Tim McGraw Kylee Sheffield, Matt Jones, Deena Koon, Danielle Nay
Tim McGraw Biography • Born May 1, 1967 in Delhi, LA • Father was a famous baseball player Tug McGraw • Released first album in 1993 • Married Faith Hill in 1996 • Co-stared in “The Blind Side” with Sandra Bullock in 2009. • Released his 11 album in 2013
Tim McGraw Music Accomplishments • Over 40 million units sold • 32 #1 singles • Most played artist on the radio during the previous decade • 3 Grammy Awards • 14 Academy of Country Music Awards • 11 Country Music Association Awards • 10 American Music Awards • 3 People’s Choice Awards
If You’re Reading This – Tim McGraw • Song begins with a few notes from the acoustic guitar. • First verse – A soldier writes a letter to his wife telling her that he loves her and that he will be watching her from heaven if he dies. • Second verse – The soldier writes to his unborn daughter and explains what he hopes for her to be. • Third verse – The soldier tells his wife that he knows she will eventually move on and that is ok. • The song ends with a few more notes from the acoustic guitar and an audience clapping.
Songs History • Co-written by Tim McGraw and Brad and Brett Warren. • First Played at the ACM awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 15, 2007 • After the song was over, the lights came on to reveal families of fallen soldiers.
Live like you were dying • Song written because of his father dying and told him to “Live like you were dying” who died a year earlier. • Was #1 on the country charts for seven consecutive weeks. • He perfectly depicts what he is singing. • More contemporary country.