Tim McGraw (album)

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Tim McGraw
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 1993
StudioSixteenth Avenue Sound, Eleven-Eleven Sound Studios. Mesa Recording Studios and Sound Stage Studios (Nashville, TN).
LabelCurb Records
Tim McGraw chronology
Tim McGraw
Not a Moment Too Soon
Singles from Tim McGraw
  1. "What Room Was the Holiday In"
    Released: March 29, 1991
  2. "Welcome to the Club"
    Released: September 1992
  3. "Memory Lane"
    Released: February 1993
  4. "Two Steppin' Mind"
    Released: July 1993

Tim McGraw is the debut album by American country music artist of the same name. It was released on April 20, 1993 by Curb Records. It includes the singles "What Room Was the Holiday In", "Welcome to the Club", "Two Steppin' Mind", and "Memory Lane", none of which reached the Top 40 on the country charts. This is the only studio album of McGraw's career not to achieve a music recording sales certification or to enter the Top Country Albums charts.


The album's lead single, "What Room Was the Holiday In", was produced by Doug Johnson;[1] the rest of the album was produced by Byron Gallimore (who has produced all of McGraw's subsequent work) and James Stroud.

The tracks "Memory Lane" and "Tears in the Rain" were co-written by Joe Diffie, the former had been recorded by Keith Palmer on his debut album, while Diffie recorded his own version of "Tears in the Rain" for his 1995 album Life's So Funny. "The Only Thing That I Have Left" had been recorded by George Strait on his 1982 Strait from the Heart album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

Brian Mansfield and Thom Jurek of Allmusic rated the album two and a half stars out of five, saying that it was not memorable aside from three of its singles, but that it showed the "roots of [his] individuality".[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Welcome to the Club"
2."Two Steppin' Mind"
3."The Only Thing That I Have Left"Clay Blaker3:23
4."You Can Take It With You (When You Go)"
  • Frank Dycus
  • Kerry Kurt Phillips
5."Ain't No Angels"
6."Memory Lane"3:25
7."Tears in the Rain"
8."What She Left Behind"
9."What Room Was the Holiday In"
  • Jim Vest
  • Arti Portilla
  • Joyce Shoaf
10."I Keep It Under My Hat"
  • Michael Higgins
  • Phillips
  • Kent Henderson


Credits adapted from AllMusic.[4]





  • Masterfonics (Nashville, Tennessee) – editing and mastering location

Chart performance[edit]


Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1991 "What Room Was the Holiday In"
1992 "Welcome to the Club" 47
1993 "Memory Lane" 60
"Two Steppin' Mind" 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Release history[edit]

Tim McGraw release history
Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United States April 20, 1993 Curb


  1. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. April 20, 1991.
  2. ^ "Tim McGraw-Tim McGraw". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian; Thom Jurek. "Tim McGraw – Tim McGraw". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved June 2, 2023.