When asked to write an essay about my favorite song, I thought this would be easy. After several days of contemplation, I decided this was not going to be as easy as I thought. However, I did manage and decided that "Grown Men Don't Cry" by Tim McGraw had to be my favorite. I enjoy this song for many reasons; a few being the artist, it's message, and the songs tempo. .
Tim McGraw has had a decade long hot-streak that contains nineteen number one singles, six multi-platinum albums, sales over 25 million albums and an enduring status as country music's most popular and respected artist. Tim taught himself how to play guitar and began singing solo in nightclubs around his college, Northeast Louisiana University. He then decided to move to Nashville, and signed with Curb records. His first CD was released in 1992. However, it was 1994 until he achieved his commercial breakthrough. McGraw progressed from struggling nightclub act to headliner almost overnight. Tim McGraw is very compassionate about his music and his fans, which makes him one of my favorite artists. .
From the first time I heard this song, I felt that it had an amazing message. We often expect men to hide their true feelings. However, there are times in a mans life that he needs to let them all out. In this song, Tim describes seeing a young boy embracing his mother. They are wearing everything they own and living out of a car. All morning Tim had been thinking that his life was so hard. He wanted to tell the boy that everything was going to be alright, but instead got in his car and drove away. He then wonders why they say grown men don't cry. McGraw goes on to describe a few other similar situations that leave him wondering the same thing. This song has such an empowering message. Even if the statement "grown men don't cry" was once true, since September 11, 2001, we can no longer hold men to it. .
This song has a medium tempo.