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Doug Reflects on the Art of Songwriting

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:41 min | Last week

Doug Reflects on the Art of Songwriting

"Talk for a few minutes about some of the and I think this will be a fun thing here. Some of the country music and really I mean, we're not talking specifically country. And because the country is going to be a predominance, of course, for the day. But I got to know, you know, the pop writers. I got to know the, you know, the ones who are in urban music, rap, classical. It all affected them because it was this new way. And it's not a bad thing. You said something earlier. One of my goals was is that we were all thinking that the pie was only 8 inches wide. And the reality was, I believe that the pie is still to this day believe that the park could be 30 inches wide. And it expanded the pond. Nobody was leaving behind. You were getting more out of it. You know, so it was really amazing to be Paul Williams, aloe black. You know, these are, you know, outside of that you'd mentioned Barbra Streisand, one of her most favorite famous songs, Paul Williams wrote. That's right. Evergreen. That's right. Which if you ever hear him talking about, you know, of course he likes to talk about the rainbow connection with Kermit. But he makes it, but these are things that touch our lives. But the twist of the song and the turn of a verse. You know, the Tim McGraw song, Rodney and a truck that the bank lets me borrow from month to month. I mean, think about that. How many times do you think about your truck payment being the bank lets me borrow from month to month? That's real. Or one of my dear Friends, yours as well. It used to be president of the national songwriter association, Lee Thomas. Miller. Who riding with Chris Stapleton. You know, I've got a problem. In his song, but it ain't about what you think. You know, I drank because I'm lonely, and I'm lonely because I drink.

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The Flip Side of the Recording Industry w/ Rob Hatch and Lance Miller

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:49 min | 3 months ago

The Flip Side of the Recording Industry w/ Rob Hatch and Lance Miller

"Flip side that the recording industry, the labels and everybody else, you know, there's been the upsurge in but yet the very, it's almost like it's really interesting and I want to see if I've thought about this. I want to see if y'all agree. It's almost like a farmer who has a full load of corn, but didn't plant any corn in the field as much to get the corn. The song rotting was at least the planning in the field, the corn is going to the market. And if you don't have people planting that corn, pretty soon that truck is going to be pretty dry. And right now, it's pretty good because there's still people turning out. That's the concern that I had in the creative side. When I really first got involved with, you started to see that the less and less songwriters who could stay active, you know, it's really affecting the talent who are performing. It's really interesting you say that because you brought up George Strait and a lot of the community, I hear young artists talking about man Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, they can pick great songs, of course, Kenny is a great rider too, but, you know, it's going to take, I don't know, it's going to take a miracle to turn some of these things around to make it these artists or some of the younger artists that say they want great songs are going to have to really put their money where their mouth is and go out and try to find those songs because they're out there, whether we wrote them or whoever wrote them, but they're back catalogs to all these publishing companies and, you know, there's so many things that's changed the quality a little bit with TikTok and all that kind of stuff. You know, but radio still is king in our business for now in terms of that on time we're making any real dollars, you know, the rest of the time it's just sort of a living, which is fine, but you know these artists really need to put their money where their mouth is back up the song riding community or you're right. That porn is going to dry up and there's

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:22 min | 6 months ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

"And that's our guest Tim McGraw and his wife faith hilt singing angry all the time. Boy, what a voice. She is one of the absolute best singers in the world. She just blows me away. Every time I'm on stage with her, I always compare it like a NASCAR trying to keep up with an Indy car. She just she's special for sure. Yeah. Did it change your life and music? I'm obviously changed her life when you got married, but did it, do you think your music changed when you started performing with her? I'll for sure. I certainly got better. I mean, I became a better musician, singer, performer, 'cause she's fantastic at all those things. I mean, especially when we have to sing together, when we do tours together, I mean, I don't want to get the evil eye from her when I'm off key trying to do harmonies. It makes me stay on my toes. This is something that happens. Well, you know, I've gotten to look every now and then when I haven't been keeping up, but it makes me step up pretty quick. But she's just, I mean, I'm in all of watching her on stage every time I always say that she's like Aretha Franklin Bridget Bardot and Janis Joplin all rolled into one when she's on stage and performing the way she sings. We're speaking with Tim McGraw. He stars with his wife, Faith Hill in the new paramount plus western series 1883. We'll continue our conversation in just a moment. This is fresh air. You've raised three daughters. There are now, I guess they're all out of the house. I think you're Gracie the oldest got a masters from Stanford recently, right? Our middle. Okay. Maggie. You know, parenting when you're a celebrity can be a challenge. And in your case, both parents are celebrities. I'm wondering, you know, you got a lot of demands on your time, you're traveling on tours, whatever. Did you set from rules about how you wanted to handle the kids and their relationship to your careers? We did. We wanted to give them the most normal life that we possibly could. Or at least make them feel as normal as they possibly could. And so unfortunately for us, we were in a position a great amount of accept success before we had our children. So we could call the shots pretty much. We didn't have to go do every little thing in the world, just keep our careers going to keep the lights on or anything. We both had very successful careers. So when we got married, and we had Gracie, we decided that, you know, I was only going to tour the most faith toward a little bit. When they were young, they were always going to be with us. We always had them with no matter where they went and what school started. I would only tour in the summertimes when school wasn't going on and faith pretty much didn't toward all unless we were touring together. And when we toured together, we would take them with us. And then when I was working as I got older, even if something backed up into the spring a little bit or I had a show that was in the spring of the fall, most of it wasn't, then I wouldn't leave home till four or 5 o'clock and I would fly to the show and I'd be home at two in the morning, so I was there when they woke up every morning. I was there when they got home from school every day. I coached little league ball, I coached softball, I coached basketball. I mean, I think I can count on one hand, the things that I might have missed with them growing up. And we're pretty much homebodies, and cook dinner every night when the girls are in school so they would come home and there was something cooking all the time. So we tried to give them as normal life as they could have. And they turned out probably more than her mother's credit than mine, but they turned out to be just remarkable, smart, talented, gracious young ladies. I mean, I couldn't be more proud of. You quit drinking and got into a serious kind of exercise and health program when you were in your early 40s or so. You have a book about this term to health called grit and grace. And it's not so much about drinking, although you mention it. And it's more about just living a healthier life. And you write that a few things made you decide to get in better shape. One of them was going to a movie with your oldest daughter, Gracie. Tell us about this. And I still haven't seen that movie to this day. It's called the movie's called four christmases, but we went to another holiday movie when that movie was just coming out. It was a movie I did, but I forget the names of everybody, but it was a Christmas movie I did. So we were at another movie and the trailer for four christmases came on and my face popped up on the screen and at that point I think I was 215 pounds when we shot shot that movie. And I'm one 70 now. So it was quite a difference. And my oldest daughter, my face popped up. She goes, jeez, dad. You gotta do something. And it was like, oh my gosh, my daughter just noticed that I looked like. Oh man. You started with just walking every day. And then got into serious weight training. And this book kind of takes you through the steps and there's food recipes. You got in remarkable shape with all that, weight training, et cetera. The little detail I love is reading that when you would go touring, you know, you have these huge tractor trailers with you that follow the band that have all this gear and video stuff and instruments and sound equipment. But there's a separate trailer who has, well, you describe it. Well, it's a gym. We carry our own gym around. And it slides out and it's a pretty big gym. And it's full of equipment that we bring outdoors too. So when we're touring, it's usually for me it's a three I'm way better shape when I'm on the road touring. Let's stay in shape, you know, I do them a couple hours every morning at home and staying pretty close anyway, but we really fine tune it when we get on tour and we do we'll do a workout in the gym in the mornings, then we run the arena or the stadium stairs and do a discipline at the top of each stair. And then we'll eat and then we'll take about an hour and a half, two hour break. And then at around 3 o'clock or so, we'll start across it. With the ropes and tires. Kettlebells and tires and sledgehammers and so we'll start a circuit sort of a mix between cross training and circuit training that will start outside and that usually goes for an hour and a half sometimes two hours. And it starts with just about everybody, but by the end of it, there's about four and a half. I was going to say, who is the weave? Is this your band? Is it the roadies? Who is this? It's the band mostly, but some of the crew guys jump in there as well. And sometimes the opening action jump in there and go with this as long as they can. And then I always end it with an ice bath at the end of it. Then go take a shower and get ready for the show. So you do this. I mean, this just really serious strenuous workout and then you perform? That's the way you do it. Yeah. Then you don't get that missing out syndrome at the end of the night when you still want to party to keep going and you want to stay away because by the time I hit the bus, I'm ready to go to sleep. So it keeps the old So a timber grid, it's been fun. Thanks so much for speaking with us. My pleasure, good talking to you. Country singing star Tim McGraw stars with his wife Faith Hill in the paramount plus TV western series 1883. All ten episodes are available for streaming. On tomorrow's show, David sedaris talks about his new collection of personal essays. Several are.

