Tim McGraw Lights Up ‘Good Morning America’ In Celebration Of New Album, ‘Standing Room Only’
The country star’s performance also included a fan-favorite hit from 1999.
Tim McGraw; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo
To celebrate the release of his new album, Standing Room Only, Tim McGraw appeared on Good Morning America’s 2023 Summer Concert Series to perform several tracks off the project.
On Friday (Aug. 25), the country superstar took the stage in New York City in front of a packed-out group of fans who braved the rainy weather to hear songs like “Standing Room Only” and “Hold On To It” as well as his 1999 hit, “Something Like That.”
McGraw donned a white ensemble paired with black boots and his signature black cowboy hat while delivering the old and new tunes. With every note, the crowd sang along to the traditional country sound and exuded great excitement for the chance to experience the live celebration of the just-released collection.
Later on during the concert, McGraw caught up with GMA’s Lara Spencer to discuss the new album and his recently-announced tour. In that moment, he admitted that the project has been in the works for the past three years and that it felt “good to finally have it out.”
Inspiration Behind New Album
The “I Like It, I Love It” singer went on to explain that this collection of songs resulted from his touring hiatus in 2020, when live concerts weren’t able to take place. Instead of dwelling on that difficult time, he put pen to paper and began working on music that would bring some brightness and positivity to the world.
“Because of all that we all went through during that period of time and then coming out of it, I really wanted some life-affirming songs, some songs that were positive and songs that had a good message about life and being a better person. And this album’s what came out,” McGraw shared.
Released via Big Machine Records, Standing Room Only, features 13 tracks produced by McGraw and his longtime producing partner Byron Gallimore. Together, they crafted a full-length collection that features McGraw’s signature Country sound, his charming vocals and meaningful songs.
“As an artist, I always want to dig deeper and get better every time I make a new record – it’s a big part of what drives me, and I really believe this is one of the best projects we’ve made,” McGraw shared in a previous press release.
Fans got an early preview of the album through songs like “Hey Whiskey,” “Remember Me Well,” and the title track, which has continued to climb through the Top 20 on the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts since its March release. This marks McGraw’s 92nd career entrance onto Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.
Standing Room Only follows McGraw’s 2020 project Here On Earth, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and spawned fan-favorite hits including “7500 OBO” and “I Called Mama.”
Coming off a busy year of touring in 2022, Tim McGraw is gearing up to do it all over again next year. Named after his album, the Standing Room Only Tour will hit arenas in 30+ cities beginning March 14, 2024.
Produced by Live Nation, the trek is set to feature special guest Carly Pearce.
When asked by GMA’s Lara Spencer if his wife, Faith Hill might make an appearance on this upcoming run of shows, McGraw says, “hope so.”
“I’m always trying to get her to show up and be on stage, but she’s pretty happy just watching,” he added.
Before he officially embarks on his headlining tour, Tim McGraw has a few more festivals scheduled throughout the remainder of the year including Coastal Country Jam, iHeartRadio Music Festival, and more.
Tim McGraw – Standing Room Only Tour 2024 Dates:
Date City Venue
March 14 Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
March 15 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
March 16 Orlando, FL Amway Center
March 21 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
March 27 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
March 29 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
March 30 Eugene, OR University of Oregon – Matthew Knight Arena
April 4 Denver, CO Ball Arena
April 5 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center
April 6 Boise, ID Boise State University – ExtraMile Arena
April 13 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 18 Indianapolis, IN Gainbridge Fieldhouse
April 19 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
April 20 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
April 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
April 26 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
May 9 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena
May 11 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
May 16 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
May 17 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
May 18 Charleston, WV Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
May 30 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
May 31 Chicago, IL United Center
June 1 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
June 6 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
June 7 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center
June 8 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center
June 13 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
June 15 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center
June 20 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 21 Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena
June 22 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
June 27 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.