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Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw was born in Louisiana to his mother, Betty, who raised him with his stepfather, Horace Smith. When he was 11, McGraw found out that his biological father was professional baseball player Tug McGraw, which explained his affinity for the sport; he attended Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana at Monroe) on a baseball scholarship, but he also learned to play guitar during college. McGraw quit school and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 1989, on the day his hero, Keith Whitley, died. He released his first album in 1993 but didn’t score his first hit until the following year; it was “Indian Outlaw,” from his sophomore disc. McGraw began dating now-wife Faith Hill when she was serving as his opening act on 1996′s Spontaneous Combustion Tour, and the two married later that year. The country superstar has also appeared in several movies, including ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Country Strong’ and ‘The Blind Side.’

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Tim McGraw Defends Sandy Hook Benefit Performance

Tim McGraw is set to appear at a benefit for the non-profit group Sandy Hook Promise and, despite controversy over his performance, he's defending his choice to support the organization.

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Tim McGraw Announces Sandy Hook Promise Benefit Concert

Tim McGraw is donating his time and talents for a worthwhile cause. The singer has announced plans to perform a benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent gun violence, led by family members affected by the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting.

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Top 10 Country Songs About Rain

April showers bring May flowers ... and some really good country songs about rain.

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Story Behind the Song: Tim McGraw, ‘Truck Yeah’

Tim McGraw released "Truck Yeah" in July 2012, as the first single from his Two Lanes of Freedom album, but the tune was written by LoCash's Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, along with Chris Janson and Danny Myrick. The song gave McGraw his highest-ever solo chart debut when it hit Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, eventually reaching No. 11 on that chart, No. 10 on the U.S. Country Airplay chart and No. 57 on the all-genre Hot 100. But, as Brust tells The Boot, LoCash were hoping to record the song themselves -- and how McGraw requested the tune is a pretty funny story.

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Top 10 Hilarious Country Music Tour Antics

Who is the king of pranks in country music? Everyone knows it's Brad Paisley. And although he has also been the victim of several jokes on his tours, Paisley dishes it out even better than he takes it. Many an artist has been on the receiving end of a Paisley prank -- in fact, we could probably fill an entire Top 10 list with only his hilarious antics -- but there are lots of other practical jokes worth writing about, too.

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Story Behind the Song: Tim McGraw, ‘Southern Voice’

Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice," the second single from and title track of his 10th studio album, was written by Bob DiPiero and Tom Douglas. Released in September 2009, "Southern Voice" became McGraw's 23rd No. 1 hit in January 2010, and his first since April 2007. Inside, DiPiero and Douglas tell The Boot about how the wrote the song.

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Top 10 Happy Country Songs

Country music sometimes has a reputation for being all about heartache and cheatin', but the genre also has a lot to say about the good things in life!

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s ‘Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s’ Wasn’t Written as a Duet

Tim McGraw scored another hit with "Meanwhile, Back at Mama's," his duet with with his wife Faith Hill, which appears on his Sundown Heaven Town album. But while the song earned the pair an ACM Awards nomination for Vocal Event of the Year, one of the song's writers, Jaren Johnston, says that it was never intended to be a duet.

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Tim McGraw to Narrate ESPN Films ‘Shaq & Dale’ Documentary

Tim McGraw is a singer and an actor, but now he's about to take on a new role. The Louisiana native will narrate a new ESPN documentary, Shaq & Dale, about NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and his Louisiana State University basketball coach, Dale Brown.

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POLL: Who Should Win Vocal Event of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards?

Some of country's biggest stars are up for Vocal Event of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards. Miranda Lambert, who won the category last year with Keith Urban, is looking to defend her title, this time with Carrie Underwood and their sassy hit "Somethin' Bad," but this year's roster of possible winners is jam packed.

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