Tim McGraw Shares How He Used to Fool Clueless Record Executives

Tim McGraw has had one solid career in country music. After McGraw divulged what he used to do to trick clueless record executives back in the day, it makes one take a look at his career under a different light, and respect him even more for getting to where he has gotten.

In a recent interview with Apple Music, McGraw told a funny story about how he used to pull a fast one on record company executives.

McGraw said, “You’ll play a mix for somebody, like an executive, and they’ll go, ‘Y’know, this really sounds great, but I think if you tweaked it right here and you tweaked it right there, and you did a few little tweaks on the mix, it’d be really good.’ And I’d go, ‘Okay.’ So I’d go away. Couple days later I’d come back with the same mix, and say, ‘We tweaked it, took your suggestions.’ And I’ll play it, and they’d all go, ‘Hot damn. That’s exactly what it needed. Now it sounds great.'”

Zane Lowe, the host of this Apple Music Podcast, told McGraw not to feel bad, as our kids do that same thing to us all the time. McGraw laughed and said, “I know, I’ve been snowed so many times.”

McGraw then spoke about the importance of always having someone on your team who can tell you when something sucks. For him, he says it’s his wife, Faith Hill. McGraw admits that when it comes to his music, his wife is “pretty brutal, but she’s honest.” McGraw then goes on to say how she is “one of the greatest artists of all time.”

McGraw just recently announced his 2024 ‘Standing Room Only’ tour, with Carly Pearce.

Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 120 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today’s top stars, like Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Morgan Wallen, + more! 

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Country Stars and the Songs They Regret, Resent or Apologized For

It’s rare to hear a country star confess to hating a song they’ve recorded, but it has happened. This list includes several apologies, quite a bit of ambivalence and at least once complicated instance when love for a song died with love for a man.

A few on this list are more nuanced: Thomas Rhett, for example, probably doesn’t really “hate” “Crash and Burn,” but for a few months, he seemed to. Gretchen Wilson admits to coming to love a song she once fought against recording, and a major country group just re-cut a song they burned out on in the early 2000s.

Scroll down to find our list of 10 songs that country artists regret or resent, and the explanations why.

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