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:54 min | 6 months ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Want some more of it. And that's I like it. I love it from our guest Tim McGraw. You know, you can go on YouTube and there are at least a half a dozen videos posted by fans of you performing that song in huge arenas, where they sing every chorus. I mean, it's interesting, you know, country music has its own kind of style in a way. I mean, you have this, you've got to have the voice that hits and holds the notes, but you know, it's putting the emotion into the song, you know, the right places to whine a little on a line. I mean, I'm wondering in developing your voice coming up, did you model it after anyone? You know, gosh, I don't know that a model that just like any kid, you know, I listen to the radio all the time. I might remember driving a tractor and listening to the radio. I mean, I love country music. I listen to it all the time, but I also love pop music and rock music too. So I mean, I was hugely influenced in my record making and probably vocally a little bit, I hope. I wish I could sing. I can buy the eagles. They probably all my all time favorite band and music of anything. Merle Haggard certainly was a big influence on me. Vocally, George Strait, Keith whitley, Alabama, war, Alabama, out when I was a kid. I mean, the band Alabama I just couldn't get enough of those guys. So yeah, all those guys and influenced me, but Phil Collins is another one that that's fantastic and love. And I think all that stuff sort of finds its way into my music. I mean, we're all sort of a product of our environment, right? And the stuff that we listen to and the stuff that we absorb and sort of turns into this sort of goulash that you're able to put together and get out and I guess that's sort of the way my music developed is it's sort of this mixture of all the things that I loved as a kid growing up and still do now and stuff that I listened to in here now stuff that I would never have heard unless I had four teenage girls that I was taking to cheerleader practice in my car and I would hear it and go, wow, that's an interesting sound. And just finding different when you're making a record, you're finding different sounds and different tones and stuff like that. We need to take a break here. Let me reintroduce you. We are speaking with countries singing star Tim McGraw. He starts with his wife, Faith Hill in the new paramount plus western series 1883. We'll continue our conversation in just a moment. This is fresh air. This is fresh air and we're speaking with country music star Tim McGraw, who's also had several acting roles. He currently stars with his wife, Faith Hill, along with Sam Elliott and the Monica Garret in the new paramount plus TV western series 1883. So Faith Hill, you met when you were both on tour, you were both seeing other people at the time. Did you know right away this was it? Oh, gosh. Instantly. I knew the first time I saw a picture of her that I was in love. Our tour, it was my first headlining tour and I asked her to be asked her not personally, but my management asked her management. If she would open the tour and she agreed and was called the spontaneous combustion tour, believe it or not. So we did a show a little before our tour guarded we did a festival together, which was the first time we'd ever spend any time around each other. And so we used to do the joke or by the steam Miller band was our encore song. And we used to do this thing where we'd all get at the front of the stage and we'd do a sort of slide guitar kind of thing. And we're doing that and I feel some presence behind me and I turn around and it's fate and she's doing the slide with us. And I turn around and look at her and I said, okay, boy, something's up here. And you know, she was in a relationship. I was just getting out of my relationship. We started our tour. And we went about, I don't know, I guess it was a little over a month, two months, and I finally just walked into addressing one room one day and just kissed her. I was like, couldn't help myself. And then she had to untangle herself. And by the end of the tour, we were married. How did you propose? Do you remember? I tried to propose a couple of times, but she didn't take me seriously. But I remember when she said, yes, and I was really serious about it. I want to say we're in Montana, but we were at a big outdoor of a country music festival. And they had set up these trailer houses that were addressing rooms. And she wasn't playing. She was just there with me. Riding along with me. And I have a road case that had a mirror and some clothes hanging in and we're standing there and I'm just about to go on stage and this little trailer house, you know, 50,000 people out there at this festival. And I probably had a beer in my hand. And I stopped before I got to the door and I looked at her and says, I am serious as I could ever be in my life. I want you to marry me and I want us to get married as soon as possible. And she goes, what? She said, you're crazy. I can't believe you're asking me to marry you at a country music festival in a trailer house. And I just laughed and walked out the door. And did my show and when I walked back into my dressing room on my mirror, she had written in lipstick, yes, with big explanation marks. I am going to be your wife. Wow. And it stuck for 26 years. This stuff for 20 seconds, and I still have that mirror, too, by the way. Oh, wow. You both had careers. You did three tours together. The soul to soul tours, which were huge things. I thought we'd listen to one of the songs that the two of you recorded together. This is not about a happy couple. It's angry all the time. I'm going to just say a little bit about this song for we hear some of it. Yeah, this is one of my favorite favorite records that we ever made. One of my favorite songs that we do together is just so haunting and heartbreaking. It's just one of those songs you sort of get lost in when you're performing it. Right. It's about a man and a husband and wife who's Samaritan just as failed and they're talking about what they are. Let's listen..

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:07 min | 6 months ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Kids favorite player back then because he was such a character. I mean, the story I guess is that he was a minor league baseball player in Jacksonville. Florida 1967 and he had a relationship with your mom who was, I guess, still in high school then and you were the resultant, he moved on she moved on. What was it like when you met for the first time? Well, it was unusual for sure. You know, my mom she didn't finish her senior year because she had gotten pregnant with me. So sort of the family in Florida centered to the Louisiana to live with relatives and I was born in Louisiana. But after I found my birth certificate, a call my mom, she was at work and I asked her what it was all about. And she, you could just feel an audible gasp and heart failure from her when I told her. And she said, I'll be right home. And she got home and she said, let's go for a ride, and we got in the car and we just drove around and she told me the whole story. She didn't, she didn't say anything, tell him that she was pregnant. She moved to Louisiana on the day I was born. My grandmother called and actually called and got him in the Met's Doug out. It just to say that just to tell him I was born and that was it. That was only communication he ever had. And so when I found a birth certificate, I just told mom that I wanted to meet him. As any kid would. And she got in touch with his lawyer, I believe. And said that I'd found out. So mom borrowed a car 'cause she didn't have a car that can make it and we drove to Houston. And he left us a couple tickets, and we got to go into the game before much batting practice. And I remember tossing the ball with him a little bit. Watching batting practice. And I remember he gave up a Grand Slam when he came in. The game I saw. I only saw him pitch twice. And that was the first year. So we had a lunch and he goes, you know, we could be Friends, but I don't know if I'm your dad or not. I'm not sure about any of that, but you know, we can be Friends. So I left the next year I wanted to go back and see him and of course mom being a good great mom. She arranged to get tickets and we drove to Houston again and I had got me a McGraw shirt with Phillies colors and had the name on the back and his number and everything. So I was wearing that and he was in the bullpen and back there that they asked her dome for the warmup spot where they would throw it open. You could go right up next to it. And I remember going over and walking and standing right in front of me and yelling at Tate dog and still my back was going to see an ignored me the whole time and that was the last time I saw it. Oh gosh. Well, we need to take another break here. Let me reintroduce you. We are speaking with country singing star Tim McGraw. He starts with his wife, Faith Hill in the new paramount plus western series 1883. We'll continue our conversation after this short break. I'm Dave Davies, and this is fresh air. Support for NPR comes from the new WHY podcast, march on the fight for pride. Last summer, the organization that's been throwing Philadelphia's pride celebration for 30 years suddenly disbanded, the parade was canceled amidst accusations of racism and transphobia. Now there's a new group of diverse organizers trying to build something different. But can they create a celebration that holds up to their ideals? Join host Michaela windberg for March on the fight for pride, wherever you get your podcasts. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross, and we're speaking with country music star Tim McGraw, who's also had several acting roles. He stars with his wife, country singer Faith Hill, along with Sam Elliott and lamonica Garrett in the new paramount plus TV western series 1883. It's the story of some veteran cowboys leading a group of Eastern European immigrants hoping to get from Texas to Oregon by horse and wagon. All ten episodes are available for streaming. When we left off McGraw told us how he'd learned at the age of 11 that his real father wasn't the truck driver, his mom had divorced, but a famous athlete, big league pitcher, Tug McGraw. Tim met Tug McGraw after that discovery, but it didn't lead to an ongoing relationship. You did connect later on when you were like 18 or so, I guess, right? Yeah, when I was 18, I graduated high school. I had a few scholarship offers. Nothing major, you know, what enough biggest kid in the world. But I was a good athlete. But I knew mom was going to have trouble paying for college. And so I asked, mom, I said, you need to get in touch with tug's attorney and find out about getting college paid for. Or at least helping us pay for college, because I don't want to put that burden on you. And she kept trying to keep trying to keep getting running around keeping the run around, kept getting the run around. And then right before I ran on the field for my last high school football game, she stops me right. You know, right before you run through the paper sign, you know, when you're all jacked up, she stops and she goes, I got papers from tug's lawyer today. And I'm like, oh gosh, don't tell me this right before a football game. High school football go, so right out, at least I had a good game that night, and got home and read the papers. And it agreed to just a minimal amount of money and helping just a little bit, but I never could use the name and I couldn't ever make contact with him again. And I looked at mom and says, all right, I'll sign all of this, but he has to see me one more time. And so they agreed that we would meet one more time and then we would sign the contract and I'd be out of his life forever. And so we drove again to Houston. So he hadn't seen me since I was 11 years old. And I remember walking into the lobby of the hotel and was the same height assume at that point. And my mom pointed it so there he is right there. So I just walked right over and tapped him on the shoulder and he turned around and the first thing that I noticed more than anything was his lawyer's jaw hit the ground because we looked almost exactly alive. So it was like he was like, oh my God, we're screwed. And so we talked and we spent the day together, had dinner that night and. Mom and I and he were having dinner and I asked mom if she would mind letting tug and I talk for a minute a moment alone and she wasn't too sure about that and I told her that it was okay. It was fine. And so she got up and left and I just looked him in the eyes to look. As far as I'm concerned this dinner's over, this all this mess is over with. I'm going to sign your contract. I just want you to answer one question. Do you think you're my dad? And he says, I know I am. And that's all I needed to know. And then he said, we're going to tear the contract up. And so we did. Wow. You know, I've seen in a documentary about your life. Tug McGraw describing that moment. I think it's the same moment. And when he can barely say, he wanted to know, can I call you dad? That's what I think he remembers you saying. And it choked him up. You developed a real relationship and unfortunately he died young from brain cancer when he was just 49. 59, 59. Yeah. Was that right 59? That's right. Same age my dad died. Right. One of the things that's interesting about this to me is that the odds of two people who share genes both being really successful in two different fields are pretty remote and one thing you can see about Tug McGraw as a pitcher that everybody watched a movie was that he wasn't just a great athlete. He was a performer. He was, he brought a lightness to it. I mean, you know, just lifted people's spirits and joked a lot. There was something about him..

