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2009 Southern Voice

Tim McGraw released his newest album Southern Voice in October and has already reached the top spot of Billboard's Country Albums chart. The Grammy-Award winning country singer also co-stars with Sandra Bullock in the movie The Blind Side in theaters now.


2007 Let It Go

McGraw's 2007 album Let It Go was his fourth to top both the Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200. Don't miss the duet with his wife Faith Hill "I Need You."


2004 Live Like You Were Dying

McGraw released the Billboard 200 and Country Albums chart-topping Live Like You Were Dying in 2004, utilizing his road band and co-mixing/producing the record himself. The title track proved to be a huge crossover success, reaching the Adult Contemporary and Top 40 charts.


2002 Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors

McGraw defied the conventions of country music by entering the studio with his road band, the Dancehall Doctors, instead of session musicians. The self-titled album, Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, was released in late 2002 producing the hits "Red Rag Top" and "She's My Kind of Rain" and included a cover of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer."


2001 Set This Circus Down

Released in 2001, Set This Circus Down brought McGraw's hit streak into the new millennium, giving him four more number one hits--"Grown Men Don't Cry," "Angry All the Time," "The Cowboy in Me," and "Unbroken."


1999 Place In The Sun

McGraw's triple-platinum A Place in the Sun achieved number one spots in country and pop, and four of its singles also hit number one: "Please Remember Me" (which features Patty Loveless), "Something Like That," "My Best Friend," and "My Next Thirty Years." In 2000, McGraw released his first greatest hits compilation and another Top Ten duet from his wife Faith Hill's Breathe album, "Let's Make Love." The song later won McGraw his first Grammy, for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.


1997 Everywhere

Everywhere topped the country charts and sold four million copies. The lead single was a McGraw-Hill duet titled "It's Your Love," which topped the country chart as well as making the Top Ten of pop.


1995 All I Want

McGraw's 1995 release, All I Want, immediately made him a star with the number one smash "I Like It, I Love It." The album topped the country charts, reached Top Five of pop, and sold over two million copies. Over 1996, McGraw supported the album with an extensive tour, accompanied by opening act Faith Hill. McGraw and Hill married in October after the tour concluded.


1994 Not A Moment Too Soon

McGraw's success began with his 1994 sophomore effort, Not a Moment Too Soon. Although the lead single "Indian Outlaw" was criticized by some for its caricatures of Native Americans, the single and several others from the album ranked well on both country and pop charts. The album became a hit and earned the title of the best-selling country album of the year.


1993 Tim McGraw

McGraw dropped out of Northeast Louisiana University in 1989 and headed to Nashville on the same day his hero Keith Whitley passed away. He sang in clubs around Nashville for several years before he landed a deal with Curb in 1992. His self-titled debut was released later that year.


1967 Birth

Samuel Timothy McGraw was born in Delhi, LA, on May 1, 1967. His father was baseball player Tug McGraw, a star relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets who'd had a brief affair with McGraw's mother. He was raised mostly in the small town of Start, LA, near Monroe, and grew up listening to a variety of music--from country and rock to pop and R&B. He attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship, studying sports medicine, and learned to play guitar to accompany his singing.

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