Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” Becomes His Longest Running #1 Hit in 10 Years

589e3089-a786-4e2b-b753-c1419ea5ef86While 2015 may have just begun, Superstar TIM MCGRAW and Big Machine Records are continuing the celebration by scoring the #1 song in the nation with “Shotgun Rider” on both the Billboard Country and Mediabase charts. McGraw logs a four-week run at #1 on Mediabase, with a three-week stint at the pinnacle on both Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Billboard Country Airplay. Written by Marv Green, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges, “Shotgun Rider” signifies McGraw’s 36th career chart-topper and remains the current best-selling song on the iTunes Country Singles chart with over 500,000 copies sold to date. The fete marks McGraw’s 27th #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, which is the most of any artist in the chart’s 25–year history.

“Shotgun Rider,” the third single off of SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, McGraw’s second album on Big Machine Records, has become McGraw’s longest-running #1 in 10 years, since his massive hit “Live Like You Were Dying. He teamed up with award-winning director Bennett Miller (MoneyballCapote) for the music 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 nominations for his previous 2014 hit single “Meanwhile Back Mama’s,” featuring wife Faith Hill. The song is up for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the awards which air February 8 on CBS.

Written by 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.