Tim McGraw’s chart-topping single, “My Next Thirty Years” was released on this day 20 years ago.
The song was written by fellow country star Phil Vassar and served as the fifth and final single from McGraw’s 1999 A Place In the Sun album. Upon its release to country radio, “My Next Thirty Years” climbed all the way to No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and even made its way to No.27 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song finds McGraw taking a good, hard look at his life upon celebrating his 30th birthday and carries a message that everyone can learn a little something from.
“My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores/ Cry a little less, laugh a little more/ Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear/ Figure out just what I’m doing here/ In my next thirty years,” he sings on the chorus.
As he celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of “My Next Thirty Years,” McGraw is prepping to embark on his next musical chapter with the upcoming release of his 16th studio album, Here On Earth. Out August 21, the project marks the superstar’s first solo album in five years and includes 16 tracks.