Overrated

Album: Sundown Heaven Town (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This banjo-laden track finds McGraw singing about love being the most important thing in life over foot stomping rhythms.

    Baby if you're asking me, love is really all we need
    Everything else is overrated, overrated


    The song was written by Shane McAnally (Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart"), Josh Osborne (Blake Shelton's "My Eyes") and Rivers Rutherford (Montgomery Gentry's "If You Ever Stop Loving Me").
  • The song is mostly about love being the main thing you need, but it also touches on working hard when not taking time to slow down and appreciate what's really important. McGraw told Taste of Country that he loves, "the drive underneath the song which says, 'It's OK to fight … It's OK to go out and try to succeed,'" He added, "'It's OK to be in the battle everyday and struggle and try to win.'"
  • The song is singled out by McGraw as the one that set the tone for the entire Sundown Heaven Town album. "I just try to find songs that move me," he told Rolling Stone Country. "Then I go into the studio and we all try to be inventive, come up with different sounds that try to fit the mood. Hopefully that falls into something that's fresh and modern, but sounds familiar at the same time."

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