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:55 min | 6 months ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The entire show and her narration is pure poetry throughout the entire show. And if I understand the crew spent 5 months together shooting this on location, mostly in Texas, then in Montana, there's a lot that goes on. You actually drive wagons across a river, which was dangerous in 1883 and is still dangerous. How hard and dangerous did it all feel? Well, the wagons, I think, was the most dangerous part of it for sure. And we spent a lot of time, we all spent probably around three weeks at cowboy camp. You know, everybody, a lot of people hadn't ridden before or done anything like that before. So the wranglers there were so excellent in teaching everybody. I was lucky that I grew up riding horses. I grew up in Louisiana. My stepdad was a cowboy, so I could ride before I could walk. So I had plenty of experience with horses. So it was for me, it was just fun to get back on and get going again. But the wagon driving was something completely different. I'd never done that before. And faith had to do that the most. That's what that was her main sort of thing that she did while we were while we were shooting was driving that wagon and she was driving that wagon across that river and that happened to be, it was probably 36° out, freezing cold. Up to up to my waist on the horse and water. And it was probably three 30 in the morning. And it was our 25th wedding anniversary. We did that scene crossing that way. And that was more afraid for her than I was anything. Of course, but she handled it like a pro she she came pretty proficient at it. So you and your wife Faith Hill are playing a couple in a mature marriage, which you have. I mean, you've been married for quarter of a century when you did this. Did it affect your relationship at all? Did it feel like hand in glove, or will you inventing something new in dealing with each other? Well, that's an interesting question. I think the best way that I can answer that and it's probably not a direct answer to your question, but it might give you a sense of what I'm trying to say. You know, when we got the scripts, the way we read the scripts, they would come in and we would get maybe two or three at a time. And we would alternate taking turns, we'd lay in bed, and she would read the entire screw up, and then I would like episode one, for instance, we had laid bed and she would read the entire script out loud. And then I would read episode two out loud. But we never sat down and we never rehearsed our lines together. We never rehearsed scenes together because we wanted, we didn't want to bring so much of Tillman faith. Into our characters, we wanted it to remain Margaret and James. Now, maybe some of Margaret and James got into Tim and faith sometimes while we were shooting, but we really wanted we thought, look, when we sit down to sign the contract, when we committed to doing this and because we fell in love with the script and, you know, the deal points got right. I remember we were sitting on our patio. And I looked at faith and I told her that, you know, once we saw this, we are no longer the boss. Anymore, we're heart health. And secondly, we're never going to have a comfortable day and it's going to be really hard work and it was. 14 hour days, 6 days a week, and we probably got three hours of sleep a night. And I said, and thirdly, it's going to be tough for people to accept us in these roles. I mean, first off, they're going to think that we're not going to be up to it. Secondly, they're going to think they can't get past it the two of us together on screen because we had never been on screen together before. She had done a couple movies. I've done a few movies, so we never been telling faith on screen. So we have a lot of obstacles to overcome. And I looked at her and I said, you know, the only way to beat that is, and she said, just go kill it. And I said, that's right. Let's just go kill it. And we gave each other a high 5 and a kiss and signed a paper. You know, you've had several movie roles before. Did you take acting lessons? Had it? I didn't. I probably should. But it was probably too late now. No, I didn't. And I've always loved movies as a kid. And, you know, did like every kid did a couple plays and stuff like that when you're a kid. But I was always an athlete, so that was really warm up where my focus was at. But then when I started having some hit records, those offers start coming to you and I was interested in doing movies, always was interested in it, but my biggest fear was, so I didn't do one for a long, long time. My biggest fear was, look, I've got success here and the worst thing I can do is go be bad. It's something else. And then ruin the success that I have over here. So it took me a long time to actually find something. I mean, I read a lot of spirits, but I never could make myself pull the trigger until I read Friday night lights. And just instantly went our red is like, I know that guy. I know that character. You play basically an abusive dad who storms onto the field because his son had dropped a pass. I mean, you know that how do you know that character how? Well, I mean, I came from a pretty dysfunctional family, you know, early in my life. And I saw a lot of abuse and dealt with a lot of abuse. Like your dad was that character in a way? You're stepdad, excuse me. My stepdad was, he could be the sweetest guy in the world, and he could be that guy too. And you know, he had drinking problems and yeah, I mean, he was partly certainly partly there, but there was also growing up playing little league and football and stuff and seeing, you know, I grew up in Louisiana, remember in sort of, you know, in a rural community, which was a beautiful and great community. But those guys were around. And you saw them quite a bit. And I've seen those things happen. Anybody that's been around, little league ball knows that those parents sometimes can be some of the worst. You just hope he's not the coach, because sometimes he is. Exactly. You grew up in Louisiana, you mentioned, and your stepfather, who was the guy you thought was your father as you grew up, was a truck driver, right? A cowboy. Cowboy truck driver. I mean, tough guy, yeah. They split when you were about ten. People who know you know that you were in fact the biological child of tag McGraw, the major league pitcher who pitched for the mets and Phillies brought a champion shall bring the championship to the Philadelphia in 1980. How did you learn that he was actually your dad? You know, it was totally by accident. My stepdad and my mom divorced and we had just moved and I guess it was about 6 months after the divorce, we weren't maybe a little longer than that. You know, it's hard to get time right, but we moved to my grandparents for a little while, and we finally moved into a house in rural Louisiana. And I was going through a closet for some reason. And I found a box. And when I opened the box and my birth certificate, it was in the box. And it had everything was printed out on it. Except for the last name, it just there was just one line through it in ten and handwritten 8 pin, just one line, and then Smith written in cursive above it. But it had my dad's full name and said his occupation was professional baseball player. And it was pretty much a shock. When you find something like that and I thought there had to be some sort of mistake. And oddly enough, I had three baseball cards on my wall. I can't remember the first one. Wilma sees our sedan in a third one was tug. That I had up on my walk as he was one of my favorite players, I believe it or not. And I don't know that that was something that my mom subconsciously pointed him out to me or about just he just became a favorite player. I don't know how that happened. He just, you know, but he was a lot of.

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02:16 min | 6 months ago

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"Killed so many men. I couldn't remember what that boy looked like. Still can't..

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05:17 min | 6 months ago

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"Tim McGraw has been recording number one country album since 1994 and has won three Grammys and 14 academy of country music awards. He's also a celebrated performer. His tours with Faith Hill have been some of the biggest grossing tours in country music history. And he's also the son of the late major league pitcher Tug McGraw, though he didn't connect with his father until late in his childhood. Well, Tim McGraw, welcome to fresh air. Thank you, sir. Thanks for having me. This series 1883 is a story about these immigrants, as I mentioned, most of whom don't speak English, and in some cases can't speak to each other. And those who agree to lead them on this dangerous journey, the characters of Sam Elliott and lamonica Garrett, who's a black cowboy. You're character James dutton is a little different from those two. You want to describe them, what his role is? Yeah, James comes from Tennessee and he was planning on making this journey alone with his family. You know, right from the beginning when you see James and he's trying to get the fort work to get supplied and everything, bringing everything they had from Tennessee and get set to go on their trip. He's already in a gunfight getting chased by bandits and, you know, he shoots 6 people riding the first couple of scenes. Scenes of the show just to show the danger that he was in. He suffered, he was trying to outrun ghost in a lot of ways, I believe. He was in the Civil War. It was a war he didn't believe in. And certainly everything that was going on during reconstruction and after reconstruction and how terrible things had gotten after the war. And I think he was just trying to find a clean place that was unsolved by everything that he had gone through and everything that he knew for his family and a place that he could feel like that he'd gotten past all of that. You know, as I watched, and I wanted to keep in mind scenes that I could use in our interview. One of the things I noticed is that he's a man of relatively few words. There's not a lot of long monologues. Thank goodness. No, you know, he's certainly terse and to the point when he has something to say. He doesn't mess around and he's not some big poetic speaker. He talks the most to his wife and his daughter, for sure. And his main concern is the safety of his family. And that's why ultimately, I think after a few things had happened, his daughter is attacked and almost raped guide. He ends up shooting that guy and I think he starts to realize what he's really gotten himself into and what he's got in his family and too. And that's the point that he decides to sort of team up with Sam and lamonica's care characters and help this wagon train. And I think as the show develops, everybody has different arcs in the show, which I think which makes the character arcs in the show, which makes it so interesting when you see everyone change. And I think you start seeing the concern and care that James starts taking with everybody in the wagon train, not just his family. Right. They're all together. Well, I want to listen to a scene and this will take just a little bit of setup here. I mean, this is after your 18 year old daughter Elsa had. She had fallen in love with one of the cowboys on the drive, and then he was killed when the group was attacked by bandits, Elsa, sees this, sees him die, and then in her fury. Shoots and kills the one bandit who was captured alive and was being held by two members of the party. After that, she is in a trading post a few days later and a guy gives her a salacious stair. She pulls a weapon nearly shoots him, and you as her dad are concerned about her being caught up in this rage. So what we hear is, it's nighttime, Elsa is on her horse watching the cattle. This 18 year old daughter of yours, and you ride up to give her a life lesson about violence and hate and in doing it, you refer to your experience in the Civil War. That's lesson. I'm going to tell you a story. You don't listen. I think I've earned it right. Hope I have. Listen..

