Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (2002) America's favorite suburban outlaw shucks his hillbilly pretense and corn-pone cartoonishness for a more temperate earnestness. It suits him; McGraw has always been an unconvincing… 2002-11-26 Tim McGraw Country
Music Review

Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (2002)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 26, 2002; Lead Performance: Tim McGraw; Genre: Country

America's favorite suburban outlaw shucks his hillbilly pretense and corn-pone cartoonishness for a more temperate earnestness. It suits him; McGraw has always been an unconvincing honky-tonk hero. The smooth adult-contemporary flow of ''She's My Kind of Rain'' and ''That's Why God Made Mexico'' places him squarely in wife Faith Hill's camp, and his remake of Elton John's ''Tiny Dancer'' is shameless pandering, but at least he's got good taste.

Originally posted Nov 29, 2002 Published in issue #684 Nov 29, 2002 Order article reprints