Tim McGraw is quail hunting in Tennessee with his pal Clint Black when he calls. Yes, the man who headlines the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Concert says he's "all about the peace," except when it comes to quails. "It's either us or the coyotes." The concert — airing Dec. 21 on A&E — honors Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights activist. McGraw, 36, who's married to Faith Hill, says he's thrilled that he was invited to sing. "To think that country music has brought me far enough to do something like this is humbling."

TV Guide Online: Are you a peacenik?
McGraw:
I've got three daughters and a wife, so I've got to make the peace all the time at home. I'm always separating the girls.

TVGO: Will you join the Dixie Chicks and start speaking out against war?
McGraw:
I'm a country singer. I don't get involved in that. Nobody wants to hear what I have to say.

TVGO: What about the concert appealed to you?
McGraw:
The fact that I have three daughters — this great woman is winning the Peace Prize — and the experience for them to be there and to witness that. I hope something sticks for them. And it's just a grand event, something on a world scope that you don't get to do very often.

TVGO: People don't normally associate country music with the Nobel Peace Prize.
McGraw:
I see your point. But Willie Nelson has done it before.

TVGO: Faith is in that remake of The Stepford Wives, about husbands who turn unruly wives into subservient zombies. Will it change her outlook on marriage?
McGraw:
Faith isn't affected by anything. Faith is Faith, as pure as they come. I'm not worried about that. I didn't see too much of the original film, because I didn't want to know too much about it. I want the impact of seeing her on screen in the movie.

TVGO: You have the three little girls. Will you keep trying for a son?
McGraw:
God, who knows? I don't know. That's up to somebody that has more say about it than me. Or her.

TVGO: Girls can go quail hunting.
McGraw:
My girls are great. They love coming to the farm. There's nothing they can't do. And I want them to know that.