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Single Review: “Nothin’ To Die For” by Tim McGraw

January 8, 2009

Now that the controversy concerning his third GH package has blown over, Tim McGraw, at one time the biggest male country star to his the crossover circuit, releases his 7th single from his 2007 album Let It Go and boy is it a doozy. Tim has covered everything from love to suspicion and release to soldiers throughout the many singles he has had, to top it all off (hopefully) he sends out a preaching tune meant to make his listeners think a little bit more about their personal values.

“Nothin’ To Die For” is in no way the best song that Tim could have picked from the project. Even with his many releases other better works like “Put Your Loving on Me” or maybe “Between the River and Me” would have been much more acceptable. Compared to what Tim has or could have offered already from his critically praised 2007 project this song is just a transition release meant to keep his fans pleased while Tim works on his promised 2009 project. For what it is the song isn’t too bad. It takes many scenarios in which an individual neglects his life and what he’s been given and has Tim acting as a Jiminy Cricket, giving life changing advice to these people which is a little too preachy, but effective none the less.

Although only one song, “Last Dollar”, has made it to #1 and “Suspicions” and “Kristofferson” were two of only 3 top 40 hits of Tim’s to miss the top 10, Tim McGraw continues to push Let It Go and try to keep himself at least a presence on the country charts. I feel this song could grow on me personally, but it’s not what Tim needs right now to help brings his career back up to superstardom. He needs something new and exciting and a little less mushy.

Grade: B

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2009 4:35 am

    I’ll never forgive Curb for the way they treat their artist, and though this song is probably the second strongest off the album I don’t feel it was nesseccary to release it. Especially considering he has his next record completed. I don’t understand why they would treat Tim in this way, if I knew that my biggest artist’s contract is almost up I would make sure to please him as much as possible. Does Curb really think they could survive without Tim?

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 25, 2009 2:27 pm

      Tim is great. But why are they doing this to hime?

    • Courtney permalink
      July 5, 2010 10:08 pm

      I’m your biggest fan I love you and all your songs I have all your CDs I love you

  2. January 8, 2009 4:26 pm

    Maybe they do Jordan. You also need to consider that Tim has his own label to fall back on if he needs it. Kenny and Toby successfully incorperated their own labels to their projects. Maybe if Tim has complete creative control he’ll be better off. I had a lot of respect for Curb, but now they’re just taking advantage of Tim when they should be using that energy to promote their other artists like Jo Dee Messina, Clay Walker, Lee Brice or Heidi Newfield. OTher than Heidi, who had popularity on her side big time, none of these artists are getting the credit they deserve. Jo Dee even has Tim vouching for her and Curb won’t push her stuff more.

  3. KeepitReal permalink
    January 28, 2009 11:40 pm

    Think about it…If this song makes one person think twice about drinking and driving or encourages someone to hide the car keys or drive a drunk home…it might save the life of a potential drunk driver …and maybe even the life of someone else they hit.

    Who cares if its not his best song?…no question it was a very good move to release it…what if that drunk driver was in the other lane headed toward you or someone you love?

  4. Chelsea permalink
    July 17, 2009 5:00 pm

    your songs are very good and the best one that i like is nothing to die for!

  5. lillie choat permalink
    October 30, 2009 10:04 pm

    Tim Mcgraw is great i hope he keeps up all the wonderful music he always does a wonderful job! From your Louisiana fan

  6. Courtney permalink
    July 5, 2010 10:11 pm

    Tim McGraw please type back at Courtneyblanset@yahoo.com

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