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03:03 min | 7 months ago

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"And he always had that sort of love and that sort of vibrance about baseball. And he was just such a fan of the sport and so grateful to the sport and always had such a love for it. Did you feel that you had the relationship that you wanted before he died? I wouldn't say that we had a father son relationship. If we did, it was more maybe in the father in the sun. If we had a father son relationship at all, we got close. We were good friends. His older brother, my uncle Hank, we're close to this day. And my two brothers live in Philly from tug, a lot of different mothers, but we're close at my sister Carrie whose tug's daughter were close so everybody's close and we got close. You know, when he was dying, I spent a lot of time with him. He wanted to come to a cabin on our farm, and that's where he wanted to spend his last days, and so we got to hang out with him and spend a lot of time with him. I think the biggest if you can call it regret that I have is the time that we got to spend together as he was dying, a sort of weighted for him to say something about the whole situation. Some sort of just have a conversation about it. We never had that conversation. So I'll always sort of to a miss that part of it. So a timber graduate has been fun. Thanks so much for speaking with us. My pleasure, good talking to you. Country music star Tim McGraw stars with his wife, country singer Faith Hill in the new paramount plus TV western series 1883. All ten episodes are available for streaming. Raising children presents dilemmas for parents. To name one, how tough should you be if your kids are wasting too much time on television instead of doing their schoolwork. Imagine taking scissors and cutting the power cord of the TV set and telling your daughter she can watch television again when she's earned admission to Oxford University. It's a true story, told in the new memoir by our next guest, CNN international anchor Zayn Asher. She was born in London to parents who were immigrants from Nigeria and much of her book is about her mother, who overcame poverty, famine, and Civil War in Nigeria, before raising four children in a struggling neighborhood in London. Asher's early childhood was interrupted by a devastating family tragedy which you'll soon hear about. Her mother then went to extraordinary lengths to give her children the skills, resilience, and determination to be successful in life, and they were. One became a doctor, another a businessman, an Asher's brother is Chiwetel Ejiofor, the actor nominated for an Oscar for his role in 12 years a slave. Zane Asher is a graduate of Oxford and the Columbia school of journalism. She currently hosts the CNN international program one world with Zane Asher, which airs weekdays at.

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04:59 min | 7 months ago

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"Paramount plus called 1883. It tells the story of a large group of Eastern European immigrants trying to make their way and covered wagons from Texas to Oregon to start new lives. They know little about horses, wagons or America, and they're led in the journey by experienced cowboys, including the characters played by Elliott McGraw and lamonica Garrett, all veterans of the Civil War. The pioneers face every conceivable hardship and plenty of tragedy, realistically depicted in the production which the cast shot on location over 5 months in Texas in Montana. The series is a prequel to the successful paramount plus series Yellowstone, which is about the descendants of McGraw's character in modern day Montana. All ten episodes of 1883 are available for streaming. McGraw's previous acting roles include parts in the movies Friday night lights, the blind side and country strong. Tim McGraw has been recording number one country album since 1994 and has won three Grammys and 14 academy of country music awards. He's also a celebrated performer. His tours with Faith Hill have been some of the biggest grossing tours in country music history. And he's also the son of the late major league pitcher Tug McGraw, though he didn't connect with his father until late in his childhood. Well, Tim McGraw, welcome to fresh air. Thank you, sir. Thanks for having me. This series 1883 is a story about these immigrants, as I mentioned, most of whom don't speak English, and in some cases can't speak to each other. And those who agree to lead them on this dangerous journey, the characters of Sam Elliott and lamonica Garrett, who's a black cowboy. Your character, James dutton is a little different from those two..

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02:01 min | 7 months ago

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"From WHY in Philadelphia, this is fresh air weekend. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross. Today, country music star Tim McGraw. He's been making top selling album since the 90s and lately his acting is getting attention. He stars with his wife Faith Hill in the western TV series 1883. McGraw will tell us about learning at age 11 that his real father wasn't the truck driver, his mom had divorced, but a famous athlete, big league pitcher Tug McGraw. Also, we hear from CNN international anchor Zane Asher. When she was 5 living with her family in London, her mother got a call informing her that her husband and son on a road trip in Nigeria had been in a terrible car accident. She was told her husband or her son had survived, but the caller didn't know which. That story opens Asher's new memoir, which is largely about her mother's remarkable.

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08:07 min | 7 months ago

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"And that's our guest Tim McGraw and his wife faith hilt singing angry all the time. Boy, what a voice. She is one of the absolute best singers in the world. She just blows me away. Every time I'm on stage with her, I always compare it like a NASCAR trying to keep up with an Indy car. She's special for sure. Yeah. Did it change your life and music? I'm obviously changed her life when you got married, but did you think your music changed when you started performing with her? For sure. I certainly got better. I mean, I became a better musician, singer, performer, 'cause she's fantastic at all those things. I mean, especially when we have to sing together, when we do tours together, I mean, I don't want to get the evil eye from her when I'm off key trying to do harmonies. It makes me stay on my toes. This is something that happens. Well, you know, I've gotten to look every now and then when I haven't been keeping up, but it makes me step up pretty quick. But she's just, I mean, I'm in all watching her on stage every time. I always say that she's like Aretha Franklin Bridget Bardot and Janis Joplin all rolled into one when she's on stage and performing the way she sings. We're speaking with Tim McGraw. He stars with his wife, Faith Hill in the new paramount plus western series 1883. We'll continue our conversation in just a moment. This is fresh air. You've raised three daughters. They're now, I guess they're all out of the house. I think you're Gracie the oldest got a masters from Stanford recently, right? Our middle. Okay. Maggie. You know, parenting when you're a celebrity can be a challenge. And in your case, both parents are celebrities. I'm wondering, you know, you got a lot of demands on your time, you're traveling on tours, whatever. Did you set from rules about how you wanted to handle the kids and their relationship to your careers? We did. We wanted to give them the most normal life that we possibly could. Or at least make them feel as normal as they possibly could. And so unfortunately for us, we were in a position that we had already had a great amount of accept success before we had our children. So we could call the shots pretty much. We didn't have to go do every little thing in the world, just keep our careers going to keep the lights on or anything. We both had very successful careers. So when we got married, and we had Gracie, we decided that, you know, I was only going to tour, I toured the most fate toward a little bit. When they were young, they were always going to be with us. We always had them with us no matter where they went once school started, I would only tour in the summertimes when school wasn't going on and faith pretty much didn't tour at all unless we were touring together and when we toured together, we would take them with us. And then when I was working as I got older, even if something backed up into the spring a little bit or I had a show that was in the spring of the fall, most of it wasn't, then I would not leave home till four or 5 o'clock and I would fly to the show and I'd be home at two in the morning, so I was there when they woke up every morning. I was there when they got home from school every day. I coached little league ball, I coached softball, I coached basketball. I mean, I think I can count on one hand, the things that I might have missed with them growing up. And we're pretty much homebodies, and cook dinner every night when the girls are in school so they would come home and there was something cooking all the time. So we tried to give them as normal life as they could have. And they turned out probably more than her mother's credit than mine, but they turned out to be just remarkable, smart, talented, gracious young ladies. I mean, I couldn't be more proud of. You quit drinking and got into a serious kind of exercise and health program when you were in your early 40s or so. You have a book about this turn to health called grit and grace. And it's not so much about drinking, although you mention it. And it's more about just living a healthier life. And you write that a few things made you decide to get in better shape. One of them was going to a movie with your oldest daughter, Gracie. Tell us about this. And I still haven't seen that movie to this day. It's called the movie's called four christmases, but we went to another holiday movie when that movie was just coming out. It was a movie I did with the names of everybody, but it was a Christmas movie I did. So we were at another movie and the trailer for four christmases came on and my face popped up on the screen. And at that point, I think I was 215 pounds when we shot that movie. And I'm one 70 now. So it was quite a difference. And my oldest daughter, my face popped up, she goes, jeez, dad. You gotta do something. And it was like, oh my gosh, my daughter just noticed that I looked like. Oh man. You started with just walking every day. And then got into serious weight training, and this book kind of takes you through the steps and there's food recipes. You got in remarkable shape with all that, weight training, et cetera. The little detail I love is reading that when you would go touring, you know, you have these huge tractor trailers with you that follow the band that have all this gear and video stuff and instruments and sound equipment. But there's a separate trailer with, well, you describe it. Well, it's a gym. We carry our own gym around. And it slides out and it's a pretty big gym. And it's full of equipment that we bring outdoors too. So when we're touring, it's usually for me it's a three I'm way better shaped when I'm on the road touring. Let's stay in shape. You know, I do my couple hours every morning at home and staying pretty close anyway, but we really fine tune it when we get on tour and we do a workout in the gym in the mornings. Then we run the arena or the stadium stairs and do a discipline at the top of each stair. And then we'll eat and then we'll take about an hour and a half, two hour break. And then at around 3 o'clock or so, we'll start across it. With the ropes and tires. Kettlebells and tires and sledgehammers and so we'll start a circuit sort of a mix between cross training and circuit training that will start outside and that usually goes for an hour and a half, sometimes two hours. And it starts with just about everybody, but by the end of it, there's about four and a half. I was going to say, who is the weave? Is this your band? Is it the roadies? Who is this? It's the band mostly, but some of the crew guys jump in there as well, and sometimes the opening acts jump in there and go with this. As long as they can. And then I always end it with an ice bath at the end of it. Then go take a shower and get ready for the show. So you do this. I mean, this just really serious strenuous workout and then you perform. That's the way you do it. Yeah. Then you don't get that missing out syndrome at the end of the night when you still want to party to keep going and you want to stay away because by the time I hit the bus, I'm ready to go to sleep. So it keeps the old guy sleeping well. Timber graduate has been fun. Thanks so much for speaking with us. My pleasure, good talking to you. Country music star Tim McGraw stars with his wife, country singer Faith Hill in the new paramount plus TV western series 1883. All ten episodes are available for streaming. On tomorrow's show, Terry speaks with songwriter singer and guitarist Richard Thompson about his formative years. He cofounded the band fairport convention, which created a new genre, a hybrid of traditional music of the British Isles and rock. He'll also talk about leading the band and finding his own voice as a singer. His memoir bees wing is out in paperback. I hope you can join us. Fresh air's executive producer is Danny Miller, our senior producer today is Sam brigger. Our technical director and engineer is Audrey bentham. Our interviews and reviews are produced and edited by Amy salit, Phyllis Myers, Lauren krenzel, Heidi Simon and Marie baldonado, be a chaloner, Seth Kelly and Joel Wolfram. Our digital media producer is Molly CV nesper Teresa Madden directed today's show for Terry gross, I'm Dave Davies..

