‘1883’: Tim McGraw Never Stops Singing on Set, One Costar Says

by Jonathan Howard
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If you are on the 1883 set you might notice some singing going on… all the time. With Tim McGraw starring, it makes complete sense.

For costar LaMonica Garrett, the constant singing became noticeable right away. However, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing to have a world-famous country music singer humming a few tunes during the workday. When the cameras aren’t rolling, McGraw is singing.

“On set, Tim sings every day,” Garrett said to PEOPLE. “Every day, like in between takes, he’s just, he’s humming. He’s doing something. He sings all the time.”

It isn’t anything about wanting to show off or forcing folks to hear his songs. No, his costar Garrett says that he sings everything. His songs, other people’s songs, and sometimes he just makes songs up about whatever is happening on the set.

“He’ll sing, ‘the horse is angry today’ in a jingle,” LaMonica went on. “You know, he’s a singer and that’s what singers do, they sing about their own stuff and everything else.”

At least Garrettt understands that Tim McGraw can’t help but sing his tunes. If he wasn’t singing all the time, it might be even more strange. It doesn’t really matter what is going on. McGraw is going to find something to sing about. That’s just how the 1883 star operates.

Tim McGraw Says One Scene was ‘Incredible’

The premiere of 1883 is so close and McGraw has been so excited waiting for it to come out. He has talked a lot about the show with the media. As James Dutton, McGraw is the star of the show. He is protecting his family and caravan as they migrate across the United States. One scene had the singer and his costar wife very impressed.

“We were in bed last night and talked for two hours because we got so caught up in the moment that we almost couldn’t even remember it,” he said. “I told her, ‘This is incredible. How many married couples ever get a chance to do what we’re doing right now?”

That must be a surreal experience to get to star in a huge series with your significant other like 1883. With their youngest daughter moving out of the house, Faith Hill might be out and about more often without as many kid duties to attend to.

‘1883’ Has Another Big Name Joining

Among the star-studded cast that includes McGraw, Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, and so many others, it is amazing they were able to land another big star. It was announced that Tom Hanks is joining the cast. He will be featured in the series and fans are super excited about it.

For those that don’t know, Hanks and his wife Rita are very good friends with McGraw and Hill. So, it makes sense that he would be making an appearance. If you have a chance to add Tom Hanks to a series, you add Tom Hanks. No questions asked. 1883 is going to be epic.