Single Review: Tim McGraw - "Truck Yeah"
By: Matt Bjorke
With "Truck Yeah," Tim McGraw comes out of the gate with a rock-n-rollin' lead single from his debut album for Big Machine Records. Written by Danny Myrick, Bigger Picture artist Chris Janson and LoCash Cowboy's Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, "Truck Yeah" is an obvious play on the "F--k Yeah" saying that has long been in the American lexicon.
The melody is driven by loud guitars and certainly is from the same school as "She's Country" and "Put You In A Song," both songs written by some of the writers of "Truck Yeah." It's clever from a sense that it rhymes the truck word along with repetitive 'yeah' parts in the song, that breeds instant familiarity and lends itself to what is probably already a staple of Tim McGraw's songs.
"Truck Yeah" may not be a song that says anything that's gonna change one's life but then again, it's a song meant to be nothing more than a part of the soundtrack of a good time, be it at a party or a concert. The swagger of the melody and McGraw's strong delivery of the lyrics makes "Truck Yeah" the hit that it is. The writers crafted an ear worm, McGraw and Byron Gallimore crafted a production that highlights the melody and lyrics and ensures that country radio has been gift wrapped a song guaranteed to bring buzz along with generate healthy sales for Tim McGraw and his new label Big Machine Records.