I mean c’mon, “Something Like That,” “Live Like You Were Dying,” “I Like It, I Love It,” “Where The Green Grass Grows,” I can go on and on.
The dude was a hitmaking machine during that time period, along with getting arrested with Kenny Chesney (but that’s a different story). And somehow, he’s managed to stay relevant, both musically and on the big screen, even today.
It’s not easy to do…
However, there’s one song from McGraw in the ’90s that hits everybody right in the feelings to this day, and it’s none other than “Don’t Take The Girl.”
And 28 years ago today, McGraw was topping the country music charts with the song back in 1994.
Written by Craig Martin and Larry W. Johnson, the singer released the song as his second single from his Not a Moment Too Soon album.
At the time, McGraw was beginning to catch the attention of a number of country music fans, but “Don’t Take The Girl” officially put him on the map, as it was his first ever number one hit on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Not to mention, the song about a young boy’s growing interest in girls over time reached number one on the Canadian country charts, and saw success in the pop world as well, peaking at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.