Country music star Tim McGraw is in Chattanooga Tuesday and Wednesday shooting the music video for his newest single, “Truck Yeah.”

McGraw has performed the song, described as the “soundtrack of a good time,” in concert many times, but only just released the track as a radio single in June. In the song, McGraw champions the loud lifestyle of truck lovin’, muddin’ and honky tonkin.’

The song debuted at No. 22 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, breaking McGraw’s personal best for highest solo chart debut. In 2002, “Grown Men Don’t Cry” debuted at No. 30.


Chris Lucas, who co-wrote the song with Preston Brust, told he wanted to write a song that painted a more diverse picture of what a country music fan might also be into, musically and otherwise.

“I know these rednecks who are muddin’ in their trucks and flyin’ down the road are not just listening to country music; they’re listening to stuff like Lil Wayne and LMFAO,” he said.

Tuesday afternoon, trucks carrying four-wheelers were being delivered to the former industrial site where the U.S. Pipe and Foundry operated for more than 100 years, presumably for the “muddin'” scenes.

Lights and cameras were set up inside the empty former fittings plant, and actors, extras and crew will be working through Wednesday, sources close to the project said.

All scenes for the “Truck Yeah” video are scheduled to be shot at the Chattanooga site, sources said.