“Better Than I Used to Be” is the first single by American country music artist Tim McGraw from his soon to be released album, Emotional Traffic, on January 17, 2012. The song was released to country radio on December 1, 2011 through Curb Records. It was originally recorded by American country music artist Sammy Kershaw in 2010, written by Ashley Gorley and Brian Simpson. Tim McGraw’s version of the song debuted at number eighty-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart for the week of December 31, 2011.