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.'
Country Music Memories: Tim McGraw Signs With Curb Records
On Oct. 22, 1990, McGraw signed with Curb Records.
Country Music Memories: McGraw Earns Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
On Oct. 17, 2006, McGraw received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tim McGraw + Faith Hill's Historic Estate Listed for $9.9 Million
The place is fully updated, but still retains its historic charm.
Tim McGraw Confronts Heckler: 'You Got a Problem With Me?'
McGraw then jumped into the crowd.
Tim McGraw + Faith Hill Sell $35 Million Private Island Estate
You've never seen anything quite like it!
Country Music Memories: McGraw Hits No. 1 With 'Real Good Man'
On Oct. 11, 2003, McGraw's hit "Real Good Man" landed at the top of the charts.
Country Music Memories: Tim + Faith Play First Show Married
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Spontaneous Combustion Tour stop on Oct. 10, 1996, was their first show together as a married couple.
Faith Hill Proves Tim McGraw Has Nothing to Worry About
Viewers see a Jeep, a pair of boots and a pair of ripped jeans, but it's still the sweetest thing.
PICS: A Look Back at Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Relationship
Hill and McGraw have been married for more than 20 years and have three daughters together, but their romance is still as hot as ever.