Top 30-and-Rising Single Marks McGraw’s Biggest First-Week Streaming Hit To Date
NASHVILLE, TN (April 27, 2023) – Three-time Grammy® winner and superstar Tim McGraw today partners with CMT for the world premiere of the incredibly moving music video for his latest single “Standing Room Only.” The contemplative video aired every hour during CMT’s video hours today (and throughout the day on CMT Music and CMT Equal Play) and ran in full on the Paramount billboard in Times Square twice. In celebration of its release, McGraw went live on socials to talk about the video and hosted a YouTube Premiere where he chatted with fans.
Watch the music video for “Standing Room Only” HERE
Like the song, the striking video gets “straight to the heart of what he’s singing about” (CMT) and inspires personal reflection and underlines the importance of living a life to be proud of. Director Andrew Sandler weaves a montage of life’s simple moments with images of McGraw singing from an old car junkyard, reminding us all that life is not about the items we collect, but the memories we make and the impact made in our wake.
“We’re having so much fun seeing how this song hits with people. The response has been incredible, so we wanted to carry that energy through in the video. I love how Andrew and the crew built the car set and lit the junkyard performance. The cars and the lights were such a great metaphor for shedding the past and moving forward.”
Written by Craig Wiseman, Tommy Cecil, and Patrick Murphy, “Standing Room Only” was McGraw’s biggest first-week on streaming with more than 3 Million global streams. Currently climbing through the Top 30 on Country radio, the life-affirming track, was also the No. 1 Most “Thumbed” Country song on Pandora.