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06:04 min | 7 months ago

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"I want some more of it. And that's I like it. I love it from our guest Tim McGraw. You know, you can go on YouTube and there are at least a half a dozen videos posted by fans of you performing that song in huge arenas, where they sing every chorus. I mean, it's interesting, you know, country music has its own kind of style in a way. I mean, you had this, you gotta have the voice that hits and holds the notes, but you know, it's putting the emotion into the song, you know, the right places to whine a little on a line. I mean, I'm wondering in developing your voice coming up, did you model it after anyone? You know, gosh, I don't know that a model, just like any kid, you know, I listen to the radio all the time. I can remember driving a tractor and listening to the radio. I mean, I love country music. I listen to it all the time, but I also love pop music and rock music too. So I mean, I was hugely influenced in my record making and probably vocally a little bit. I hope I wish I could sing. I can buy the eagles. They probably all my all time favorite band and music of anything. Merle Haggard certainly was a big influence on me, vocally. George Strait, Keith whitley, Alabama, war Alabama out when I was a kid. I mean, the band Alabama I just couldn't get enough of those guys. So yeah, all those guys are influenced me, but Phil Collins, this is another one that is fantastic in love. And I think all that stuff sort of finds its way into my music. I mean, we're all sort of a product of our environment, right? And the stuff that we listen to and the stuff that we absorb and sort of turns into this sort of goulash that you're able to put together and get out and I guess that's sort of the way my music developed is it's sort of this mixture of all the things that I loved as a kid growing up and still do now and stuff that I listened to in here now stuff that I would never have heard unless I had four teenage girls that I was taking to cheerleader practice in my car and I would hear and go, wow, that's an interesting sound and stuff just finding different when you're making a record, you're finding different sounds and different tones and stuff like that. We need to take a break here. Let me reintroduce you. We are speaking with countries singing star Tim McGraw. He starts with his wife, Faith Hill in the new paramount plus western series 1883. We'll continue our conversation in just a moment. This is fresh air. Brush up on the latest in foreign policy, while you brush your teeth. Get three essential news stories and all you need to know from up first, one of NPR's daily podcasts. More voices, all ears, NPR podcasts. This is fresh air and we're speaking with country music star Tim McGraw, who's also had several acting roles. He currently stars with his wife, Faith Hill, along with Sam Elliott and the Monica Garret in the new paramount plus TV western series 1883. So Faith Hill, you met when you were both on tour, you were both seeing other people at the time. Did you know right away this was it? Oh, gosh, I didn't write instantly. I knew the first time I saw a picture of it that I was in love. Our tour, it was my first headlining tour and I asked her to be asked her not personally, but my management asked her management if she would open the tour and she agreed and was called the spontaneous combustion tour believe it or not. So we did a show a little before our tour guard and we did a festival together, which was the first time we'd ever spent any time around each other. And so we used to do the joke or by the steam Miller band was our encore song. And we used to do this thing where we'd all get at the front of the stage and we'd do a sort of slide guitar kind of thing. And we're doing that and I feel so presence behind me and I turn around and it's faith and she's doing the slide with us. And I turn around and look at her and I said, okay, boy, something's up here. And you know, she was in a relationship. I was just getting out of my relationship. We started our tour. And we went about, I don't know, I guess it was a little over a month, two months, and I finally just walked into addressing one room one day and just kissed her. I was like, couldn't help myself. And then she had to untangle herself. And by the end of the tour, we were married. How did you propose? Do you remember? I tried to propose a couple of times, but she didn't take me seriously. But I remember when she said, yes, and I was really serious about it. I want to say we're in Montana, but we were at a big outdoor country music festival. And they had set up these trailer houses that were addressing rooms. And she wasn't playing. She was just there with me. Riding along with me. And I have a road case that had a mirror and some clothes hanging in and we're standing there and I'm just about to go on stage and this little trailer House of 50,000 people out there at this festival and I probably had a beer in my hand and I stopped up before I got to the door and I looked at her and says, I am serious as I could ever be in my life. I want you to marry me and I want us to get married as soon as possible. And she goes, what? She said, you're crazy. I can't believe you're asking me to marry you at a country music festival in a trailer house. And I just laughed and walked out the door. And then my show and when I walked back into my dressing room on my mirror, she had written in lipstick, yes, with big explanation marks. I am going to be your wife. Wow. And it stuck for 26 years. Wow. This stuff for 20 seconds. And I still have that mirror too, by the way. Oh, wow. You both had careers. You did three tours together. The soul to soul tours, which were huge things. I thought we'd listen to one of the songs that the two of you recorded together. This is not about a happy couple. It's angry all the time. I'm going to just say a little bit about this song before we hear some of it. Yeah, this is one of my favorite favorite records that we ever made. One of my favorite songs that we do together is just so haunting and heartbreaking. It's just one of those songs you sort of get lost in when you're performing it. Right. It's about a man and a husband and wife whose marriage just.

