Tim McGraw Song Remains TV Moment

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Tim McGraw performs onstage during the 42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta./ACMA/Getty Images for ACMA)


May 29, 2007 — Billboard reports that despite making the Hot Shot Debut on this week's Hot Country Songs Chart, there are no immediate plans to release Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This," the song that provided the most memorable moment at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards.

The song, which is receiving significant airplay in Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Des Moines, Iowa and Riverside, Calif., among other markets, has not yet been recorded by Tim, according to his label and manager. (Stations are playing audio from CBS, which carried the awards show.)

"I want to let everyone know we are working with Tim and his label to address the fact we don't have a studio recorded version of this song," Tim's manager Scott Siman said in a statement.

Tim wrote the emotional tribute to the families of fallen soldiers in April with the Warren Brothers, Brad and Brett. When he performed it on the awards show, the stage was illuminated to reveal a group of grieving U.S. soldiers' families under a banner identifying them as "Families of Fallen Heroes."

"The response of the people; to see in their words how this song has touched them, is so inspiring," Tim said.

Tim starts his Soul2Soul 2007 tour with wife, Faith Hill, on June 5 in Omaha, Neb.

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