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Tim McGraw

25 Things You Didn't Know

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    His real name is Samuel Timothy McGraw.

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    He and wife Faith Hill have a rule that they're never to be apart for more than three days in a row.

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    Before he moved to Nashville, he was a pre-law major at Northeast Louisiana University. But after a lot of partying and downing kegs, that aspiration went out the window.

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    Tim's biological father was Philadelphia Phillies baseball player Tug McGraw. For seven years, Tug denied being Tim’s father, but after he turned 18, Tug realized how much Tim looked like him.

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    Tim's grandfather is Italian, and the country singer was honored by the National Italian American Foundation. Here Tim performs at Circus Maximus in Rome.

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    He dropped out of college to go to Nashville to pursue a music career the day his hero Keith Whitley died.

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    He is a Democrat.

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    His old fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha.
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    He has three daughters, Gracie (16), Maggie (15), and Audrey (11). His song "My Little Girl" was written for his oldest daughter Gracie.

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    He used to live on the same block as his good buddy Kenny Chesney!

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    Billboard magazine once called Tim and Faith the "King and Queen of country music."

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    After he released his album with the Dancehall Doctors, he promised he would buy all the band members Harleys if the album sold a half-million copies. The album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, sold 602,000 in its first week, and Tim bought three Harleys and a few vintage cars.

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    He is 6 ft.

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    He was given the title of "country music's first metrosexual" by W magazine.

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    Tim fell in love with Faith while on the Spontaneous Combustion tour in 1995. He proposed to her in his trailer dressing room, and while he went out on stage, Faith wrote her answer, "Yes," on his mirror.

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    "American Idol" Scotty McCreery looked up to Tim and considered him his "country dad."

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    Tim and Kenny Chesney were once arrested after a concert in Orchard Park, NY. Chesney allegedly mounted a police horse, and Tim held back police officers in fear that Kenny would fall down. Tim was arrested on the suspicion of second degree assault, and menacing and resisting arrest. They were eventually cleared of all charges.

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    His 40 million units of album sales in the U.S. makes him the 8th best-selling artists and the third best-selling country singer in the Soundscan era.

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    "Live Like You're Dying" paid tribute to his late father Tug, who passed away in 2004.

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    He was once a minority owner of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats.
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    Until he finally met his biological father, his last name was Smith.

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    He played the father in The Blind Side

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    Some radio stations refused to play his first single "Indian Outlaw" and believed it presented Native Americans in a patronizing way.
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    He is from Delhi, Louisiana.

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    He grew up delivering cottonseed all over Louisianna with his step father Horace, where the two would always listen to country tunes, while driving around the state in an 18-wheeler.

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