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Damn Country Music is the fourteenth studio album by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was produced by McGraw and Byron Gallimore.[2] The album was released on November 6, 2015, by Big Machine Records.[3] Its lead single, "Top of the World", was released on August 4, 2015.[4] The title track, "Damn Country Music" was released on October 9, 2015 as part of the album pre-order.

Content

The album features a duet with McGraw's oldest daughter Gracie titled "Here Tonight", while Big & Rich perform on the song "California." [2] "Don't Make Me Feel At Home" was previously recorded by Wesley Dennis in 1995.

Promotion

Singles

The first single of the album, "Top of the World" was released on August 4, 2015. It debuted at number 30 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The next week it debut at number 18 on the Country Digital Songs chart, selling 16,000 copies.[5] The second single of the album, "Humble and Kind" was released on February 1, 2016.

Commercial performance

The album debuted at at No. 5 on Billboard 200 upon its release,[6] and No. 3 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 39,300 copies in its first week.[7] The album has sold 217,900 copies in the US as of October 2016.[8]

Track listing

Damn Country Music — Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Here Tonight" (duet with Gracie McGraw)Brett Beavers, John Osborne, T.J. Osborne3:50
2."Losin' You"Matt Dragstrem, Rodney Clawson, Tom Douglas4:22
3."How I'll Always Be"Chris Janson, Jamie Paulin, Jeremy Stover3:33
4."Damn Country Music"Cary Barlowe, Jessi Alexander, Josh Thompson3:05
5."Love Runs"Andrew Dorff, Brad Warren, Brett Warren4:09
6."What You're Lookin' For"Angelo Petraglia, Brett James, Troy Verges3:56
7."Top of the World"Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite3:53
8."Don't Make Me Feel at Home"L. David Lewis, Kim Williams3:39
9."Want You Back"Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Clawson4:01
10."California" (with Big & Rich)Jon Richardson, Vicky McGehee, Clawson3:26
11."Humble and Kind"Lori McKenna4:20

Personnel

Musicians and singers

Creative and technical

  • Stephen Allbritten — Assistant, Engineer
  • Jake Burns — Assistant
  • Adam Chagnon — Engineer
  • Kelly Clague — Creative Design
  • Danny Clinch — Photography
  • Nick Egan — Art Direction, Design
  • Byron Gallimore — Mixing, Producer
  • Nik Karpen — Assistant
  • Julian King — Engineer
  • Stephen Lamb — Copyist
  • Chris Lord-Alge — Mixing
  • Erik Lutkins — Assistant, Engineer
  • Tim McGraw — Producer
  • Richard Madenfort — Assistant
  • Ernesto Olvera — Assistant
  • Becky Reiser — Art Producer
  • Liam Ward — Art Director

Charts

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 19
Australian Country Albums (ARIA Charts) 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 11
Scottish Albums (Official Charts Company)[11] 87
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[12] 127
UK Country Albums (Official Charts Company) 3
US Billboard 200[13] 5
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 3

Release history

List of release dates, showing region, formats, label, editions and reference
Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s) Ref.
United States November 6, 2015 (2015-11-06) Big Machine / McGraw Music
  • Standard
  • Deluxe

References

  1. "Damn Country Music - Tim McGraw". AllMusic. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Betts, Stephen L. (17 September 2015). "Tim McGraw Reveals 'Damn Country Music' Album With Surprise Guests". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  3. "Tim McGraw Announces New Album 'Damn Country Music'". Billboard. September 17, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  4. ""Top Of The World" Available Now!". Tim McGraw official website. August 4, 2015. Archived from the original on September 17, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  5. Matt Bjorke (August 18, 2015). "The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: August 18, 2015".  Sales figure given here
  6. Piya Sinha-Roy (November 16, 2015). "Country singer Stapleton No. 1 on Billboard chart again". 
  7. Bjorke, Matt (November 17, 2015). "Country Albums Chart Report: November 17, 2015". Roughstock. 
  8. Bjorke, Matt (October 5, 2016). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: October 3, 2016". Roughstock. 
  9. "Australiancharts.com – Tim McGraw – Damn Country Music". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  10. "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Tim McGraw. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  11. "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  12. Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 14.11.2015 (wk46)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  13. "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Tim McGraw. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  14. "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Top Country Albums for Tim McGraw. Retrieved November 17, 2015.

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