Tim McGraw: ‘I Feel Fortunate to Be Able to Do This’
For more than 20 years, Tim McGraw has been in the spotlight. Since his debut single, "Indian Outlaw," in 1994, the singer has earned a string of hit albums and chart-topping singles, all of which has made him one of the most famous country singers of all time. But ask him about all of his achievements, and he will politely, and graciously, refuse to bask in his success.
"I feel fortunate to be able to do this," McGraw tells The Boot. "Humility is something you work on every day. It can get away from you. The times that I’ve lost my humility, I’ve been reminded of it very quickly. Those are the times that set you back and make you sit by yourself and think about what you’re going to do.
"I just feel fortunate: I’m surrounded by good people. I see talent everywhere I look, how talented everybody is," he adds. "I’m glad I’m here and able to do this."
As a new generation of artists emerges, many cite McGraw as one of their earliest influences in country music, which he admits he finds a bit daunting.
"I don’t know if I’d want anybody to look up to me," McGraw concedes. "But if I can offer something, I’m there to offer something.
"I learn more from everybody else," he continues. "Anybody who thinks they’re learning anything from me, I’m learning more from them. If anybody can get something out of anything I’ve done, then I’m glad for it."
McGraw's newest album, Damn Country Music, is out now. The record is available on Amazon and iTunes.
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