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Tim McGraw: Random Fun Facts

Updated on October 10, 2015
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart; there is no other way.

Tribute to Tim McGraw

As country music fans, we all have our favorite musicians. Some of us may have more than just one. I have several artists that I enjoy listening to. Yet, Tim McGraw has been in my Top 3 favorites for many years.

He might not write his own songs, but he still puts his heart and soul into his musical adventures. He has to feel the music or else he just can't perform it.

When Tim has a new song come out his fans are all over it. Tim's music has varied over the years, from honky tonk to classic to mainstream country. He might lose a few fans during his transitional periods, but he seems to have gained more than he lost.

He continues to sell out concerts and entertain thousands of fans. Hooting, hollering and cheering is all that could be heard from me whether I'm at his concert, listening to his songs or watching his videos!

This is my tribute to the country artist who roped me into loving country music. If it wasn't for Tim McGraw I might not have discovered a whole new world of awesome artists and magnificent music. So, I thank you, Tim McGraw!

Samuel Timothy Smith

Tim McGraw Random Facts

  • Birth name: Samuel Timothy Smith.
  • Born on May 1, 1967.
  • Smith was his stepdad's last name.
  • When Tim was a youngen he happened to discover his birth certificate while rummaging through his mom's closet.
  • He then found out his real dad was his favorite baseball slugger Tug McGraw.
  • His mom's name is Betty Trimble...(Elizabeth "Betty" Ann D'Agostino).
  • Tim is married to fellow country music star, Faith Hill. They meet while on tour together.
  • Tim proposed by writing "will you marry me" on Faith's dressing rooms mirror in lipstick.
  • Together they have three daughters Gracie, Maggie and Audrey.
  • Tug and Tim didn't form a relationship until Tim was 18 due to Tug being resistant and in denial.
  • Tim doesn't like roller coasters.
  • Tim's grandma and Faith's grandma both predicted that Tim and Faith would hook up before Tim and Faith even knew each other existed. The grandma's did know each other either.

Tim McGraw

More Tim McGraw facts...

  • Has been a country and western music singer for over 20 years.
  • Has starred in many films: Black Cloud, Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side, The Kingdom, Four Christmases, Flicka, Dirty Girl, Country Strong and far.
  • There has been rumors that Tim might run for a political office one day. President Tim McGraw! Wishful thinking...
  • The name of his band is the Dancehall Doctors.
  • Performed duets with: Faith Hill, Nelly, Lionel Ritchie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Def Leppard, Taylor Swift, Mindy McCready, Keith Urban.
  • Tim is of Italian, Irish, Scottish and German descent.
  • Went to college on a baseball scholarship.
  • Dropped out of college and moved to Nashville the day his hero Keith Whitley died.
  • Established Swampstock in 1994. It's a charity softball game with all proceeds going to Little League programs in Northeast Louisiana.
  • On March 13th, 2003 Sunshine attended a Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors concert. Tim was over an hour late which was surprising since he's usually punctual. The next day in the Orlando Sentinel, I discovered why Tim was late. He was in Tampa visiting with his father Tug McGraw who was at Moffitt Cancer Institute and had recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor. I was in awe of Tim. He had received devastating news about his dad, yet he didn't disappoint his fans. He still gave them the time of their lives.
  • The third time Tim and Tug met, when Tim was 20 years old and headed back out to college, Tug gave him his State Championship ring. Tim acted out a similar scene on Friday Night Lights. How cool is that?

Tim McGraw - She's My Kind Of Rain

Tim & Tug McGraw

Yet more random facts about Tim McGraw...

  • Sunshine has been a fan for 16 years and would like to one day have a cook-out with Tim and Faith. I hear he grills a killer peppercorn seasoned steak!
  • Kenny Chesney is/was Tim's best buddy. He even got arrested for him. Minor violation.
  • Tim was born in Start, Louisiana.
  • Tug McGraw gave Tim's demo to a music executive for Curb Records. The rest is country music history.
  • Mattel Toys created and sold a set of Barbies that were supposed to resemble Tim & Faith. Mattel failed. I tried to warn them (see link to article below)
  • Tim's first hit was Indian Outlaw, which was quite controversial, but things eventually simmered down.
  • He has 35 number one singles and his hits continue to climb the charts...
  • Hosted Saturday Night Live in 2008.
  • Sunshine celebrates Tim's birthday each year with a cake, cookie or cupcake.
  • In 2011 she was able to actually celebrate Tim's birthday with him in the same room. A birthday bash concert (see link to article below)
  • Tim made sure his father Tug McGraw had the best medical care during his battle with a brain tumor. He was by his side when Tug passed away on Jan. 5th, 2004.
  • Rescued a fan during a concert in May of 2013.
  • Serenaded a girl at a concert in Atlanta. He also signed his guitar and gave it to her. Awww.
  • Was honored by Time magazine on April 21, 2015 with being in the Top 100 influential people of the year. Way to go, Tim!

