I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee. Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit. I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur, but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me.— Tim McGraw
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But, yea, I grew up in a strong Baptist background.
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
I didn't want to play a rancher. I didn't want to have a cowboy hat on; I wanted to get away from that in the things I do. But I read the script and fell in love with it. As hard as I tried to say no, I couldn't.
I may be a real bad boy, but baby I'm a real good man.
There ain't no troubles that we can't rise above, with a handful of faith and a heartful of love.
Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself.
I'm coming up on 40 next year, and after making so many records and doing music for so long, I'm looking for a change and a different perspective. And every now and then, I think I have something I want to say.
Like an old photograph, time can make a feeling fade, but the memory of a first love never fades away.
Art's for art. Money's for pizza.
Everyone should have their own opinion and be able to voice it.
No matter what it is. Of course, that does not mean your opinion is always right. But, you're certainly entitled to your opinion.
One of the most basic things we can do is let the men in our lives know it's not okay to mistreat a woman.
Down to my last dime and coming apart at the seams.
I'm messed up in Mexico, living on refried dreams.
I always want to learn but I am sure on my dying day I will feel like I left something in the bucket.
The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them. Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
We're very blessed, just very fortunate to have the things we have.
Sun on my shoulders and the wind at my back, bound and determined to get back on track to where the heart is..where it's been all along.
I think there are more people waiting to forgive me than I need to forgive them.
Love can sort of rebound and regrow and reinvent itself around a lot of things, but when somebody can't forgive themself for something, I think love sort of withers in that situation.
You stand by me, and you believe in me like nobody ever has.
When my world goes crazy, you're right there to save me. You make me see how much I have.
Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.
Most of the time I ask, "Why have I forsaken God?" I look at myself and ask that question when probably the better question is to say, "Where are you God, and I'll let you in." Instead of thinking that you've abandoned God, push yourself in the other direction like, "God, how can I get closer?"
You know not having my real dad around and having a step dad made me want to be a great dad. So now I have been one for 9 years. And now 3 daughters. So, that is what I am - a dad, first and foremost, before anything else. It's just something that comes natural now.
My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that's gotta be your hero.
I mean, I grew up riding. I can't ever remember not being able to ride or rope and all that stuff. It was part of my life growing up, so it was fun for me.
And we carry onWhen our lives come undoneWe carry onCause there's promise in the morning sunWe carry onAs the dark surrenders to the dawnWe were born to overcomeWe carry onBeyond the picket fences and the oil wellsThe happy endings and the fairy talesIs the reality of shattered lives and broken dreamsWe carry on
We ride and never worry 'bout the fall. Guess that's just the cowboy in us all.
I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team.
We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can.
I think country music is really one of the biggest genres of music out there and one the most successful genres.
I'm actually not an exhibitionist at all.
When you get onstage and you get under the lights playing music, I feel more hidden and more alone than anywhere else. You hide behind your music and let your emotions come out through the music.
But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.
If you don't feel comfortable with the Red Cross, anything that you feel comfortable sending money to -- that you know is going to get to the hurricane victims -- send money. Because that's what you can do to help. And a lot of prayers. Lots of prayers.
As an actor, you can't say, "I'm going to try to be cool at all cost when I do this," because that's the opposite of what you need to do as an actor.
I don't even trust myself in my career much less giving somebody else advice.
You know, we're very private, and I think that we really separate and try to keep our privacy to ourselves. There's things that people assume a lot of times, and we understand that people are interested, but we really try to keep our family life private as much as we can.
Everybody loves a sad ballad because it's cathartic.
For artists, in a lot of ways, that's sort of our therapy sessions is when you're singing a song.
I try to walk on the sunny side of the street.
Some say it's too country, some say it's too rock n' roll.
But it's just good music if you can feel it in your soul.
I ain't as good as I'm gonna get, but I'm better than I used to be.
The trouble with never is never, never works.
I let down my guard and my heart was as good as gone.
I don't think that the universal themes of love, compassion, and forgiveness (are present). (You're) searching constantly for the next step, the next level and consciousness in your spirituality, who you are as a human being and what you contribute to society or what God means to you is always a course everyone goes on.
I feel like that I'm learning all the time.
I'm learning from new artists, from established artists... every time I listen to '70s rock 'n' roll records, I'm learning. And I think that I'm just now starting to get a hold on what I do.
The face that's in the mirror when I don't like what I see / I guess that's just the cowboy in me.
When I first started, I was really nervous.
You could hear my voice quiver. So I started drinking a bit and that helped. A lot of entertainers have a few drinks before going onstage and don't overdo it. Me, it turned into a bigger habit. But I stopped that. I was getting older, and I was thinking about my kids. There's enough roadblocks out there without throwing in more yourself.
I love producing. I have been producing some acts and starting a label.
I try not to worry about other people's music.
But if there's one thing that I hear these days, it's that people try and put [music] down so tight that they take all the color out of it.
You do what you do and you pay for your sins and there's no such thing as what might have been.
One of the most memorable live performances of my career took place on the 2002 American Music Awards show when I had to the opportunity to sing with Elton John. I was moved by the way he played the piano onstage.