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 Proud of the Women His Daughters Have Become
He and his wife Faith Hill are now empty-nesters.
Tim McGraw + Faith Hill Step Out for U.K. Paramount+ Launch
McGraw and Hill were looking sharp for their London date night.
Happy Father's Day to These Sweet Country Star Dads! [PICTURES]
Dads are the best: They'll take you fishing, teach you important life lessons ... and occasionally act pretty goofy.
Country Music Memories: Tim + Faith Hill Hit No. 1
On June 7, 1997, McGraw and Hill soared to the top of the charts with their duet, "It's Your Love," from McGraw's 'Everywhere' album.
Tim McGraw Says Faith Hill Upped His Acting Skills on '1883'
The country superstar couple had never acted together, and McGraw says he was blown away by his wife's acting skills.
Country Music Memories: Tim McGraw Sued By His Record Label
They wound up in a long, dragged-out court proceeding.
Country Music Memories: Tim McGraw Earns Honorary Doctorate
On May 12, 2001, McGraw earned an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
All About Mom: How Country Stars Celebrate Mother's Day
They got it from their mamas!