Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana, Tim
McGraw is the multiple award-winning country music artist most
famous for his trademark hits "Something Like That",
"Indian Outlaw" and "Live Like You Were Dying",
as well as his celebrity marriage to fellow country music star
addition to reaching super-stardom on the country music stage,
the ruggedly handsome singer has also ventured into acting and
most recently starred on the big screen in Flicka
up in Start, Louisiana believing that his stepfather, Horace Smith,
was his birth father only to find out at age 11 that his
real father was none other than New York Mets pitcher Tug
Tim had been
born following a brief affair between the famous baseball player
and his mother, waitress Betty D'Agostino, in 1966. Although Tug
McGraw initially refused to acknowledge him as his son, as Tim
grew older his resemblance to his father resulted in the two forming
a warmer relationship which they sustained until Tug McGraw's
death in 2004.
graduation from Northeast Louisiana University (during which McGraw
learned guitar and played in a local band) he made his way to
Nashville to launch his music career.
self-titled album released in 1992 was a minor success, but two
years later McGraw had his first No. 1 hit in "Don't Take
the Girl" from his second album "Not a Moment Too Soon".
The album later went on to sell in the millions, earning McGraw
top accolades at the ACM
Awards for Album of the Year and Top New Male Vocalist.
assured, McGraw built upon his new-found success in 1995 with
"All I Want" which debuted as No. 1 on the country music
charts spinning off such hits as "I Like It, I Love It"
and "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart".
year, he was part of the most successful country tours ever when
he headlined the Spontaneous Combustion Tour with future wife
Hill. The country music couple later married on October 6,
album "Everywhere" topped the charts in 1997 featuring
the newlywed's their first duet, "It's Your Love" which
remained No. 1 for a solid six weeks on the country music charts.
That same year "Everywhere" was honored as Album of
the Year at the CMA
Closing out the decade McGraw continued to top the charts and
recorded two more duets with his wife, "Just to Hear You
Say That You Love Me" and "Let's Make Love", the
later receiving a Grammy
Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration in 2000.
More country hits continued to catapult McGraw's reputation as a crowd pleaser,
including No. 1 singles from albums such as "Set This Circus
Down" (2001), "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors"
(2002), and "Live Like You Were Dying" (2004).
McGraw and Faith Hill later hit the road in 2006 on their Soul2Soul II Tour
selling over a million tickets in what remains the highest grossing
($89 million) tour in country music history.
His collection of country hits, "Let It Go", was
released in 2007 and debuted at the top of the charts, marking
his 9th No. 1 country album. McGraw's next studio album, Southern Voice, was released in 2009.
Two years later, he was on the road with The Emotional Traffic tour with an album of the same name released in 2012, this following a contract dispute with Curb Records.
McGraw later signed with Big Machine Records with whom he released his next album, Two Lanes of Freedom, in February 2013 spinning off more single hits such as "Truck Yeah", "One of Those Nights", "Southern Girl", and "Highway Don't Care" featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
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