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"Player back then because he was such a character. I mean, the story I guess is that he was a minor league baseball player in Jacksonville. Florida 1967 and he had a relationship with your mom who was, I guess, still in high school then and you were the resultant, he moved on she moved on. What was it like when you met for the first time? Well, it was unusual for sure. You know, my mom she didn't finish her senior year because she had gotten pregnant with me. So sort of the family in Florida centered to the Louisiana to live with relatives and I was born in Louisiana. But after I found my birth certificate, I called my mom, she was at work, and I asked her what it was all about. And she, you could just feel an audible gasp and heart failure. From her when I told her, and she said, I'll be right home. And she got home and she said, let's go for a ride, and we got in the car, and we just drove around and she told me the whole story. She didn't, she didn't say anything, tell him that she was pregnant. She moved to Louisiana. On the day I was born, my grandmother called and actually called and got him in the Met's Doug out. It just to say that just to tell him I was born and that was it. That was only communication he ever had. And so when I found a birth certificate, I just told mom that I wanted to meet him. As any kid would. And she had got in touch with his lawyer, I believe. And said that I'd found out. So mom borrowed a car because she didn't have a car that can make it and we drove to Houston. And he left us a couple tickets, and we got to go into the game before much batting practice. And I remember tossing the ball with him a little bit. Watching batting practice. And I remember he gave up a Grand Slam when he came in. The game I saw. But I only saw him pitch twice. And that was the first year. So we had a lunch and he goes, you know, we could be Friends, but I don't know if I'm your dad or not. I'm not sure about any of that, but you know, we can be Friends. So I left the next year I wanted to go back and see him and of course mom being a good great mom. She arranged to get tickets and we drove to Houston again and I had got me a McGraw shirt with Phillies colors and had the name on the back and his number and everything. So I was wearing that and he was in the bullpen and back then at the astrodome with a warmup spot where they would heroic open. You could go right up next to it. And I remember going over and walking and standing right in front of me and yelling at Kate dug and still my back was going to see an ignored me the whole time and that was the last time I saw it. Oh gosh. Well, we need to take another break here. Let me reintroduce you. We are speaking with country singing star Tim McGraw. He starts with his wife, Faith Hill in the new paramount plus western series 1883. We'll continue our conversation after this short break. I'm Dave Davies, and this is fresh air. Support for NPR and the following message come from metro, who once writers to know the transit system is ready for their return, with improved air filtration on buses, trains, and in stations, fresh air is circulated from outside every three minutes, and thanks to touchless payment, writers can now use their smartphones wherever smart strip is accepted. Find out more about all the ways metro is doing its part to ensure writers can ride confident at WMA TA dot com slash doing our part. This message comes from a cast media with the new anthology series scoundrel, history's forgotten villains. Every episode, learn about the rotten and forgotten parts of history, it's bad guys, villains, and their crimes. Listen to scoundrel, wherever you get your podcasts. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross, and we're speaking with country music star Tim McGraw, who's also had several acting roles. He stars with his wife, country singer Faith Hill, along with Sam Elliott and lamonica Garrett in the new paramount plus TV western series 1883. It's the story of some veteran cowboys leading a group of Eastern European immigrants hoping to get from Texas to Oregon by horse and wagon. All ten episodes are available for streaming. When we left off McGraw told us how he'd learned at the age of 11 that his real father wasn't the truck driver, his mom had divorced, but a famous athlete, big league pitcher, Tug McGraw. Tim met Tug McGraw after that discovery, but it didn't lead to an ongoing relationship. You did connect later on when you were like 18 or so, I guess, right? Yeah, when I was 18, I graduated high school. I had a few scholarship offers, nothing major, you know, what enough biggest kid in the world. But I was a good athlete. But I knew mom was going to have trouble paying for college. And so I asked, mom, I said, you need to get in touch with tug's attorney and find out about getting college paid for. Or at least helping us pay for college, because I don't want to put that burden on you. And she kept trying to keep trying and kept getting running around keeping the runaround kept getting the run around. And then right before I ran on the field for my last high school football game, she stops me right, you know, right before you run through the paper sign, you know, when you're all jacked up, she stops and she goes, I got papers from tug's lawyer today. And I'm a whole guy, so don't tell me this right before a football game. High school football go, so right out, at least I had a good game that night and got home and read the papers. And it agreed to just a minimal amount of money. And helping just a little bit, but I never could use the name, and I couldn't ever make contact with him again. And I looked at mom and says, all right, I'll sign all of this, but he has to see me one more time. And so they agreed that we would meet one more time and then we would sign the contract and I'd be out of his life forever. And so we drove again to Houston. So he hadn't seen me since I was 11 years old. And I remember walking into the lobby of the hotel and I'm the same height assume at that point. And my mom pointed it so there he is right there. So I just walked right over and tapped him on the shoulder and he turned around and the first thing that I noticed more than anything was his lawyer's jaw hit the ground because we looked almost exactly alike. So it was like he was like, oh my God, we're screwed. And so we talked and we spent the day together head dinner that night and mom and I and he were having dinner and I asked mom if she would mind letting tug and I talk for a minute a moment alone and she wasn't too sure about that and I told her that it was okay. It was fine. And so she got up and left and I just looked him in her eyes this look as far as I'm concerned this dinner's over. All this mess is over with. I'm going to sign your contract. I just want you to answer one question. Do you think you're my dad? And he says, I know I am. And that's it. That was all I needed to know. And then he said, we're going to tear the contract up. And so we did. Wow. You know, I've seen in a documentary about your life. Tug McGraw describing that moment. I think it's the same moment. And when he can barely say, he wanted to know, can I call you dad? That's what I think he remembers you saying. And it choked him up. You developed a real relationship. And unfortunately, he died young.

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:21 min | 7 months ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

"And what the script says and how great it was because it had all those beautiful moments and it had tons of those kinds of moments. I mean, that moment right there, you just played. I mean, it hits me. It was hitting me hard, just listening to it. I'd never just really listened to it. I've seen it on me to finish the show, but the whole series is full of the moments like that in the audience. Certainly in the narration of our daughter Elsa, she narrates the entire show. And her narration is pure poetry throughout the entire show. And if I understand the crew spent 5 months together shooting this on location, mostly in Texas, then in Montana, there's a lot that goes on. You actually drive wagons across a river, which was dangerous in 1883 and is still dangerous. How hard and dangerous did it all feel? Well, the wagons, I think, was the most dangerous part of it, for sure. And we spent a lot of time, we all spent probably around three weeks at cowboy camp. You know, everybody, a lot of people hadn't ridden before or done anything like that before. So the wranglers there were so excellent in teaching everybody. I was lucky that I grew up riding horses. I grew up in Louisiana and my stepdad was a cowboy. So I could ride before I could walk. So at a clinic experience with horses. So it was for me. It was just fun to get back on and get going again. But the wagon driving was something completely different. I'd never done that before. And faith had to do that the most. That's what that was her main sort of thing that she did while we were shooting was driving that wagon and she was driving that wagon across that river and that happened to be, it was probably 36° out, freezing cold. Up to up to my waist on the horse and water. And it was probably three 30 in the morning. And it was our 25th wedding anniversary. And that was more afraid for her than I was anything. Of course, but she handled it like a pro she she became pretty proficient at it. So, you know, you and your wife Faith Hill are playing a couple in a mature marriage, which you have. I mean, you've been married for quarter of a century when you did this. Did it affect your relationship at all, did it feel like hand in glove, or will you invent something new in dealing with each other? Well, it's an question. I think the best way that I can answer that is probably not a direct answer to your question, but it might give you a sense of what I'm trying to say. You know, when we got the scripts, the way we read the scripts, they would come in and we would get maybe two or three at a time. And we would alternate taking turns, we'd lay in bed, and she would read the entire screw up. And then I would like episode one, for instance, she weirdly been, she would read the entire script out loud. And then I would read episode two out loud. But we never sat down and we never rehearsed our lines together. We never rehearsed scenes together because we wanted, we didn't want to bring so much of Tillman faith into our characters. We wanted it to remain Margaret and James. Now, maybe some of Margaret and James got into Tim and faith sometimes while we were shooting, but we really wanted we thought, you know, look, when we sit down to sign the contract, when we committed to doing this and because we fell in love with the script and, you know, the deal points got right. I remember we were sitting on our patio. And I looked at faith and I told her that, you know, once we sign this, we are no longer the boss. Anymore, we're heart health. And secondly, we're never going to have a comfortable day, and it's going to be really hard work, and it was. 14 hour days, 6 days a week, and we probably got three hours of sleep a night. And I said, and thirdly, it's going to be tough for people to accept us in these roles. I mean, first off, they're going to think that we're not going to be up to it. Secondly, they're going to think they can't pass it the two of us together on screen because we had never been on screen together before. She had done a couple movies. I've done a few movies, so we never been telling faith on screen. So we have a lot of obstacles to overcome. And I looked at her and I said, you know, the only way to beat that is, and she said, just go kill it. And I said, that's right. Let's just go kill it. And we gave each other a half hour and a kiss and signed a paper. You know, you've had several movie roles before. Did you take acting lessons? Had it? I didn't. I probably should. But it was probably too late now. You know, I didn't, you know, and I've always loved movies as a kid. And, you know, did like every kid did a couple plays and stuff like that when you're a kid. But I was always an athlete, so that was really warm up where my focus was at. But then when I started having some hit records, those offers start coming to you and I was interested in doing movies, always was interested in it, but my biggest fear was, so I didn't do one for a long, long time. My biggest fear was, look, I've got success here in the worst thing I can do is go be bad. It's something else. And then ruin the success that I have over here. So it took me a long time to actually find something. I mean, I read a lot of spirits, but I never could make myself pull the trigger until I read Friday night lights. And just instantly went our red is like, I know that guy. I know that character. You play basically an abusive dad who storms onto the field because his son had dropped a pass. I mean, you know that how do you know that character how? Well, I mean, I came from a pretty dysfunctional family, you know, early in my life. And I saw a lot of abuse and dealt with a lot of abuse. Like your dad was that character in a way? You're stepdad, excuse me. My stepdad was, he could be the sweetest guy in the world, and he could be that guy too. And you know he had drinking problems and yeah, I mean, he was partly certainly partly there, but there was also growing up playing little league and football and stuff and seeing, you know, I grew up in Louisiana, remember in sort of, you know, in a rural community, which was a beautiful and great community. But those guys were around. And you saw him quite a bit, and I've seen those things happen. Anybody that's been around, little league ball knows that those parents sometimes can be some of the worst. You just hope he's not the coach, because sometimes he is exactly. You grew up in Louisiana, you mentioned, and your stepfather, who was the guy thought was your father, as you grew up, was a truck driver, right? A cowboy. Cowboy truck driver. I mean, tough guy, yeah. They split when you were about ten. People who know you know that you were in fact the biological child of Tug McGraw, the major league pitcher who pitched for the mets and Phillies brought a championship ring to championship to the Philadelphia in 1980. How did you learn that he was actually your dad? You know, it was totally by accident. You know, my step out of my mom divorced and we had just moved and I guess it was about 6 months after the divorce, we were maybe a little longer than that. You know, it's hard to get time right, but we've moved to my grandparents for a little while, and we finally moved into a house in rural Louisiana. And I was going through a closet for some reason. And I found a box. And when I opened the box and my birth certificate was in the box. And it had everything was printed out on it. Except for the last name, it just there was just one line through it in ten and handwritten pen, just one line, and then Smith written in curse of above it. But it had my dad's full name and said his occupation was professional baseball player. And it was pretty much a shock. When you find something like that and I thought there had to be some sort of mistake. And oddly enough, I had three baseball cards on my wall. I can't remember the first one. One masseuse Arsenio and a third one was tug. That I had up on my walkers. He was one of my favorite players. I believe it or not. And I don't know that that was something that my mom subconsciously pointed him out to me or about just he just became a favorite player. I don't know how that happened. He just, you know, but he was a lot of kids favorite.

