Tuesday, 26 March 2024 01:57

WYNN - #38 - Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw - 2004

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SW small Logo In all honesty, what can really be said about this gem of a song?  When this was out, we couldn't play it enough. This is so amazingly relatable to everyone on the planet.  The importance of this song is in the writing of Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman. Inspired from a real life misdiagnosis of a friend of those two and how it made them feel. The song went from pen, to demo to McGraw, in a few short days, very unusual.  Not often has a song been written that was so powerful, honest and poignant, as it makes you feel sad, happy, hopeful and in the end proud to be a human.  Of course it's not often our mortality is written and celebrated in song.  This song also struck people outside of country and introduced Tim and us to a whole bunch of new fans, as this song is universal.  One thing we all have in common is death. Both our own and those close to us.  This song plants the seed that maybe we all can  - and will face our own demise with the strength and courage stated here.  A seven week #1, millions sold, video honored, and Single of the Year and Song of the Year in 2004 from the CMA, and ACM, and 2004 Grammy for Best Country Song. With the written song, the timeless musical arrangement and McGraw's performance, this song will played on country stations for decades.  Seldom are hit songs this big.

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