Tim McGraw was recently certified as the most-played country artist of the past 20 years (1992-2012) by Nielsen-BDS and also recognized by Mediabase as the most-played country artist in the history of their tracking service. According to Tim, he owes much of his success to the people around him.
“I’m not a very detailed guy at all about anything,” he said. “I’m very topical on a lot of things. I mean I’m pretty good at a lot of things but I’m not great at anything, you know what I mean?”
One thing Tim does have going for him is his judge of character. “I try to keep good people around me and people who work hard and people who understand me,” he said. “And part of anybody being I guess a good leader and getting things accomplished is finding people around you that understand what you’re trying to do.”
Ultimately, Tim surrounds himself with people who get his vision. “I think there are a lot of people who are in a position of leadership that are trying to accomplish something that never get the right combination of people around ‘em,” he said. “They can never understand what it is they’re trying to do. So I think I’ve been very fortunate in putting people in place that could understand my language.”
Tim will release his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, on February 5, 2013. Tim and wife Faith Hill will kick off their stand at The Venetian in Las Vegas on December 7 with 10 performances scheduled through April 2013.