70 Facts About Tim McGraw


Samuel Timothy McGraw was born on May 1,1967 and is an American country singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.


Tim McGraw has won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music Awards, and three People's Choice Awards.


Tim McGraw has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.


Tim McGraw has ventured into acting, with supporting roles in The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, Tomorrowland, Four Christmases, and The Shack as well as lead roles in Flicka, Country Strong, and 1883.


Tim McGraw was a minority owner of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats.


Tim McGraw has been married to singer Faith Hill since 1996 and is the son of former MLB pitcher Tug McGraw.


Samuel Timothy McGraw was born in Delhi, Louisiana, the only child of Elizabeth "Betty" Ann D'Agostino, a waitress from Jacksonville, Florida, and Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw Jr.


Tim McGraw lived in the same apartment building as Tug McGraw, who was playing baseball for Jacksonville.


Tim McGraw has two younger half-sisters, Tracey and Sandra, through his mother's marriage to Horace Smith.


Tim McGraw grew up believing Smith was his father, and used this stepfather's surname until meeting Tug.


At age 11, Tim McGraw discovered his birth certificate while searching in his mother's closet to look for a picture for a school project.


Tug McGraw denied the parentage for seven years until Tim was 18 years old.


Tim McGraw has claimed his roommates often hid the guitar because he was so bad.


Tim McGraw followed his mother when she returned to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1987.


In 1989, on the day his hero Keith Whitley died, Tim McGraw dropped out of college to head to Nashville and pursue a musical career.


Tim McGraw came to the attention of Curb Records in 1990.


Tim McGraw made his debut with the single "What Room Was the Holiday In", which was released on March 29,1991, and did not enter the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart upon its release.


Two years later in April 1993, McGraw released his debut album Tim McGraw, which was commercially unsuccessful and did not sell well.


In 1996, Tim McGraw headlined the most successful country tour of the year, The Spontaneous Combustion Tour, with Faith Hill as his supporting act.


Hill broke off her engagement to her former producer Scott Hendricks so that she and Tim McGraw could start dating each other; they then married on October 6,1996.


Tim McGraw contributed a song for the Grammy-winning tribute album to Bob Wills entitled Ride With Bob.


Tim McGraw recorded two more duets with his wife in the late-1990s, both of which appeared on her albums.


In 2000, Tim McGraw released his first Greatest Hits album, which topped the country albums charts for nine weeks and sold nearly 6 million copies, making this one of the biggest-selling albums in the modern country market.


Tim McGraw came to Chesney's aid after police officers nearby believed the horse was being stolen and tried to arrest him.


Tim McGraw chose to use his own touring band, in order to recognize their part in his success, and to capture some of the feel of a real band.


The album's first single and its title track was dedicated to his father Tug Tim McGraw, who died of a brain tumor earlier in the year, was an ode to living life fully and in the moment.


In December 2019, Tim McGraw spoke on stage at the annual End Well Symposium about why he wrote "Live Like You Were Dying" and his struggles with caregiving for his dying father.


The song spent a week at the top of the charts in the United Kingdom, becoming Tim McGraw's first hit single in Britain and Nelly's third number one hit in the country after "Dilemma" and "My Place".


Later in the year, Tim McGraw became a minority owner of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats when majority owner Bud Adams was awarded the expansion franchise.


Tim McGraw released his eleventh studio album, Let It Go, on March 27,2007.


Tim McGraw produced the debut album of country music duo Halfway to Hazard.


The unusual pairing goes back to 2006 when Tim McGraw joined Def Leppard onstage for the song "Pour Some Sugar On Me", and then collaborated on the song "Nine Lives" afterward.


At the 2007 50th Annual Grammy Awards, Tim McGraw received 5 nominations including Best Country Album, Best Country Song, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, and Best Male Country Vocal Performance.


Tim McGraw released his third greatest-hits package, Greatest Hits 3 on October 7,2008.


