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. Together, the country power couple spent much of 2017 and 2018 on the road together for their Soul2Soul Tour, surrounding the release of their joint album, 'The Rest of Our Life.' The country superstar has also appeared in several movies, including 'Friday Night Lights', 'Country Strong' and 'The Blind Side.'
Tim McGraw Is Responsible for Tom Hanks' '1883' Cameo
McGraw says Hanks' scene is "one of the most moving scenes in the show."
Tim McGraw Shares Photo Marking Bittersweet End of '1883' Filming
McGraw and wife Faith Hill play James and Margaret Dutton on the Paramount+ show.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Had to Wrangle Horses + Wagons on '1883'
Driving a wagon is actually a lot harder than it looks, Tim McGraw says.
Tim McGraw Says Faith Hill Slapping Him in '1883' Was Genuine
The country couple has been married for 25 years.
Tim McGraw's Daughter Unearths a Years-Old Message From Her Dad
Audrey was looking for a good book to read, but wound up discovering a sweet reminder of how proud her country star dad is of her.
'Dutton Rules' Podcast: Fact-Checking '1883,' Ep. 1 + 2 [Listen]
Is the White Elephant real? How did Tim McGraw and Faith Hill do?
'1883' Delivers All-Star Cameos and Two Devastating Deaths
No one is safe, not even family.