtis Wright – Background vocals
  • Curtis Young – Background vocals


Production and imagery

  • Milan Bogdan – Digital editing
  • Byron Gallimore – production
  • David Hall – Assistant engineering, mixing assistant
  • Doug Johnson – production
  • Julian King – Engineering, mixing assistant
  • Señor McGuire – Photography
  • Glenn Meadows – Mastering
  • Lynn Peterzell – Engineering, mixing
  • James Stroud – production

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing region, label, format, edition(s) and catalog number
Region Date Label Format(s) Edition(s) Catalog
United States April 20, 1993 (1993-04-20) Curb CD Standard


  1. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. April 20, 1991. 
  2. ^ a b "Tim McGraw-Tim McGraw". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian; Thom Jurek. "Tim McGraw - Tim McGraw". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 March 2010.