Listen To Tim McGraw and Midland’s Bellamy Brothers-Approved Cover of ‘Redneck Girl’

Tim McGraw surprised fans on Friday with the announcement of a new greatest hits album and the release of a…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 13, 2020


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Tim McGraw and Midland

Tim McGraw surprised fans on Friday with the announcement of a new greatest hits album and the release of a brand new collaboration with Midland.

McGraw recruited the trio to join him for a cover of the Bellamy Brothers’ chart-topping smash, “Redneck Girl” and the country duo approves.

“I was drinking my coffee this morning when I stumbled across this new track by Tim and Midland. It sounded familiar! We’ve known Tim for years and we’re big fans of him and Midland. Tim and those guys are real stylists and they infused the song with a shot of energy and refreshing production. Great job guys,” David Bellamy shared.

Written by David Bellamy, “Redneck Girl” was released in September 1982 as the first single from the duo’s album, Strong Weakness. It went on to become their sixth No. single.

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McGraw and Midland’s cover is featured on the superstar’s just-announced compilation album, MCGRAW MACHINE HITS: 2013-2019Out November 20, the project includes songs such as “Humble and Kind,” “Shotgun Rider” and “One of Those Nights.” It also features collabs like “Highway Don’t Care” with Keith Urban and Taylor Swift and “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.

Click above to hear Tim McGraw and Midland’s version of “Redneck Girl.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.