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:20 min | 7 months ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on Fresh Air

"This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross. Our guest Tim McGraw has been one of the biggest stars in country music for years. But lately, it's an acting role that's getting a lot of attention. He starts with his wife, singer Faith Hill, and Sam Elliott in the western TV series on paramount plus called 1883. It tells the story of a large group of Eastern European immigrants trying to make their way and covered wagons from Texas to Oregon to start new lives. They know little about horses, wagons or America, and they're led in the journey by experienced cowboys, including the characters played by Elliott McGraw and lamonica Garrett, all veterans of the Civil War. The pioneers face every conceivable hardship and plenty of tragedy, realistically depicted in the production which the cast shot on location over 5 months in Texas in Montana. The series is a prequel to the successful paramount plus series Yellowstone, which is about the descendants of McGraw's character in modern day Montana. All ten episodes of 1883 are available for streaming. McGraw's previous acting roles include parts in the movie's Friday night lights, the blind side and country strong. Tim McGraw has been recording number one country album since 1994, and has won three Grammys and 14 academy of country music awards. He's also a celebrated performer. His tours with Faith Hill have been some of the biggest grossing tours in country music history. And he's also the son of the late major league pitcher Tug McGraw, though he didn't connect with his father until late in his childhood. Well, Tim McGraw, welcome to fresh air. Thank you, sir. Thanks for having me. This series 1883 is a story about these immigrants, as I mentioned, most of whom don't speak English, and in some cases can't speak to each other. And those who agree to lead them on this dangerous journey, the characters of Sam Elliott and lamonica Garrett, who's a black cowboy. You're character James dutton is a little different from those two. You want to describe them? What his role is? Yeah, James comes from Tennessee and he was planning on making this journey alone with his family. You know, right from the beginning when you see James and he's trying to get the Fort Worth to get supplied and everything, bringing everything they had from Tennessee and get set to go on their trip. He's already in a gunfight getting chased by bandits and you know he shoots 6 people riding the first couple of scenes. Scenes of the show just to show the danger that he was in. He suffered, he was trying to outrun ghost in a lot of ways, I believe. He was in the Civil War. It was a worry didn't believe me. And certainly everything that was going on during reconstruction and after reconstruction and how terrible things had gotten after the war. And I think he was just trying to find a clean place that was unsolved by everything that he had gone through and everything that he knew for his family and a place that he could feel like that he'd gotten past all of that. You know, as I watched, and I wanted to keep in mind scenes that I could use in our interview. One of the things I noticed that he's a man of relatively few words, there's not a lot of long monologues. Thank goodness. No, you know, he's certainly terse and to the point when he has something to say. He doesn't mess around and he's been out of some big poetic speaker. He talks the most to his wife and his daughter, for sure. And his main concern is the safety of his family. And that's why ultimately, I think after a few things had happened, his daughter was attacked and almost raped guy and he ends up shooting that guy and I think he starts to realize what he's really gotten himself into and what he's got in his family and too. And that's the point that he decides to sort of team up with Sam and lamonica's care characters and help this wagon train. And I think as the show develops, everybody has different arcs in the show, which I think which makes the character arcs in the show, which makes it so interesting when you see everyone change. And I think you start seeing the concern and care that James starts taking with everybody in the wagon train, not just his family. Right. They're all together. Well, I want to listen to a scene. And this will take just a little bit of setup here. I mean, this is after your 18 year old daughter Elsa had. She had fallen in love with one of the cowboys on the drive, and then he was killed when the group was attacked by bandits, Elsa, sees this, sees him die, and then in her fury. Shoots and kills the one bandit, who was captured alive and was being held by two members of the party. After that, she is in a trading post a few days later and a guy gives her a salacious stair. She pulls a weapon nearly shoots him, and you as her dad are concerned about her being caught up in this rage. So what we hear is, it's nighttime, Elsa is on her horse watching the cattle. This 18 year old daughter of yours and you ride up to give her a life lesson about violence and hate and in doing it, you refer to your experience in the Civil War. That's lesson. I'm going to tell you a story. You don't listen. I think I've earned it right. I hope I have..

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"This is here and now country music stars Tim McGraw Faith Hill and cowboy movie legend Sam Elliott are teaming up for a new show Debuting this Sunday It is called 1883 and it's a prequel to Yellowstone That's the huge hit starring Kevin Costner on Paramount plus Perhaps it will come as no surprise 1883 is about white settlers finding their fortunes in the American West NPR TV critic degens joins us now and Eric what do you think Even if Tim McGraw isn't much known for his acting you have to admit this is a pretty big cast It's a big cast and that's a good cast Tim McGraw does a great job playing this father who is leading this group of folks women and children who wind up with a wagon train that's led by Sam Elliott and the focus of the show is on the brutality of the trip from Texas all the way to the West Coast In Sam Elliott's the wagon train that he's leading is a bunch of immigrants from Europe who don't know anything about the American territories or about desert or about riding a horse to find out Exactly And so there's this scene where the first thing that they do when they decide that they're actually going to make the trip is that we see Sam Elliott lost his wife and his daughter to smallpox And so he examines every settler for smallpox before they go on the trip We have a clip that shows what happens next Let's check.

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 "Audience of One" Carlos Alazraqui Bonus Show #15 - burst 1

Standup Comedy "Your Host and MC"

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"Audience of One" Carlos Alazraqui Bonus Show #15 - burst 1

"Near here to work on it. And let's say. I love dr phil kind. Gentlemen occasionally does take the mic. But carry dangerous man dr phil because he will tell you that. I don't care how you are your life. I don't care. I'll screwed up your childhood. You give me for fourteen minutes commercial. And i'm gonna turn your life around. You're going to get a fog. You're gonna be okay for the rest of your life very dangerous. An actual episode that i watched i left off the couch. I remember my out. He was on his show. There was a woman the show addicted. I get the tim. Mcgraw the country singer and that woman was you thought she was. Oh no that's the thing you hear. Mcgraw speak y. Deans like south along naylor reading and he looked at her miami limited limited. Stop you out there okay. What's going on is europe. Seth with a stranger. You're participating in something that is not reality. You're overwhelmed by his fame and your knowing what you have in your old real live like your children like your home. Your husband and this is what he said to her. And i think what you need to do is stop okay. Where does he get that account. Today i went through the year university. Of what you need to do. And i majored in. Stop doing it. I have a master's degree in cut it out in a phd and knock it off are stuck in the stomach.

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‘Celebrating America’: Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters Rock Inauguration Concert

Daily Pop

02:36 min | 2 years ago

‘Celebrating America’: Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters Rock Inauguration Concert

"Yesterday was historic and we are still on a high from the satement. So here are a few of our favorite moments from inauguration day don let winston katy perry was the last one. Listen who is your favorite performance of the night. Just let katy perry connoisseur to got all the fireworks and the glitz and glamour. So i am one of those people who like a show stopping moment. And i feel like for me. That was pretty amazing but to c. J. lo singing next to the first female vice president of color women of color in a department head situation. There's a music in my ear into women. Singing here is one of the most things i've ever seen in my life. I it was all really good. I have to say i really felt like the reformers i thought demi levato did a really really good job. I was really pleased to see her performance. Justin timberlake i mean no matter what happens that man is just attractive and talented right like he always does a good job and obviously lady gaga. You guys the voice on that woman. It's really not a joke. It's like she. is that talented. I just really enjoyed the whole celebration. America and the day was so fantastic. But i was just like. I don't know. I was like on cloud nine says in this happy mood and even if it was just for a night i just i love the positivity love the feeling the energy and i do feel like there's a lot of pressure on President bided and vice president harris to really try to bring this country together. But you know what. It's a good star. I just love the feeling words of the music. I love that. All the songs and florida georgia line saying with tim mcgraw and the whole unified song. And it's just you know. I really hope that. I really hope this is the start to a more unified country because we definitely need that for sure.

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"tim mcgraw" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"tim mcgraw" Discussed on KTRH

"One with Tim McGraw to talk about the live show anytime for you. I don't think anybody ever gets in this business and it's not about wanting to play live. I think that that's the impotence of everybody wanted to be a rock stars to grow in front of thousands of people and The guitars cranked up and swing and sweat and all that stuff and it's always great. I love you know for me, you know, design and stages and all that's fun into the lighting's show and all that's fun and fans get a kick out of that. First and foremost thing for me. Is it sound great. I want everything to sound as great as I could make it sound. I want it to sound. It's close to the record as I could get it to sound and have the energy and excitement everybody wants. I think what you have to do is you have to walk out there. And there's a sort of his unspoken contract between you and the audience that you're just gonna both sort of. Submit to this conducive environment. Let the music take over and sort of just fall into the river together. You know, I think that that's what you look for it. You know, most nights it happened some nights. It doesn't but It was the night that you you really live for to play. Keep listening to I heart radio for more Tim McGraw and all your favorite artists. Yeah. All right to the phone lines. We go. Sorry, but we gotta clear him unless your answer is most underrated TV show of all time. Now, please. This This.

