Here is all that you need to know about the son of baseball player Tug McGraw and husband of Faith Hill, Tim McGraw. Read about his age, net worth and more.
Tim McGraw is a famous country singer who also happens to be the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw. His full name is Samuel Timothy McGraw and he was born in Delhi, Louisiana. He is the only child of Elizabeth Ann (Betty), a waitress and Frank Edwin ‘Tug’ McGraw Jr., a star pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. McGraw is of Irish and Italian descent from his mother’s side and of Scots-Irish, Scottish, French, English, Dutch, German and Czech descent on his father’s side. McGraw was raised by his mother in Start for some time and then in Richland Parish which is on the east of Monroe for some time. His mom was living with her second husband at that time and McGraw grew up believing that his stepfather, Horse Smith, was his father. His last name was also Smith from the time of his mother’s marriage until the time he met his biological father. When he was 11, he accidentally came across his birth certificate while looking for his Christmas presents in his mother’s closet. When he questioned him mom about his discovery, she revealed the truth about his biological father. She took him to meet Tug McGraw then for the first time. But Tug kept on denying being Tim’s father for 7 years. It was only when Tim McGraw turned 18, his father Tug realized that Tim McGraw resembled him and only then he acknowledged paternity. Since that time, both father and son remained close to each other till Tug McGraw died in 2004. Tim McGraw always loved to play competitive sports since he was a child. He even showed his interest in baseball not knowing that his father is a professional baseball player.
Tim McGraw education
Tim McGraw attended Northeast Louisiana University which is now called the University of Louisiana at Monroe on the basis of a baseball scholarship but he never earned a varsity letter. He was also once a member of the FFA. He learned to play guitar during his college years and would love to sing and perform for some tips. He recalls how his roommates used to hide his guitar because he was very bad at it. He later attended the Florida Community College at Jacksonville for only one term. His interest in music grew by then and he started to sit with local bands occasionally. In 1989, he got the news of the death of his hero and idol Keith Whitley. He immediately dropped out of college to head to Nashville where he pursued his music career.
Wife Faith Hill and children
He got married to fellow singer Faith Hill in the year 1996 and has been married to her ever since. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have three daughters: Maggie Elizabeth, Gracie Katherine, and Audrey Caroline.
Tim McGraw songs
Tim McGraw has till date released thirteen studio albums. !0 out of these 13 have made it to the number 1 position on the Top Country Albums charts. His breakthrough album ‘Not a Moment Too Soon’ became the top country album of the year 1994. All of his albums have together produced over 50 singles and again 25 of them have reached the number 1 position on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay Charts. His famous three singles – ‘Just to See You Smile’, ‘It’s Your Love’ and ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ were the top country songs of the year 1998, 1997 and 2004 respectively according to the data from Billboard Year-End. His Soul2Soul II Tour with his wife Faith Hill is the highest grossing tour in country music history and also one of the top 5 among all music genres. His other famous movies include ‘The Blind Side’ and ‘The Rest of Our Life’. The Blind Side Soundtrack was released in the year 2009. The Blind Side has 45 songs with a bit of country music and a bit of classic rock. The Blind Side is based on a book by journalist Michael Lewis. ‘The Rest of Our Life’ is a beautiful song sung by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. ‘The Rest of Our Life’ belongs to a country genre and it was released in the year 2007. ‘The Rest of Our Life’ is their first joint album and also has them both performing in the video. The lyrics of the song ‘The Rest of Our Life’ seems fit for a couple in a blissful marriage.
Tim McGraw as an actor
Tim McGraw also ventured into acting with supporting roles in ‘The Blind Side’ with Sandra Bullock, in ‘Friday Night Lights’, in ‘the Kingdom’ and also in ‘Four Christmases’ with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. He also played the lead role in ‘Flicka’ in the year 2006 and in ‘Country Strong’ in the year 2010. Along with his acting and music, he balanced his interest in sports too and was the minority owner of the Arena Football League’s Nashville Kats. His first acting appearance came in the episode of ‘The Jeff Foxworthy Show’ in the year 1997. In this episode, he played Foxworthy’s rival. In 2004, he was seen as a sheriff in Rick Schroder’s independent release ‘Black Cloud’. Tim McGraw also received critical acclaim for his role as an overbearing father of a running back in the ‘Major Studio Texas High School Football Drama Friday Night Lights’. According to the Dallas Observer, Tim McGraw played the role with an unexpected ferocity. His lead role in the film ‘Flicka’ released in 2006 was also much appreciated worldwide. It was a remake of the classic book ‘My Friend Flicka’. McGraw played the role of the father Rob, costarring with Maria Bello and Alison Lohman. He reunited with his ‘Friday Night Lights’ director Peter Berg by bagging a small part in the Michael Mann- produced film ‘The Kingdom’ in the year 2007. He is also one among the stars of the film ‘Dirty Girl’ which was premiered in September 2010 at the Toronto Film Festival. The others stars include Juno Temple, William H., Milla Jovovich and Dwight Yoakam.
