When he debuted in the early 1990s, had hardly any industry insiders believed that Tim McGraw the throne of Garth Brooks climb would. His ongoing series of multi-platinum albums then made him the most successful country singers of the 21st century. His marriage to the country queen Faith Hill brought him in addition to the Spotlight. Your family of five is part of the Nashville-aristocracy.
defined with uptempo songs that honky tonk and Southern country rock and ballads combine the variety of adult contemporary pop McGraw a new era. 35 No. 1 hits and 54 top 10 singles on the US country charts to his credit, some 40 million albums sold, three Grammys and three dozen other media awards. According to Soundscan he is on place 8 of the most successful US artists of all time. Taylor Swift obeisance to her debut single "Tim McGraw".
McGraw managed what hardly a country artist creates: He reached the large audience outside of Nashville, without losing the favor of the Music City - as before him Shania Twain or Brooks. "Country music has many rules," said McGraw A few years ago the Time Magazine. "Art is knowing which are important and which are not." The important - live in Nashville; working only with the best songwriters and producers; dress like a country singer; political opinion fOr reserve - he holds a. wearing the white cowboy hat good guys and not the black of the bad guys - the unimportant; shoot with studio musicians and not with his touring band - he can under the table fall.
Although he knows the rules of the game, McGraw remains true especially himself. As a teenager, he was in the 1970's as big a fan of pop radio as Merle Haggard. He is striking with its pretty accurate cover of "Tiny Dancer" Elton John, is together with his buddy Kid rock occurred, took Nelly a hip on hop ballad, and one can hear the influence of the Eagles and James Taylor in his songs. At the core of medium-sized, well-trained singer remains (a selfie of 47-year-old, fresh alcohol abstainers, with amazing muscle packages stunned in spring 2014 in the network), however, a country artist. His most loyal fans are still in the traditional camp at home.
signed After twenty years and eleven albums with his old label Curb Records McGraw in May 2012 a new record deal with the label Big Machine by Scott Borchetta. The place of signing he chose the Greyhound bus from Nashville. "23 years ago, May 9, 1989, I came here with the Greyhound bus in Nashville to" admitted McGraw the Billboard magazine on record. "It was the day on which my idol, the country singer Keith Whitley died. "An emotional high busy place so ideal to seal a new beginning. How consistent McGraw is shown by the fact that his 1992 Scott Borchettas father Mike, then chief of Curb, the fountain pen held out.
Like most country singer writes McGraw own songs - only he takes them to Never! "If you sing a song, and describe it, how you feel, then that's good," he once commented, "but if you another talk from the soul in a song, then that's great. If someone turns his car radio and exclaims: 'Wow, how could he know !?', then you've really done your job. "
senses the moods and lifestyles of his fans McGraw best in the songs, the other write for him. So on his recent album "Sundown Heaven Town", for which he in 2014 the younger generation Songwriter Nashville ranließ: Shane MacAnally (Kacey Musgraves) And Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), Alongside veterans like Ben Hayslip and Rhett Atkins (The father of Nashville's new shooting star Thomas Rhett). "Sundown Heaven Town" and its predecessor "Two Lanes of Freedom" are quasi the quintessence of his entire oeuvre: "... Freedom" more research and free-thinking and "Sundown ..." again declared country-heavy - both produced by his longtime companion, the Grammy winner Byron Gallimore (Sugar Land, Lee Ann Womack).
But actually it is a pity that McGraw released any original songs. His biography is filmreif. Samuel Timothy Smith came in Louisiana as a child of a waitress to the world. His ancestors came from Italy, Scotland, Germany and the Czech Republic. When he was 9, his mother divorced by his stepfather, a truck driver. They never stayed long in one place. With 11 Tim found in a cardboard box his birth certificate and read there that his real father of the famous professional baseball Tug McGraw was who had had an affair with his mother. (2009 played McGraw alongside Sandra Bullock in "The Big Chance", a permanent drunken father whose adopted son a success eicher football professional is. The film received an Oscar nomination.) In Nashville McGraw went brush three years latches before 1992 his debut single "Welcome to the club" published. The breakthrough came in 1994 with the second album "Not A Moment Too Soon". Although he deliberately refrained add sound to his own life, he can every song-story give life with his charisma but actually. the charm Tim McGraws succumbing easily.
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