|"Real Good Man"|
|Single by Tim McGraw|
|from the album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors|
|Released||May 19, 2003|
|Tim McGraw singles chronology|
"Real Good Man" is a song written by Rivers Rutherford and George Teren and recorded by American country music singer Tim McGraw. It was released in May 2003 as the fourth single from McGraw's 2002 album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.
The narrator states to his significant other that while he may be a "bad boy", he is a "real good man".
Rick Cohoon of Allmusic reviewed the song favorably, saying that the song "offers a unique melody." Cohoon goes on to say that McGraw can "party with the best of 'em" but also "touts his softer side complete with soft-as-velvet hands and a patriotic spirit."
The music video, directed by Sherman Halsey, was filmed live in concert, and was released as a double-song video with "The Ride," a cover of the David Allen Coe hit. The latter song does not appear on any of McGraw's albums or compilations. A special promotional single of this double-song performance was sent to radio stations. While the live version of "Real Good Man" did eventually appear on McGraw's Greatest Hits 3 CD, it did not contain "The Ride."
"Real Good Man" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of May 17, 2003.