Tim McGraws Shotgun Rider Becomes His Longest Running #1 Hit in 10 Years

589e3089-a786-4e2b-b753-c1419ea5ef86While 2015 may have just begun,SuperstarTIM MCGRAWand Big Machine Records arecontinuing the celebration by scoring the#1 song in the nation withShotgun Rider on both the Billboard Country and Mediabase charts. McGraw logs a four-week run at #1 on Mediabase, with a three-week stintat the pinnacle on bothBillboard Hot Country Songschart andBillboard Country Airplay. Written byMarv Green, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges,Shotgun RidersignifiesMcGraws 36th career chart-topper and remains the current best-selling song on the iTunes Country Singleschartwith over 500,000 copies sold to date. The fete marks McGraw’s27th #1 on theBillboard Country Airplaychart, which is the most of any artist in the charts 25year history.

Shotgun Rider,the third single off ofSUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN,McGraws second album on BigMachineRecords, has become McGraws longest-running #1 in 10 years, since his massive hit Live Like You Were Dying.He teamed up with award-winning director Bennett Miller (Moneyball,Capote) for themusic video, which was filmed during a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center as part of the American Express Unstaged.

McGraw earned two GRAMMY nominationsfor hisprevious 2014 hit single Meanwhile Back Mamas, featuring wife Faith Hill. The song is up forBest Country SongandBest Country Duo/Group Performanceat the awards which air February 8on CBS.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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