Tim McGraw is one of the biggest superstars in country music today. He kicked the doors off the country music scene back in the nineties. Since then he has amassed a collection of hit singles, several of which went to number one, chart-topping albums, and awards. McGraw has also been in a handful of films and TV shows. Wherever he goes, he makes waves.
Country fans see Tim McGraw as the creator of a large part of the soundtrack to our lives. Even now, three decades into his career, McGraw is still making solid music. It’s hard to think of him as anything but one of the genre’s biggest stars.
However, to his daughters, he’s just dad. In a recent chat with his label, Tim McGraw said that Gracie, Audrey, and Maggie don’t care about his music. It’s not that they dislike the songs he makes. They just don’t see him the way the rest of us do. During that interview, McGraw said that he’ll send his kids songs sometimes. Every now and then, one of the girls will ask to hear a song. Other times, if he has something he thinks they’ll like or something that makes him think of them, he’ll send it their way. Otherwise, they usually don’t hear new music until it is released. In fact, most of the time, they hear about the songs from their friends who do enjoy McGraw’s output. Even then, they’ll say, “Ehh, that’s okay, it’s just dad,” according to the interview.
Part of the reason that they just see Tim McGraw as “dad” and not a superstar is how he and Faith Hill raised them.
Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Gave Their Daughters An Extraordinarily Ordinary Childhood
Tim McGraw sat down with his Friday Night Lights co-star Garrett Hedlund back in February to talk about fatherhood. At one point, he and his former on-screen son discussed how he and Faith Hill raised the girls.
On one hand, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were – and are- superstars. So, they had to travel often. They toured heavily when the girls were young. However, the couple did their best to keep their daughters close. When they traveled, they took the kids along. It didn’t matter if they were on a tour bus cruising around the country or flying overseas, Gracie, Audrey, and Maggie were right there.
On the other hand, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill did their best to give their daughters a regular life. They were active in the community as well as their kids’ school. Tim and Faith went to PTA meetings. McGraw coached softball and basketball. When the McGraw kids had friends over, Tim and Faith were just Mr. and Mrs. McGraw. They were Gracie, Maggie, and Audrey’s parents.
The normalcy at home led to healthy relationships between the kids and their parents. After all, not many kids are interested in their parents’ music. Apparently, this is true whether the parents in question are turning up the radio or coming out of it.