Meanwhile Back at Mama's

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"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
Single by Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
from the album Sundown Heaven Town
ReleasedApril 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)
LabelBig Machine
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Lookin' for That Girl"
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
"Shotgun Rider"
Faith Hill singles chronology
"American Heart"
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
"Speak to a Girl"

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" is a song recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill. It was released in April 2014 as the second single from his second studio album for Big Machine Records, Sundown Heaven Town.[1] The song was written by Jeffrey Steele, Jaren Johnston and Tom Douglas.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song a positive review, and praised Hill's harmony on the song. He stated that "Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill had beauty and style in excess, and that sincerity spilled into the first few rows. None of those qualities are lacking on this simply wonderful country ditty." He also praised Faith Hill's vocals, saying "together, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have never missed. Each song they record together feels like a gift. They're strategic with when they share a studio, never doing so when the time and song isn’t right. The chorus of this song is a sing-along with familial roots. Anyone other than Hill would have almost been offensive."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shane Drake and premiered in June 2014.[3] The video was shot at Tim & Faith's farm in Nashville and performance shots from their 2014 ACM performance was also used in the video.

Chart performance[edit]

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" debuted at number 41 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of May 3, 2014. The song peaked at #2 on Country Airplay, behind Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane". The song has sold 585,000 copies in the U.S. as of October 2014.[4]

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 47
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 41
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 32
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 20


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Dukes, Billy (April 3, 2014). "Tim McGraw Announces 'Sundown Heaven Town' Album". Taste of Country. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (11 April 2014). "Tim McGraw (Feat. Faith Hill), 'Meanwhile Back at Mama's' – ToC Critic's Pick [Listen]". Taste of Country. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Meanwhile Back At Mama's". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 1, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles – October 1, 2014". Roughstock. Sales figures given here
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Tim McGraw – Meanwhile Back at Mama's". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, 2016.