Any Tim McGraw fans out there?

Discussion in 'MWT Community Bulletin Board' started by Booches, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Booches

    Booches Member

    993
    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    FYI:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10840346

    Tim McGraw likes the sound of Gov. McGraw
    Singer may head for Democratic politics when ‘music has died down’

    Kevin Winter

    Country star Tim McGraw calls Bill Clinton "the best president we ever had."

    Updated: 3:53 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2006
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country singer Tim McGraw says he wants to run for office someday in his adopted home state of Tennessee — perhaps for governor or U.S. senator — and he’s getting encouragement from a fellow Democrat, former President Clinton.

    “I think he’s got it,†Clinton says of McGraw in an Esquire magazine story that hits newsstands Monday. “The Democrats need candidates whom people can relate to in a personal way, people who understand their lives and their concerns and share their values. And I think that’s something Tim can do without even pretending.â€

    McGraw, 38, told the magazine he has no immediate plans to enter politics.

    “Maybe in 10 or 15 years when the music has died down,†he said.

    The magazine reported that McGraw, who has three young daughters with his wife, singer Faith Hill, was recruited a few years ago to run for the U.S. Senate seat that eventually went to Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander, but passed because of his children and his singing career.

    While running for the Senate remains an option, the Louisiana native seems more interested in the governor’s office.

    “It’s more of a leadership role, and I think that’s something that I’d do well,†he said. “That doesn’t rule out senator; I just think that as governor of a state, especially where I live, there would be a lot more opportunities to make some decisions and change some things.â€

    He identified health care as his top issue, and said one of his main reasons for wanting to enter politics is Clinton, whom he calls “the best president we ever had.â€

    Singer remembers hard times
    Born in Delhi, La., he grew up as Tim Smith. But at age 12, he learned his father was baseball pitcher Tug McGraw, who had had a brief affair with his mother.

    His mom and stepfather divorced when he was in the fourth grade, leaving her to raise him and his two sisters.

    “She worked two or three jobs at a time,†McGraw told The Associated Press in 2004. “I can remember being 11, 12, 13 years old and getting up at 12 o’clock at night and my mom sitting at the kitchen table with the bills spread out everywhere and not even knowing I was there with her head down crying. And then the next day the VCR being gone. It’s stuff you grow up with, but you learn a lot from that.â€

    He went to Northeastern Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship and started singing and playing guitar. He dropped out in 1989 and moved to Nashville, where he landed a recording contract with Curb Records

    McGraw has sold more than 30 million albums and compiled a long list of hits that includes “Indian Outlaw,†“Where the Green Grass Grows,†“Red Ragtop†and “Live Like You Were Dying.†He’s also branched into acting; he had a supporting role in 2004†“Friday Night Lights†and has a lead role in the upcoming film “Flicka,†an update of a popular 1943 movie.
     
  2. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Oh Brother!!:cool3: Makes me wanna puke.:cool3:

    Jack
     

  3. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I'm a Tim McGraw fan for sure...good music.


    On a side note, I remember the Dixie Chicks thread awhile back. Man I have heard them on the radio alot lately on every country station around.
     
  4. Booches

    Booches Member

    993
    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    "Oh Brother!! Makes me wanna puke."

    Maybe because of this line?

    "Country star Tim McGraw calls Bill Clinton 'the best president we ever had.'"

    I suspect he's going to start hanging out with George Clooney real soon.

    I like some of his music too - particularly "Live like you were dying". Don't get me wrong - I don't equate him with the Dixie Chicks. But if Clinton is his political hero, it's going to be hard for me to view him the same way as before. "That cowboy hat and them fancy boots don't measure what's inside."


    BTW - the Dixie Chicks are coming out with a new song that defiantly responds to their critics in country music (I thought they apologized? Hmm, maybe it wasn't sincere).
     
  5. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Absolutely!! Tim McGraw needs to look at some history books.

    Jack
     
  6. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: Good one HS!

    I'd just as soon he "ran" as yet ANOTHER lawyer! :pop:

    And no, DSG ain't no Tim McGraw fan although he has recorded a couple of half way descent songs.
     
  7. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I try to make it a personal rule to refrain from political discussions, particularly on forums such as these.
    So, whether I am disgusted by that article, or in favor of his opinions has nothing to do with the question at hand.
    Am I a Tim McGraw fan...Yes and his political affiliations won't change that regardless of what they are.


    p.s. I heard the name of the new dixie chicks song on the radio the other day and I'll be danged if I can't remember it now! But you are correct, it is obviously related to their recent past.
     
  8. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Was it called "Easy To Forget You?" :D
     
  9. riverbottomhunter

    riverbottomhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chariton Co.
    i never really liked him anyways.
     
  10. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    Not sure DSG, drawing a blank
     
  11. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    Just another dumb bastar......................:peepwall:


    Let me put it another way. ;) :confused::confused:

    Maybe I better just leave it alone. :wave:
     
  12. Booches

    Booches Member

    993
    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    :mad2: He's not a lawyer! :mad2:

    Probably made both of us mad.
     
  13. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    I love his music...

    But I don't think he'll beable to handle life without a cowboy hat on!!! :wink4::rotfl:
     
  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    To heck with lolitics,,,,,I'm a fan of anyone whos sleeping with Faith Hill :eek::eek:

    ( alot jealous,,but still a fan)

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  15. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    Nope
     
  16. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    On a side note, a station in KC played the new Dixie Chicks song today. I missed the song but heard a bunch of commentary about it. They had a call in poll to get people's opinions of them and the song. Surprisingly the response was overwhelmingly in their favor.

    the name of the song by the way is "Not ready to make nice"
     
  17. Chase635

    Chase635 New Member

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    Feb 16, 2005
    ABout the only thing i like about TIm Mcgraw, IS his wife.....
     
  18. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Neither are a lot of us. :)

    The chicks will make a comeback. They will sell their records to the 15-30 year old female, Oprah Winfrey man-hating crowd. And our society will be yet again dumber for it.

    Next. :cool3:
     
  19. Booches

    Booches Member

    993
    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    "I'm a fan of anyone whos sleeping with Faith Hill"

    :mad2: It makes me dislike him even more.:mad:

    I agree on the jealousy part - Faith Hill is about as pretty as anyone, anywhere (except for cfrazee).
     
  20. Booches

    Booches Member

    993
    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    I know lawyers are going to take a lot of hits on this site - I try not to be one of those lawyers, and I therefore don't take it personally - I was just feigning indignance.