Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town is another impressive effort in the country superstar's illustrious career. The record was released in September through Big Machine and went straight to the top of the Country Albums list and hit three on the Billboard 200. The third single, "Shotgun Rider," dominated the singles charts as well.
"I try my best to make great music," McGraw told Billboard. "There's a lot of great artists out there. I try to put my head down and make a record that I love. When I turned in this record to Big Machine, I told Scott [Borchetta] I didn't care what you went with as a single. I felt like we we had eighteen great songs on it, and I would be happy with whatever we took to radio."
McGraw has managed to stay on top of the charts while balancing a successful acting career. Despite all of the accolades since his 1993 self-titled effort, the singer still thinks he has more gas left in his artistic tank.
"I don't think I'm the best I can be yet. I still think I'm learning and growing as an artist. I think the minute that I feel that I have stopped climbing and reaching and wanting to get better, I should hang it up. I feel like I've got a lot of room ahead of me," he added.
With 13 studio albums and multiple greatest hits collections, McGraw remains an influence to numerous of today's biggest names. And the admiration is mutual.
"I'm a big fan of all these guys. There's a lot of great artists that I enjoy listening to that are coming up. When someone tells me that, I am honored by it. Someone who has had any kind of success in this business and they look at you as an influence in some way, that's an honor to me," he said.