Completing country-hunk Tim McGraw's Greatest Hits trilogy with a compilation that offers no new recordings was a bit risky and maybe even somewhat off-putting to his more ardent fans — that is until they realize Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 offers up a few bona fide gems. McGraw's cameo on the inspirational Tracy Lawrence song "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" is a welcome addition, as is the exceptional live version of "Real Good Man." The rest of Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 overflows with undeniably catchy hits that are all sequenced to play like the soundtrack to a biopic of McGraw's musical life (how 'bout it, Hollywood?). "Back When" sets the tone with a honky-tonking, new traditional song that rocks and rolls around a pedal steel as McGraw sings nostalgically about the innocence of bygone times in the 20th century. Conversely, "Angry All The Time" is a loving duet with his wife that offers some refreshing and realistic insight into McGraw's marriage with country star Faith Hill. If "Nine Lives" makes you want to don cheetah-print spandex and tease your hair, this could be because the song is a rare recorded moment in music history where McGraw briefly fronted Def Leppard.
Last Dollar (Fly Away)
If You're Reading This (Recorded Live at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards)
Do You Want Fries With That?
Can't Be Really Gone
Angry All the Time
Find Out Who Your Friends Are (feat. Tracy Lawrence)