28 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Releases “Don’t Take the Girl”
We’re counting down the days until the 2022 Toyota Taste of Country. Friday night, June 17th at Sahlen Field in Downtown Buffalo.
The show will feature TOC Riser winners OsbornNash, along with hitmakers Thompson Square, Walker Hayes, Billy Currington and the megastar for TOC, Tim McGraw.
Tim’s a legend in country music. He’s been a mainstay at country radio since 1993. Tim has 35 total number one hits at country radio and many other top 10 singles with countless albums sold.
For as many hits as Tim has, one of his earliest songs is still a huge favorite for country fans.
It was this past week that “Don’t Take the Girl” by Tim McGraw was released to country radio. The song became Tim’s first-career number one hit and the song that launched him into stardom.
Believe it or not, “Don’t Take the Girl” was Tim’s sixth career single. His first was “What Room Was the Holiday In” in 1991. His first top 10 came at the start of 1994, “Indian Outlaw.”
”Don’t Take the Girl” was written by Craig Martin and Larry W. Johnson and included on Tim’s breakthrough album, Not a Moment Too Soon.
It also reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which is an amazing achievement for a country single.
“Don’t Take the Girl” is one of those essential ‘90s songs. It’s one of the most beloved country songs of all-time and still a popular request. I’m sure Tim will play it at the Taste of Country on June 17th.