Poor Timmy. I’ve been neglecting him, and blatantly favoring his “little brother”.
Stuck in the diminutive shadow of his friend Kenny Chesney, Tim seems to have been relegated to sidekick status, like Tonto or Constanza. It’s my fault, partly at least, for steadfastly squinting at Wonderbuns through the narrow lens of my monocle like Colonel Klink- oblivious to the contributions of other well-buttocked country musicians who are worthy of the hearty rockstar crush of a tired suburban housewife. Tim McGraw is a megastar- a term I will use for it’s sensational journalistic appeal even though I think it’s far too Kardashian for someone with real talent. He is an accomplished musician and actor, and a seemingly dedicated husband and father. Because The Brothers of the Sun Tour is a co-headlining endeavor, I need to get to know Tim better. I look forward to seeing how the Kenny-Tim styles will mesh. Where Kenny has boyish charm and drink-along-in-the-sun-with-me-good-nature, Tim has swagga. Here are the uncorroborated facts about Tim per Wikipedia, and a little editorial embellishment of my own:
1. Tim McGraw’s first name is Samuel, and his last name was Smith while he was growing up. My football hero in college was Sammy Smith at Florida State. Talk about providence!
2. Tim is the son of professional baseball player Tug McGraw, but didn’t know that until he was 11 and already loved baseball himself.
3. Tim has won over 50 music awards in every flavor and variety.
4. TIm thinks he is a terrible guitar player.
5. Tim has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his role in the movie Flicka.
6. Tim’s latest album “Emotional Traffic” was held up from release for two years while he duked out a lawsuit with Curb records. It was finally released in January of this year.
7. Tim finished a respectable second place in The Over 40 Best Buns in Country Music hosted right here at Missing Miami. By the way, Wikipedia failed to note that one.
8. Tim’s wife, Faith Hill, is the reason I lived on my treadmill after my third baby. She is the consummate beauty, which makes him even hotter by extension.
9. Live Like You Were Dying was released in 2004 as a tribute to Tim’s dad Tug McGraw, who had recently passed.
10.Tim was dubbed ”country music’s first metrosexual” by W magazine. I think this happens when tough guys get their own cologne brand and wear lots of reptile fabrics.
See ya in Tampa, Timmy! Call me.