Tim McGraw’s long-awaited new single, “I Called Mama,” arrives this Friday (May 8), just in time for Mother’s Day.
Ahead of the song’s debut, the three-time Grammy winner took to social media to share a snippet of the track with fans. While at home in Tennessee, McGraw gave fans a glimpse into his personal life with a look at family photos of his daughters, Gracie, Maggie and Audrey, and wife, fellow superstar Faith Hill.
“I thought this would be a good chance for all you guys to hear our new single that’s coming out,” McGraw says in the clip. “It certainly makes you reflect back on all the people who are important in your life and the things that really matter, especially in the times we live in now. Hope you enjoy it. Can’t wait to see you guys again.”
The song marks McGraw’s first new music release since returning to Big Machine Records earlier this year.
“On the one hand this song is literally, ‘hey, call your mom.’ On the other hand, you look at a time like this, there are real hardships for everyone, and it’s a great reminder that hearing someone’s voice who knows you and loves you can help you get through anything,” McGraw shares in a statement. “I think it’s at these very difficult times that music can help and the power of a song can give someone a moment of clarity or comfort, or just a smile. Especially now, when we seem to need it more than ever.”
“I Called Mama” was written by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary and produced by McGraw and Byron Gallimore.