Tim McGraw awards, recognition and other charity works
The debut single of Taylor Swift, ‘Tim McGraw refers to him and also his song ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothin’. Tim McGraw is the proud winner of three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards and also three People’s Choice Awards. As an acknowledgment of his grandfather’s Italian heritage, Tim McGraw was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in the year 2004 by receiving the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Music during the Foundation’s 29th Anniversary Gala. McGraw came to the notice of Curb Records in the year 1990. McGraw gave a copy of his demo single to his father. This demo was heard by a man who was friends with Curb Record Executives. He heard it one day while driving with Tug and recommended the young singer to Curb Records. They signed him several weeks later to a recording contract. His first single ‘What Room was the Holiday In’ could not make it to the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts when it was released. While acting in ‘Flicka’ McGraw also served as the executive producer of the soundtrack album which was released by his own record label ‘StyleSonic Records’ along with the association of Fox 2000 Films and Curb Records. In 2010, he played the role of James Canter in ‘Country Strong’ who was the husband and manager of the fictional country singer played by Gwyneth Paltrow. When McGraw first reached fame in the year 1994, he conducted an annual Swampstock event. This event began as a charity game to raise some money for hometown little league programs, but later it also included a multi-artist concert which attracts more than 11,000 fans per year. The event also manages to establish college scholarship funds for deserving students in the northeast Louisiana area. From the year 1996 to 1999, McGraw also hosted an Annual New Year’s Eve concert at the Nashville with some very special guests like Martina McBride, Dixie Chicks, and Jeff Foxworthy. In 1999, his famous tour-within-a-tour program also known as ‘The Bread and Water Tour’ came up and all the proceeds from there went to charity. Soon after the Hurricane Katrina engulfed the town Mississippi into its storms, McGraw and his wife Faith joined volunteer groups taking supplies to the Gulfport of Mississippi. His wife was raised in this town and hence had some attachment to it. Later that year, the duo established ‘Neighbor’s Keeper Foundation’ which is an organization helping the needy at the time of natural disasters. McGraw is a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and donates a lot of his time, funds, skills and fame along with other celebrities to help the Red Cross to high light important initiatives. McGraw and his wife Faith once donated $5000 to a 3-year-old daughter of Officer Robert Kozminski, Kailey Kozminski. The officer was killed in the year 2007 while responding to a domestic disturbance. In 2010, McGraw with his wife Faith organized a Nashville Rising and all the proceeds of the concert were used in raising $2 million for ‘The Community Foundation of middle Tennessee’ in response to a flood that caused damage worth $2 billion. McGraw also holds a private pilot license. Tim McGraw and his wife Faith McGraw have a combined net worth of $135 million. The net worth of McGraw and Faith separately cannot be calculated as both of them have been together since the very beginning. Their net worth includes their personal earnings as actors, singers and famous celebrities. Owing to their gross net worth, they are currently in the top 10 richest celebrity couples. Byron Gallimore has co-produced all of McGraw’s albums and Tim has occasionally been a record producer with him at times. Jo Dee Messina’s self-titled debut album, as well as her next two albums, ‘I’m Alright’ and ‘Burn’ have been co-produced by McGraw and Byron together. McGraw’s eigth greatest hits album ‘Love Story’ is a compilation of his 12 biggest love songs and two unreleased songs. Curb Records released the album on Valentine’s Day in the year 2014 through Walmart.
Tim McGraw on gun control
Tim McGraw and Faith spoke their minds on gun control in regards to the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
“Look, I’m a bird hunter — I love to wing-shoot,” said McGraw. “However, there is some common sense that’s necessary when it comes to gun control. They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it’s brought up. It’s not about the Second Amendment.” Hill said they knew “a lot of people” at the Route 91 Harvest festival. “The doctors that (treated) the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in war,” she said. “That’s not right. Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians. Gun control is everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to tell the truth. We all want a safe country.”