Tim McGraw: Through The Years With The Country Star

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are interviewed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 16, 2017 in New York City.
September 4, 2019 - 14:43 / Cynthia Springer

Tim McGraw has had several hits and won several awards. His country music has resonated with millions of fans, having sold more than 80 million records worldwide. This has made him one of the most top-selling music artists of all time! Let's check out more of his career in the following article!

Born on May 1, 1967, Samuel Timothy McGraw didn't grow up thinking he'd become a musical star legend. In fact, he attended college on a baseball scholarship at Northeast Louisiana University. He only started learning how to play the guitar during his time in college and sang for fun. He ended up dropping out of college, and decided to move to Nashville to begin his professional musical career.

Tim McGraw performs on stage during day three of the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 08, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The early days

McGraw released his first single in 1991, "What Room Was the Holiday In", but it was certainly not a hit nor well-received. He released three more singles with the same response. Finally in 1994, he released his next album titled Not a Moment Too Soon, which became the best-selling country album in 2004. This album brought him two awards from the Academy of Country Music: Album of the Year and Top New Male Vocalist. Not bad for a rookie!

Tim McGraw poses with the Favorite Country Song award during the 2016 American Music Awards on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles.

McGraw then released his next album, All I Want, in 1995, which just like his previous album, soared across the nation. The next year is when his beautiful wife, Faith Hill, would come into the picture. Hill broke off her engagement with a former country producer to start dating McGraw. They married the same year in 1996 and have been happily together ever since.

The country power couple!

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform on NBC's Today at Rockefeller Plaza on November 17, 2017 in New York City.

Over the next three years, McGraw released two more albums and received more applause and Grammy nominations. This time in his songs, he included his wife and singer Faith Hill to perform duets with him. Their romance is still seen as the couple continues to perform together to this day. By 2000, his Soul2Soul tour was the leading country tour in the U.S.

The 2000's

By the turn of the century, McGraw proved himself as a country powerhouse. With the release of six albums until 2009, his career also took a turn into the field of acting. He starred as a supporting actor in The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, Four Christmases, and The Kingdom, just to name a few.

Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Jae Head, Tim McGraw and Lilly Collins, at the NYC premiere of The Blind Side on November 17, 2009.

Since 2010, McGraw released an additional five more albums... because why slow down, right? In total, he has won 3 Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, and 3 People's Choice Awards. He clearly loves what he does, and we do, too! Keep up the great work, McGraw!