January 1, 2012
The moment where Tim McGraw discovers subtlety and finds it suits him quite well.
“Everywhere” is the title track from the album that established McGraw as a credible artist, and its release was demanded by radio, which gave it considerably heavy airplay as an album cut.
The song tells the tale of a man who is haunted by the memory of the girl he’s left behind in his small town to chase his dreams of a life outside the narrow parameters that surrounded them.
McGraw’s understated delivery packs the song with such emotional heft that the unresolved sadness lingers after the song has ended. It’s a masterful performance that, along with its charming predecessor “It’s Your Love”, notes the beginning of McGraw’s golden era.
Written by Mike Reid and Craig Wiseman
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