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Dec 2

Tim McGraw Is A Football Junkie

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Tim McGraw is a self-confessed football junkie. He’s even had roles in football-themed movies The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights.

“I’m a football junkie, and certainly when football season is on, I watch every game I can possibly watch, college, professional and even every Friday night high school games that we can when we’re at home,” he said. “Our daughter, Maggie, she’s a cheerleader, so we try to make all the games. We rarely miss one.”

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Nov 27

Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw Give Thanks

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Florida Georgia Line has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, including six consecutive No. 1 hits and their new album, Anything Goes. But giving thanks – and giving back – is something the duo tries to be mindful of all year long, not just on Thanksgiving.

“Giving back is something that’s very important to us,” Brian Kelley said. “We were raised watching both of our fathers work very hard and give back at the same time. That’s something that’s close to us and close to our hearts and our voices through success, and everything has gotten a little bit bigger over the past couple years and there’s no better time than now, and we feel like we’d be doing the wrong thing if we weren’t giving back.”

Tim McGraw also has a lot to be thankful for this year, including a successful tour and the release of his latest album, Sundown Heaven Town. He plans to spend the holiday somewhere warm with his wife, Faith Hill, and their three daughters, all of whom top his list of blessings. Continue Reading

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Nov 12

Faith Hill to Star in Indie Crime Drama Dixieland

Faith Hill at 2014 CMA Awards

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Faith Hill is headed back to the silver screen. She will star in Dixieland, described by Deadline.com as an “indie crime drama.” She will play the mother of a young man, played by Chris Zylka, recently released from prison who falls for the girl next door, played by Riley Keogh, daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis.

The cast also includes singer/songwriter Steve Earle, RJ Mitte, Spencer Lofranco, Brad Carter and legendary WWE wrestler Mick Foley. Hill last appeared in a film role in 2004’s Stepford Wives alongside Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close and Bette Midler. She made her acting debut in 1997 with roles on Touched by an Angel and Promised Land.

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Nov 7

Blake Shelton Makes It Another Week at No. 1 on Top 20

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Blake Shelton extends his run at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Neon Light,” while Brad Paisley and Cole Swindell round out the Top 3. It’s a big week for debuts, with new clips from Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Frankie Ballard and Sam Hunt all entering the countdown for the first time. Plus, host Nan Kelley has a sneak peek of Florida Georgia Line’s new video.

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This Week’s Chart:

  1. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  2. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  3. Cole Swindell – “Hope You Get Lonely”
  4. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
  5. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  6. Big & Rich – “Look At You”
  7. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  8. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
  9. Dierks Bentley – “Say You Do”
  10. Florida Georgia Line – “Dirt” Continue Reading

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Oct 31

Blake Shelton Repeats At No. 1 on Top 20

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There are no tricks, just treats on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Blake Shelton repeats at No. 1 this week while Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts round out the Top 3. Kenny Chesney charts two videos, with “American Kids” coming in a No. 15 and his latest, “Til It’s Gone,” debuting at No. 20. Plus, host Nan Kelley has a sneak peek of Tim McGraw’s new video.

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  1. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  4. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  5. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
  6. Cole Swindell – “Hope You Get Lonely”
  7. Lucy Hale – “Lie A Little Better”
  8. Hunter Hayes – “Tattoo”
  9. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  10. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls” Continue Reading

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Oct 7

Tim McGraw’s Daughters Could Follow in His Footsteps

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s three daughters seem to have their famous parents’ talent genes. While McGraw says all three girls are good singers, their youngest, Audrey, recently wowed him by asking to take the stage during a pre-show acoustic set in Rogers, Arkansas, to perform for the crowd.

“I was pretty awestruck that she decided to actually go through with it ‘cause she’s really never done anything like that before,” McGraw said. “And for her to follow through, I thought she’d back out at the last minute and not do it.” Continue Reading

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Sep 20

Tim McGraw Releases Sundown Heaven Town

Tim McGraw Releases Sundown Heaven Town Album

Tim McGraw makes it no secret that he is influenced by a number of musical genres and even musical decades. The ’70s, in particular, have inspired him throughout his career. Fans may not hear those influences on his new album, Sundown Heaven Town, however, as McGraw says it’s the “most country” album he has recorded in a while.

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“It’s a country album because I’m singing it, but if you want to say, ‘Is it a traditional country? …’ It’s not a traditional country album, but I think it’s very encompassing of everything that I’ve done in my career,” he said. “I think it’s a good microcosm of what my 20 years in music has been in a lot of ways, so I think that you can certainly hear parts of my career through all these songs.” Continue Reading

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Sep 10

Tim McGraw Gives 100th Veteran a Mortgage-Free Home

Tim McGraw joined forces with Chase and Operation Homefront to give mortgage-free homes to service members who were wounded or needed assistance. Two years ago, McGraw’s goal was to give away 25 homes. However, he gifted his 100th home in mid-August during a show in Texas.

“It’s a night I’m proud to say, with Operation Homefront and Chase, we’ve given away our 100th home to a veteran,” McGraw said before calling recipients, BJ and Brooke Frachiseur, to the stage.

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Tim McGraw with BJ and Brooke Frachiseur. Photo Source: www.nbcnews.com

BJ spent eight years in the Army, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Because the family didn’t qualify for a VA loan, they were forced to move in with Brooke’s mother. The family of four lived in one small room, until McGraw and Operation Homefront came to the rescue. Continue Reading

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Sep 2

Tim McGraw Releases “Shotgun Rider,” Shares How He Chooses Songs

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Tim McGraw’s 2014 Sundown Heaven Town album.

Tim McGraw has released his latest single, “Shotgun Rider.” The song, debuted by McGraw with a performance on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in February, is featured on his new album, Sundown Heaven Town, set to hit stores September 16.

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“This is one of those songs that really paints a picture and sets a mood,” McGraw told Rolling Stone Country. “You look over and see the person that you love next to you sitting in the front seat, and you think, ‘How good do I have it? Life is perfect.’ There is a certain warmth to this song and several others like it that really establish the tone for the whole album.”

McGraw has been performing “Shotgun Rider” along with a number of other new tunes during his live shows over the last few months. According to him, releasing a new album isn’t done the way it used to be, with songs and album details kept from the public until the physical album was on store shelves. Continue Reading

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Aug 25

Tim McGraw Shares His Favorite Football Season Snacks

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Tim McGraw wrapped his Sundown Heaven Town Tour last weekend, bringing along wife Faith Hill to join him on stage to perform their Top 10 single “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s.” Now that his summer tour has wrapped, McGraw can turn his attention to his other favorite time of year – football season! While he tries to eat healthy, especially while touring, all bets are off come kickoff.

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“I’m not very healthy when it comes to football game snacks,” McGraw said. “I like cheese dip and Doritos and tacos and chili, and all that sorta stuff. Some of our favorite things that we have during football season is Frito pies. Most people, I guess, especially if you’re a Southerner, are familiar with Frito pies where we just have Fritos, cheese and chili. We eat a lotta that on weekends.” Continue Reading

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