Tim McGraw Scores 47th No. 1 Single, Surpasses Chart Record Held By George Strait

“I can’t believe it, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude,” McGraw shared upon hearing the news.


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 21, 2023

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Tim McGraw; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, George Strait; Photo by Jill Trunnell

Tim McGraw has had a lot to be thankful for this year, including his most recent feat of earning his 47th No. 1 with his single “Standing Room Only.” With this milestone achievement, the country music icon has officially amassed 69 Top 10 radio hits throughout his unparalleled career and extended his Mediabase record for the most weeks at No. 1 with all titles to 74 weeks. 

Clinches Chart Record

On top of all that, McGraw set another new record for having the longest duration between his first No. 1 to his latest. With an impressive 29 years and 6 months, he has now surpassed the record held by the man known as the king of country music, George Strait. 

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Sharing the news via social media, McGraw enthusiastically wrote, “I can’t believe it, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude!! Thank you to Country Radio and everyone listening!”

Tim McGraw Unleashes Brand-New Six-Song EP

Tim McGraw - Poet’s Resumé; Cover Art by Tyler Conrad
Tim McGraw – Poet’s Resumé; Cover Art by Tyler Conrad

To celebrate his most recent feats, the three-time Grammy® Award-winning superstar surprised fans on Monday (Nov. 20) by dropping a brand-new six song EP titled Poet’s Resumé, on Big Machine Records. The project was produced by McGraw and his longtime producing partner Byron Gallimore, and features songs written by some of McGraw’s favorite songwriters.

Among the track list is the focus of the EP, “Runnin’ Outta Love,” which McGraw deems one of his favorites on the project. 

Poet’s Resumé Tracklist:

  1. Runnin’ Outta Love // (Matt McGinn, Lindsay Rimes, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
  2. Hurt People // (Tom Douglas, Sara Beth Go, Brett Taylor)
  3. 20 For 30 // (Lance Miller, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
  4. One Bad Habit // (Marc Beeson, Aaron Eshuis, Tony Lane)
  5. Been Around A While // (Steve Dorff, Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Steele)
  6. Poet’s Resumé // (Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne, Scott Stepakoff)

Dropping just in time for the holiday season, this collection serves as a way for the “Humble And Kind” singer to say thank you to his loyal listeners and everyone who contributed to his successful year. Upon his announcement via Instagram, McGraw also made it a point to express thoughts of appreciation in a handwritten message. 

He wrote, “In the spirit of being thankful, I’m so grateful for all of you and the ways you have supported me, my family and my music thru the years. Here’s a little surprise drop of a few songs you’ve neerv heard. Enjoy!”

The New Project Follows McGraw’s 17th Studio Album, Standing Room Only

Poet’s Resumé comes hot on the heels of his 17th studio album Standing Room Only. This 13-track collection dropped in August and features a whole new batch of songs that highlight McGraw’s signature Country sound, his charming vocals and meaningful songwriting.

“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 previously shared of the full-length project.

Tim McGraw, Standing Room Only
Tim McGraw, Standing Room Only

Named after his latest chart-topper and produced alongside Byron Gallimore, Standing Room Only marks McGraw’s first new record since 2020’s 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.”

In support of his newest album, McGraw is preparing to embark on the Standing Room Only Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the trek will launch on March 14, 2024, and hit arenas in over 30 cities.

Tim McGraw will be joined by special guest Carly Pearce on the run that is expected to bring a whole new production, showcase his biggest hits to date as well as his latest set of releases, and overall provide a night of fun.

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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.