Tim McGraw was set to debut a new song at the 2009 ACM Awards, but then canceled his performance; he was replaced by Blake Shelton, who sang "She Wouldn't Be Gone".


On January 2,2011, Tim McGraw announced plans for his Emotional Traffic Tour featuring opening acts Luke Bryan and The Band Perry.


The label alleged that Tim McGraw recorded tracks for his Emotional Traffic album too early prior to its delivery to the label.


Several days later, Tim McGraw filed a counter suit against the label seeking advance payment and recording-fund reimbursement, unspecified damages, and a jury trial.


In December 2011, Tim McGraw released his first Christmas single, "Christmas All Over the World", on his own label StyleSonic Records.


Tim McGraw performed at the C2C: Country to Country festival in London on March 16,2013.


Tim McGraw released a single titled "Lookin' for That Girl" in January 2014 as the lead-off single to his second album for Big Machine.


Tim McGraw's eighth greatest hits album, Love Story, is a compilation of his twelve biggest love songs and two previously unreleased recordings.


Tim McGraw was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.


In February 2020, Tim McGraw rejoined Big Machine Records, which he was previously signed to from 2011 to 2017.


Tim McGraw released a new album, Here on Earth, on August 21,2020.


In January 2021, Tim McGraw released the single "Undivided" with Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, which was included on a deluxe edition of Here on Earth released later that year.


Tim McGraw has occasionally served as a record producer in collaboration with Byron Gallimore, who has co-produced all of his albums.


Tim McGraw's first acting appearance came in a 1997 episode of The Jeff Foxworthy Show, where he played Foxworthy's rival.


In 2004, Tim McGraw played a sheriff in Rick Schroder's independent release Black Cloud.


Later in the same year, Tim McGraw received critical acclaim as the overbearing father of a running back in the major studio Texas high school football drama Friday Night Lights.


Shortly before Flicka opened, Tim McGraw received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Tim McGraw's star is located at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard near stars honoring Julie Andrews, William Shatner, and the late Greta Garbo.


Tim McGraw played a bitter, angered widower whose wife was killed in the terrorist attack that is the centerpiece of the movie.


On November 22,2008, Tim McGraw made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live.


Tim McGraw appeared in the 2009 film The Blind Side as Sean Tuohy, husband of Sandra Bullock's character, Leigh Anne Tuohy.


Tim McGraw is among the stars of Dirty Girl, a film that premiered on September 12,2010, at the Toronto Film Festival, along with Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, William H Macy and Dwight Yoakam.


Also in 2010, Tim McGraw starred in Country Strong as James Canter, the husband and manager of the fictional country singer Kelly Canter.


In 2015, Tim McGraw appeared in Brad Bird's Tomorrowland as Eddie Newton, a NASA engineer, and Casey Newton's father.


In 1994, when Tim McGraw first reached fame, he established the annual Swampstock event.


From 1996 to 1999, Tim McGraw hosted an annual New Year's Eve concert in Nashville with special guests including Jeff Foxworthy, the Dixie Chicks, and Martina McBride.


Tim McGraw designed a charity T-shirt sold through Angelwear to benefit MusiCares.


The Tim McGraw Foundation raises funds to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with brain tumors.


Tim McGraw has helped out with charity events held by Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre.


The Brett Favre Fourward Foundation has featured Tim McGraw performing concerts during dinners and auctions that benefit children with disabilities in Wisconsin and Mississippi.


In January 2021, McGraw performed on the Celebrating America inaugural special, a primetime virtual concert celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden.


Tim McGraw married fellow country singer Faith Hill in 1996, and they have three daughters.


In 2000, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw became involved in a scuffle with police officers in Buffalo, New York, after Chesney was riding a State Police horse and refused to get off the horse.


Tim McGraw came to Chesney's aid after police officers nearby believed the horse was being stolen.


Tim McGraw holds a private pilot license and owns a single-engine Cirrus SR22.


Tim McGraw is the godfather to the son of Garrett Hedlund and Emma Roberts.