Tim McGraw Previews New Song ‘I Called Mama’ While Showcasing Personal Family Photos

Tim McGraw’s long-awaited new single, “I Called Mama,” arrives this Friday (May 8), just in time for Mother’s Day. Ahead…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 5, 2020

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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.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.