Born:May 01, 1967 (age 50)
Styles:pop-country, contemporary country
Tim McGraw has gone through an incredible evolution as an artist since his debut in the early 1990s. He has stayed steadily on the top of the charts thanks to his ability to change with the times, moving from honky tonk hits to sweeping pop-country ballads.
McGraw moved to Nashville on the very same day that his musical hero, Keith Whitley, died in 1989. He worked the club scene in town for a few years before he finally hit the charts with his sophomore album, Not a Moment Too Soon. Supported by the successful title track, “Don’t Take the Girl” and “Down on the Farm”, the album became a massive crossover hit.
His 1995 release, All I Want, solidified his stardom with the massive success of his trademark track, “I Like It, I Love It”. A string of hits followed, and his celebrity status hit a high with his high-profile marriage to Faith Hill. Over the past twenty years, he’s released 10 number-one albums, one greatest hits compilation, and has become one of the top-earning musicians in country today. McGraw released his fourteenth studio album, Damn Country Music, on Nov. 6. The album includes the single “Humble And Kind”, an Oprah-approved song that explores the basic human tenants of being a decent person.