Tim McGraw - Master Class OWN TV Oprah

Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw Quote

I live in a house with four women.

Just shut up and say, Yes, ma'am.

© 2011 Linda Bilyeu


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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      TOMORROW is someone's Birthday.....does anyone know who the Birthday girl is? I hope you can let me know......I'm wracking my brain and I can't figure it out!!

      Hot Damn!! GF!! Tim is a whole, great big hunk of sexy and gorgeous!...UP+++

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Audrey, Made and Monis! :)

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Gotta love him :-)

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      Madeleine Salin 3 years ago from Finland

      I "discovered" Kenny Chesney a few years ago and thought he was a great country singer, but now Tim is my favourite, followed by KU and Kenny. I enjoyed reading this hub very much.

      Happy Birthday!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Happy Birthday Linda!!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Great tribute to a wonderful talented man!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Trinity, Yay for being a Sunshine fan! I'm a Trinity fan so we are even!

      I appreciate your comment and compliment. I enjoy your hubs just as much :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Martie, I'm glad you enjoyed this tribute.

      Thanks for another visit Daisy!

      Hi Janine, Tim didn't know Tug was his dad either until he was 11 yrs old :)

      Thanks for the comments! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Julie!

      Hi Crystal, Why am I not surprised that you are a Tim McGraw fan? Great minds thinking alike, yet again. I've had/have so many collectibles of Tim's that I've collected over the years. Some I sold. Some I still have. He even has a wall of photos in m home. I'll add a picture one day on here! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Tills, Up until yesterday this hub was a short paragraph. I've since added to it and will continue to do so. As a matter of fact I've added more info since you read it this morning :)

      It's my first hub and my favorite hub. It's the hub I come back to as a reminder to where I started. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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      Trinity M 5 years ago

      Not a TM fan but definitely a Sunshine fan! :) I always enjoy you hubs, because even when you’re writing random facts about random people you manage to do it in a wonderfully amusing and fun way. Great job Sunshine!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Linda, I finally got to check this one out by you today. I have to admit I am not all that much a fan of Tim's but more his wife, Faith Hill, but still enjoyed this one. I never realized that his dad was Tug McGraw and thanks for supplying me with that new found information. Seriously I do love your Random Facts articles about the stars and have voted this one up and shared too.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (Sunshine),

      I like the expanded version of your article.

      Your *Random Facts* Hubs are great fun. You don't have to limit yourself to writing about people with this type of Hub. You can write about all kinds of subjects.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Short and sweet to the point. And relevant. The most important facts about Tim McGraw. What happen to the HubPages hubscores?

      I voted this one up across the board.

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      mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

      You write about almost all of my favorite people! I love Tim McGraw!! I used to have a bunch of his songs taped to my bedroom wall and my sister and I would sing them every day. Of course I was like 8 at the time... but we still did it. The best thing is that even though I fell in love with him 17 years ago I still love listening to his songs! These facts were very interesting because even though I love Tim McGraw I knew nothing about him!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      He is sooooo dreamy! Nice job :)

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Ah the Queen of lists and the Queen of facts! Your first hub? No wonder you've done so well starting with this one. Lots of facts and information on a great CW star.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Julie, I hope you had the chance to enjoy some of Tim's music in the past 2 months! :)

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Linda, I am not a country fan but you know I quite like this guy! I am tootling off to You Tube later today to see if I can be converted to more country stuff.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      One day Daisy...soon. Maybe!:)

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      Please finish this Hub...or at least add more paragraphs!!!

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      Ardie 6 years ago

      I never realized Tim wasn't Tim's first name! And for the record, omg - hot! I love him and Faith. Great letter as usual ;)

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey SS,

      No surprise here, ha, that this was your first hub. Love it! Now at the end you say you are not done adding facts? Have you? Just puttin' ya on the spot dear friend.

      Nice job! I less than 3 you!


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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Deborah! I'm glad you enjoyed my interview in this weeks newsletter ... I could do so much more with this hub! Have a great day! :)

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      Deborah Neyens 6 years ago from Iowa

      Ha! I had to come back and read this after reading your interview in the newsletter last night. Not as bad as you made it out to be, and glad you kept writing! Loved your interview by the way. It made me smile as much as your hubs do.

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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      Lots of great information. Voted up and useful. BER from Baltimore.

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      geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      You know Im a huge TM fan!! I love his whole life story, keep em coming girl great info:) ge