This 16-track, second volume of Tim McGraw's Greatest Hits is a stopgap that generally covers the years 2001-2004, but there are exceptions. There are a pair of tunes from 2001's Set This Circus Down , four from Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (2002), and two from Live Like You Were Dying, issued in 2004. You also get the title cuts from 1994's Not a Moment Too Soon, and 1997's Everywhere. Also included are the hit duets -- one with wife Faith Hill, "Like We Never Loved at All," from her 2005 Fireflies set -- and "Over and Over," with Nelly from his Suit disc issued in 2004. From here there are no less than ten bona fide hit songs. McGraw includes four new tunes as well to make the package irresistible to the faithful. There's a slick cover of Ryan Adams' "When the Stars Go Blue," Craig Wiseman and Chris Lindsey's "Beautiful People," "My Little Girl," from the soundtrack to the film Flicka, and an uncredited "bonus track," entitled "I've Got Friends That Do." These cuts are all manned by McGraw's longstanding band the Dancehall Doctors and therefore have the feel of his last four records or so. If you have volume one, there is plenty of reason to have Vol. 2, especially since McGraw, like most other Nash Vegas chart-toppers, issue albums with filler. This second hits package complements the first beautifully, and would more than fill out most any casual country fan's McGraw shelf.
AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek
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