By Charlie Mitchell

If the new Florida Georgia Line/Tim McGraw duet hits the national charts quickly (which I expect), it’ll give Tim THREE songs climbing the chart at the same time.

Including the new single from Damn Country Music, “How I’ll Always Be“…

And this gem with Big ‘N Rich, currently sitting at #20…


I don’t think Shania Twain, or Garth, or Taylor Swift can say they ever had three songs going up the national airplay chart at the same time. This may be unprecedented.

What isn’t unprecedented is a great Tim McGraw duet. He’s actually done enough of them to merit their own playlist. Here we go…

Where it all began. 19 summers ago, this was THE song on Y108. And the first of several Tim/Faith duets. Like this one from the following summer…


And this one from two summers later.

A year later, Tim was the backing vocal on JoDee Messina’s “Bring On The Rain”…a song that took on new meaning after the 9/11 terror attacks…


It’s worth noting that Tim and JoDee were friends way back, Tim co-produced all of JoDee’s classic hits back in the day.

Then there was this…

At the beginning of 2013, “Highway Don’t Care” came on the heels of Taylor Swift’s too-Pop-for-Country “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. While that song unleashed a backlash, Tim, in lending Taylor his Country credibility (along with Keith Urban’s blistering guitar work over the song’s climax), arguably enabled her transition from Country to Pop to be more graceful.

Speaking of Pop…

“Over And Over”, with St. Louis rapper Nelly, was the Top 40 follow-up to Tim’s all-time career crossover triumph, “Live Like You Were Dying” in 2004.

And did you know Tim McGraw and DEF LEPPARD did a duet? Happened in 2008. No, it wasn’t a hit. Not in Rock, certainly not in Country. Yes, this is the first time I’ve seen it.


Maybe Tim was doing prep work for this duet with Kenny Chesney?

Here’s another great duet with his wife…

And one with his cousin, Catherine Dunn.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but I’ve saved my favorite for last.

Yes, it’s one of the saddest ever to come from Tim McGraw, but it also displays the power and emotion of a great Country song. As his career comes up on the 25 year mark, Tim’s done it all.

Yet I think he still has more to say to us. This post celebrates some of the times he’s said it with others. Enjoy!



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