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Tim McGraw Biography

Birth Name:
Samuel Timothy McGraw
Birth Place:
Delhi, Louisiana, United States
Profession
Country singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • At age 11, discovered that his biological father was Major League Baseball pitcher Tug McGraw
  • Attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship, but dropped out in 1989 to pursue a music career
  • In 2004, made his film debut in the high-school football drama Friday Night Lights, playing an abusive father
  • Won the 2004 People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Musical Performer
  • Paired with rap star Nelly for the No
  • 1 ballad "Over and Over" in 2004
  • Sang a duet, "Me and Tennessee," with Gwyneth Paltrow for the film Country Strong (2010), in which he played her husband; Paltrow's real-life husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, wrote the song
  • Organized, along with wife Faith Hill, the fundraising event Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery in 2010

Awards

  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Song: nominated

Relationships