TIM McGRAW'S "RED RAG TOP" CAUSES CONTROVERSY
Tim McGraw is no stranger to controversy -- at the beginning of his career, some people took issue with the lyrics to his hit "Indian Outlaw."
Today, Tim finds himself once again in the middle of the fracas with his new song "Red Rag Top."
The song deals with the issue of abortion, and due to some listener complaints, has some radio stations wondering if they should pull the song from the rotation.
In the song, a young couple decides not to have a child when the woman finds out that she's pregnant. The song says, "Life was fast and the world was cruel/We were young and wild/We decided not to have a child/So we did what we did and we tried to forget/And we swore up and down there would be no regrets."
Some radio stations have pulled the song entirely, some have decided that it is not up to them to act as censors and will play the song as long as listeners want to hear it.
According to his manager, Scott Siman, Tim is aware of the issues surrounding the single. "Tim, when he heard the song, recognized that it was a real song about real issues and things people have to deal with," he says. "He views it as truly a slice of life."
"Red Rag Top" is the first single from Tim's upcoming album, "Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors," due to be released on November 26.