On Thursday (March 23), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill thrilled their fans with the release of a new duet. The song, called "Speak to a Girl," is serving as the couple's first single off of their upcoming joint album.
Written by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur, "Speak to a Girl" immediately stood out to McGraw and Hill. Since the couple has three daughters, the song carries a great deal of meaning for them.
"[When] you are lucky enough to come across a song that says 'Speak to a Girl,' it kind of resonates with us pretty quickly," Hill said in an interview with iHeart Radio. "I think it's important, particularly this day and time that we live in, words matter, you know?"
It seems that many others have been able to connect to the message behind McGraw and Hill's duet. Less than a week after its debut, the song is already shattering records.
According to Billboard, McGraw and Hill have broken a personal record with the release of "Speak to a Girl." The song marks their highest-charting debut as a duo, making its initial chart appearance at the 19th position. Previously, their 1997 duet "It's Your Love" was their highest-debuting single together, when it made its first chart appearance at the 35th spot.
But that's not all! In addition to their personal record, McGraw and Hill have also shattered an overall country chart record.
Prior to "Speak to a Girl," no country song released in 2017 had been able to top the chart debut of Garth Brooks' "Baby Let's Down and Dance" in October 2016. Brooks' single also debuted at the 19th spot at that time. By matching Brooks' debut, McGraw and Hill have officially snagged the highest-debuting country single of 2017 so far.
McGraw and Hill plan to perform "Speak to a Girl" live for the first time during the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 2). Following that performance, we're sure that the song will continue to soar up the chart!
Congratulations to McGraw and Hill on these great accomplishments! Go ahead and listen to their record-breaking duet below.
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