Country Summer Music Festival Artist Spotlight: Tim McGraw

Leading the way in Santa Rosa, CA from June 14th through June 16th
Tim McGraw
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Of all the Country stars coming to Santa Rosa, CA for the Country Summer Music Festival, few shine as bright as Tim McGraw.

McGraw is a icon, with over 25 years of music that has been a part of every Country music fans life. From the heartbreaking "Don't Take The Girl" to the inspiring anthem of "Live Like You Were Dying", few have assembled such a vital and diverse catalog of songs that spans generations and last through the decades, like Tim McGraw. One of the top-selling artists of all time, the "Just To See You Smile" singer has scored 3 GRAMMY Awards, and over 10 ACM and CMA Awards. He has set a standard for success in Country music, and set a few lifestyle and relationship goals along the way too.

Beyond his record-setting marks in music, McGraw and his wife Faith Hill remain the first couple of Country. The two were married in 1996, and remain a constant force on and off stage together. They even got engaged before a show they were playing together, with Hill waiting to give McGraw an answer until they finished performing. Together they released an album together titled The Rest of Our Life in 2017, followed by a tour and plenty more fuel for one of the greatest love stories in music. 

Just as the music of McGraw has evolved over the past few decades, so has McGraw himself. The singer has transformed himself with a healthier lifestyle, and has become a fitness role model. He opened is first gym in Nashville in January, and he is sharing his routine and what he has learned about his body in an upcoming book title Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life.

Due out on November 5th, the book tells how McGraw lost the weight and fine-tuned his approach to life to achieve a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. “It wasn’t like I was trying to lose 40 pounds, I was just wanting to get healthy,” McGraw told People earlier this year. “For me, it is more about feeling good and being where I want to be physically and on stage. When I am on stage in 98 degrees out there, you want to feel good. And my show isn’t stand out there and not move around.” Cutting out alcohol and working out twice a day helped turn McGraw's life around and now he's ready to share what he's learned. 

“I feel like the best years I have are ahead of me. I want to be ready for them. I want to be ready for whatever life comes at me later on down the road” 

There will be plenty of "moving around" when Tim McGraw headlines the Country Summer Music Festival in Santa Rosa, CA from June 14th through June 16th. You can find more details and the full lineup for the event here.

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