"Truck Yeah," we're up for a Tim McGraw encore on Austin City Limits

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21 March 2015

PBS, 8:00 PM ET / Story by PBS

First airing on Feb. 2, 2013, it's time for a Tim McGraw encore on PBS' Austin City Limits.

Tim McGraw’s success is undeniable – he’s sold more than 40 million records, won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards and three People’s Choice Awards. But McGraw is more than radio’s most-played artist of the past decade – he’s a “star with substance” (NPR Music). In his Austin City Limits debut in 2013, McGraw took a break from co-headlining the most popular tour of that summer.

It had been more than 20 years since McGraw learned to play guitar and headed for Nashville to try his hand in music. Since breaking into the country music scene, McGraw has transcended the traditional boundaries of country music stardom by working with hip-hop artists and acting in critically-acclaimed television series and movies. “Always a risk-taker, he remains fearless,” wrote Billboard.

Through all of his work, McGraw maintains an emotional connection to his audiences. As he puts it, “There’s a lot of people who can pick up a guitar and sing you a great song, but there’s very few people that can tell you how they feel. That’s the main purpose of acting or doing an opera or painting or anything. It’s hard to tell somebody how you feel, and, more importantly, tell them how they feel.”

With a staggering 32 No. 1 songs under his belt, McGraw recently released his first single for Big Machine Records, “Truck Yeah,” which debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and No. 25 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart, marking his highest solo chart debut ever.
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