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Tim McGraw is an American country singer, born in Delhi, Louisiana whose albums and singles have regularly topped the music charts, making him one of the country music’s most popular artists. McGraw is married to singer Faith Hill. His hit songs include Indian Outlaw, Don’t Take the Girl, I Like It; I Love It and Live Like You Were Dying. McGraw’s popularity has led to millions of album sales, and a large list of awards from organizations such as; Academy of Country Music, Billboard, the Country Music Association, Country Music Television, and more. McGraw is also known for his acting appearances. He appeared in the 2004 feature film, Black Cloud, the 2006 family drama Flicka and in a supporting role in The Kingdom. He starred opposite Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. He also played a character in Country Strong.

17 Apr, 2015

Defends concert participation

Makes Statement

McGraw sees no conflict in his upcoming participation in a concert to benefit Sandy Hook Promise after critics call the show a gun-control fundraiser. He says he can both be a gun owner and support the concert. He is taking part in the concert because a band member is friends with a parent whose child was a victim of the shooting at the Newtown school.

Let me be clear regarding the concert for Sandy Hook given much of the erroneous reporting thus far. As a gun owner, I support gun ownership. I also believe that with gun ownership comes the responsibility of education and safety — most certainly when it relates to what we value most, our children. I can’t imagine anyone who disagrees with that. The concert is meant to do something good for a community that is recovering.

19 Jul, 2014

Faster Horses Festival rape


A 25-year-old woman claims that she was attacked by three men,when she was separated from her friends after leaving McGraw’s July 18th show that was held at the Faster Horses Festival. The incident reportedly occurred in the parking lot of the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Police say that the rape was reported at 12:10 a.m:

She was attacked in the dark near the parking area, and there didn’t happen to be anyone around in that parking area. She was taken to Allegiance (Health) where they checked for injuries, and a rape kit was done and sent to the Michigan State Police lab to check for DNA.

13 Jul, 2014

Swats Atlanta fan

 The country artist stops his Truck Yeah song for a split second and swats an Atlanta fan away. A spokesperson tells Billboard:

Tim was singing out in the audience, and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn’t let go as he was moving through the crowd. He instinctively swatted to try and keep them from ripping his jeans … and so he could get to more fans who were trying to slap hands with him before the end of the show. He didn’t know who had grabbed him and was trying to keep his pants from being torn.

8 Jun, 2014



McGraw speaks about his life as a singer, actor and family man.

You have to own it. Anything that you want to be good at and anything that you want to succeed at

11 Feb, 2013

People cover

Magazine Cover

timMcGraw appears on the cover of People to discuss how drinking affected his life and how he upped his workouts to get great abs.

I wasn’t a beer drinker. I was more a whiskey drinker. And I wouldn’t just have a drink. If I was going to drink, I’d have some drinks. People were worried about me. It was to the point where I felt it was negatively affecting my relationships and getting in the way of things I wanted to accomplish in life.

11 Jul, 2012

People cover

Magazine Cover

chesneyChesney and McGraw appears on the cover of People to discuss their tour, basketball, and being there for each other after so many years. On touring together:

As good of friends as we are, we’ve been on different paths for several years. To be able to spend the whole summer together and reconnect is awesome. One of the reasons there’s so much chemistry onstage is that Tim and I both grew up the same way; we both have a lot of the same heroes-George Strait, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Whitley-and we’re both competitive.

20 Apr, 2012

Feel Like A Rockstar

Single Release

Chesney releases the single, Feel Like A Rockstar, featuring McGraw, from his album, Welcome to the Fishbowl. Chesney:

It describes my fan base to a T because my road family, we have always worked very hard, but we’ve always lived by the theory of we work really hard and play harder.It seemed to work for us. I think that defines a lot of the people that have spent a lot of summers with us out there on the road. The first time I heard Feel Like a Rock Star, I knew I was gonna record it because it defined everything that we’re about out there on the road.

21 Jul, 2010

People cover

mcgrawMcGraw appears on the cover of People to discuss his music and how’s he thankful for country boys. On his competition:

I’ve always thought George Strait was the coolest guy out there. That’s who my wife would pick. She thinks he’s gorgeous. Him or Kris Kristofferson-she likes him too. He’s got that sexy, outlaw thing going on for her. When we’re around him, she can barely speak.

13 Feb, 2005

Wins Grammy


McGraw wins the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for Live Like You Were Dying.

2 Mar, 1999

How Forever Feels

Single Release

Chesney releases the single, How Forever Feels, from his album, Everywhere We Go. Chesney almost lost the opportunity to release the song as McGraw had already cut it. McGraw decided not to release the song. McGraw:

I’m glad you cut it. It just didn’t work for me

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