‘1883’ Star Tim McGraw Opens Up About Lightening Mood on Set by Singing

by Leanne Stahulak
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It shouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that country singer Tim McGraw enjoys singing every chance he can on the “1883” set.

Apparently, this is a habit he’s had for a while, per a CBS interview McGraw did earlier this week. When one of the interviewers asked if that’s something he still does on the “1883” set, McGraw admitted that he “can’t help it.”

“Somebody says something, and it reminds me of a song, so I start singing,” McGraw explained. “I’m sure [the cast and crew are] pretty tired of it by now, but you know, there’s gotta be a little levity on set. Because everything is so dramatic on this show, and there’s a lotta heavy stuff going on. So, you know, every chance I get to sort of lighten it up a bit, I try to.”

It’s good to have that balance. Based on the previews and trailers alone, “1883” certainly looks action-packed and chock-full of emotion. Having a bit of laughter and smiling on set can’t hurt anybody and can keep emotions from getting wound up too tight.

But this isn’t the first time we’ve heard a cast member mention McGraw’s singing antics around the “1883” set.

‘1883’ Star LaMonica Garrett Dishes on Tim McGraw’s Singing On Set

Earlier this week, at the premiere for “1883,” star LaMonica Garett opened up about Tim McGraw’s singing habits. He talked to PEOPLE about how McGraw sings all the time, day in and day out.

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

And it’s not always necessarily his own songs that he sings. McGraw doesn’t do it to pump his ego, but rather because he just loves to sing. And when you have such an amazing voice, why not flaunt it?

It’s also funny how creative McGraw gets when coming up with something to sing about. “He’ll sing, ‘the horse is angry today’ in a jingle,” Garrett revealed. “You know, he’s a singer and that’s what singers do, they sing about their own stuff and everything else.”

Just like McGraw said above about someone saying something to spark inspiration, it makes you wonder if the country star has any new songs or albums brewing in his mind after filming for “1883” the last few months. After experiencing such difficulties firsthand, he’s got a new perspective in life that he can open up about.

He already made adjustments to one of his most famous songs, “The Cowboy in Me,” for a “Yellowstone” episode earlier this week. Why not spawn a whole “Yellowstone” / “1883” themed album? We already know of some listeners who’d line right up to buy it.

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