As the third single off Tim McGraw‘s much anticipated upcoming album “Sundown Heaven Town“, “Shotgun Rider” follows its predecessor of “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” in the sense that it is reminiscent of McGraw’s music from his 1997 album release “Everywhere” – for a few years it appeared McGraw was getting caught up in the race of competing for the appeal of younger audiences, so hearing him come back to HIS SOUND is amazing.
The lyrics (such as the chorus below) are simple but sweet:
I don’t ever wanna wake up
Looking into someone else’s eyes
Another voice calling me Baby
On the other end of the phone
New girl putting on her makeup
Before dinner on Friday night
No I don’t ever wanna know
No other shotgun rider beside me
Singing to the radio
The musical composition also has a great balance – the variations between the steel and electric guitars is seamless and the beat just makes you smile. It’s easy to get lost in the thought of the one you consider your ‘shotgun rider’ when listening.
Take a listen below and let us know what you think!