Congratulations to Tim McGraw, who charts his career 44th Number One hit this week on the Mediabase/Country Airplay chart with his latest single, “I Called Mama.” Tim shared the news on Instagram last night (Monday, Oct. 12th) writing, “Releasing and playing music has looked a little different in 2020, but I just found out #ICALLEDMAMA hit No. 1 at country radio this week!! Thanx to everyone who made this possible. I can’t thank you enough.”
Tim tells us that he really never anticipated releasing "I Called Mama" as a single, but changed his mind after listening to it shortly after the COVID quarantine began. ["It wasn't gonna be a single. In fact, I didn't think it was gonna be a single at all. I just loved the song and I wanted to cut it because of what it said, and I never really thought that much about it being a single, to tell you the truth. It just sort of kept speaking to everybody. I mean, everyone in my camp, it just sort of kept speaking to. It's almost like comfort food in a way, like emotional comfort food I guess is the best way to say it."] SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . to say it.)
"I Called Mama" is the first single from Tim's new Here On Earth album, which was released in August.
Tim McGraw On ‘Mama’ Not Originally Meant To Be Single :