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Kanye West? Tim McGraw? Girl Scouts? All got PPP loans

AP News Radio

00:59 min | 2 years ago

Kanye West? Tim McGraw? Girl Scouts? All got PPP loans

"Should companies run by celebrities have been able to take advantage of the federal government small business lending program needy or greedy depends on how you feel about some of those who have gotten loans under the paycheck protection program usually you wouldn't think of people who have hit record star in movies or on reality TV as those who would even dare apply for the PPP to help their businesses right out the corona virus pandemic but there they are on the list by the treasury department the company that runs the website for country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill got a loan of between two and five million dollars the fashion brand run by Kanye west Yeezy sell sneakers for two hundred and fifty dollars a pair but it to god alone in that two to five million dollar range his sister in law Khloe Kardashian scored alone between one and two million dollars and a clothing line run by Reese Witherspoon got between three hundred and fifty thousand and a million dollars under that same PPP Fonda I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Can Taylor Swift change the music industry?

The Big Story

09:47 min | 3 years ago

Can Taylor Swift change the music industry?

"Ever since recorded music came a big business artists have been getting screwed by their record. Labels this is is not a secret. Ask anyone who pays attention to the industry and they will give you plenty of examples outside the industry though. It's not usually public book unless it really interferes with an artist ability to make music and even that it's never this public lately. There's there's been a new shift that has affected me personally and that I feel is a potentially harmful force in our industry and as your resident loud person I feel the need to bring it up. And that is the unregulated world of private equity coming in and buying our music as if it is real estate this it just happened to me without my approval consultation or consent you might recognize that voice it is one of the richest voices in the world. So yes Taylor swift can afford to take a risk. She used her acceptance speech when she got the woman of the decade honor at the billboard awards to to address her very public feud with scooter. Braun who is the new owner of her former label big machine and along with that the owner of dozens of songs thanks swift recorded early in her career. So what happens now. Is this a new precedent for the music industry with artists. Speaking openly about who Owns the art that they create or is this Taylor swift doing it. Because she's Taylor and she can and how will her former label and scooter bron fight back. Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Amanda Kingsland is the National Music Director for country music stations on Rogers radio across the country. She's been following Taylor swift since Taylor. Her came onto the scene. Hey Amanda Hey how are you. I'm doing really well. And why don't we start with. Do you remember when you heard Taylor Swift for the first time time and what you thought I do remember actually i. It was the first few months I started here at the radio station. We received We received her album. I'm in an envelope With a bit of a plan it kind of came with this rap sheet that Said who she was and what the plans were for her. You know this would've been maybe early. Two thousand six. So kinda pre people sending you an email with all the details so it came in a big envelope and I remember sitting down and listening to it and I re I. Yeah I remember some of the songs thinking this is a little kid and I remember some of them thinking. These are incredible lyrics. I remember immediately really falling in love with the Song Teardrop Guitar. I thought it was really really smart. How for single Tim McGraw resonated and how they were able to use that to really get a foot in the door and country music and I remember being here at the station when the phones blew up asking who that girl was or who what who sings that song that the toxic Tim McGraw your she resonated with people immediately? And you don't see that a lot with artists you see having to play them a time especially in a time where social social media wasn't where it is now there wasn't a big social campaign or digital campaign to put her in front of people. They did that organically and it caught on so quickly. Where where did she come from? And how did she come up in the countryside of the business. We'll Taylor grew up in Pennsylvania on a Christmas tree farm which I always think is such a cool fact and just very authentic in the country lifestyle. I think to grow up in In the woods or growing your own trees Turned to songwriting really early and You know obviously her. The parents were super supportive and realized that she had a gift because they brought her from Pennsylvania to Nashville In the early two thousands when she was about thirteen she got a publishing deal with Sony at fourteen years old and then signed a record deal with big machine records from there and and you know she spent time writing songs and then did what you often hear. People people do and went from label to label asking to play songs for people in asking for a record deal. So that's sort of how things got rolling you know. She went up and down music row pitching her songs as a fourteen year old was at guitar and got told no over and over and over. So yeah I think that that's a really that's a very you know picturesque story. You would hear about somebody going up and down music row in Nashville asking. You know knocking on doors and asking to play their songs right. It's like the the quintessential central origin story. But then she signed with big machine. And what happened when she was just getting started with them. That matters now like why we're talking about it today. Yeah yeah well. I think that how big machine started is kind of important to this too. Big Machine was not a record. Label Pre Taylor Swift Scupper shadow left. His current aren't label. who wasn't interested in signing fourteen year old writing her own music which was a caveat in how she wanted to do things and so he decided to start big machine? Gene records Not launched with Taylor Swift. And you know I've I've heard Scott sister actually worked for the record label for years with us on the Canadian side and she told me about them sitting on the floor of an office space he had rented and there was nothing in it yet and he called in some favors from some other people in the industry and they actually were pudding Taylor's albums in envelopes on the floor in this office space and mailing them to radio stations hoping for airplay and that sort of how big machine started was with booth with Taylor. Was it talked about in those early days. When she signed that record deal which was two thousand six? was you know that part of that deal. Was that the publishing rights to the songs things that she was singing were owned by week machine. Every person has a different deal an every person has different publishing houses or how they get songs and how those are broken broken down as far as royalties go. It's all different for everybody so I guess you know at that time. It didn't really matter and then fast forward a handful of years in a whole lot of success excess and You Know Scott selling the label. which involves Taylor's music and the rights to that music? So that's how we end up here today. Eight were hearing this buzz around Taylor not getting to perform her own songs or Taylor you know not owning that music that we all have come to love and why. She's where she is today Eh. Can you explain a little bit about how those rights work. Because I think some of us who listen to music take for granted that different people might own the actual rights to a song. But I haven't heard ever before really of somebody not being allowed to play their own music so just so you know we can clarify that. Rights eight means copyright. It means you know licensed music and that means that the publishing rights would earn you money when it streamed downloaded put on a CD performed live heard on a radio station used in a television. Show anytime you hear that song whether it be live or recorded somebody Is He's getting paid because it's been licensed so that's what we're talking about when we say you know not owning the rights are not having the rights now because of a breakdown of how those come together and again it's different for a a lot of people in how much percentage they get of each category by category. I mean there's a lyricist or a songwriter. There's a musician who pulls out altogether. And then it's published through a publishing company who copyrights it who gets a percentage so You know Taylor's case. She may be collecting royalties as a songwriter air. But she doesn't own the rights to those songs and doesn't get to control Unfortunately with those albums released with big machine she doesn't get to control when those songs are used because she's she doesn't have those rights right so they can sell them to a commercial and she can't do anything about that right now now as far as I understand if they were to do that she was still get a portion based on being the lyricist songwriter. But she doesn't get say on how it's used. So how did this escalate into the kind of public feud that we've been following for the back half of this year. Well in my opinion Taylor swift is an incredible incredible businessperson and she. She always has been even when she was on. Good terms with big machine and sitting in those boardrooms. She was very active in the decision. Making so I don't know that not having the rights to these. These songs became a problem until she wasn't in that boardroom anymore. But she's always been outstanding to her fans she's cultivated. This incredible following she gives gives so much to those people who then she can in turn ask things of as well and when this became a problem for her she was able to turn to her fans through her social platforms and let them know what was going on and request their support to get her to where she wanted to be. And you know as much as there's so many people have somebody opinions on this But quite frankly it's quite brilliant to who use this fan base that she has and that she's cultivated to get the results. She thinks that she deserves her. Needs to see and I think that's how we all ended up hearing about it. Is Taylor making us all aware And again that's one side of the story when Taylor comes out and makes aware of what's happening but it started with the company being sold or with majority sheriff of big machine being sold his scooter Braun And she was unhappy happy with that. And then she disclosed The publishing and how what the breakdown was and how. She doesn't have control over those songs. Everybody loves to hear her sing. So what is Taylor. Claiming she wants done like what does she say happened. and and how does she feel. She's been wronged. I've heard I've seen a lot of

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Blanco Brown on being discovered as a child

Bobbycast

08:56 min | 3 years ago

Blanco Brown on being discovered as a child

"When all of you guys are in an apartment I get that to Iceland with all my cousins you just live where you can live right everybody's trying to to to have enough money to pay rent sometimes you gotta make your move together a bunch bunches lived in a trailer for a while much of a bunch of apartment so like I get that and also know me I was the kid in the group that was I'm going to get out and I'm GONNA use education like that was my thing it sounds like yours was music music way early yeah the first deal now seven you what am I doing I was seven years old and and how did that come about and how did you get to a place where someone could see you at seven to go I like that kid man that's a good question I I never really got to say I never asked that question I just know that we were were recording in new records like just like that I just remember who it seven years old discovers you it was new star Rex Guy by the name of Anthony Richardson an owner if he discovers somebody took us to him you know what I'm saying I really can't remember how it happened you're seven years old yeah I just know we were singing recording practicing going to school we by the way me my brothers okay so you were you guys like in a singing group group how many were there called times three because it was three of us are brothers and it was just the X. would apostrophe S. three where were you in the age group of the three brothers I'm in the Middle Okay Yeah and so you got with the goal of of what I know you're only seven but looking back were they trying to break you guys as like Jackson five but the X. as the three more so like another bad the creation can meet some singing brothers because we really saying like you know what I'm saying but Jackson five it was that would have been harder doesn't file there man they weren't legislator after they were legendary though they had to even start at yeah but I'm just saying like by the time we you were yeah they were already like Jackson Five. ABC's good like another bell vo to all those groups were around that time to where all you guys just singing because hip hop stuff to just thinking and I was the wraparound the group so wait were you rapping I was like the the the but if from immature who are the sexy talking I did the sexist seven and eight I'm telling you you know all this time I've been playing around Oh yeah I've been playing with my gi Joe's and pogs girl and I've been thinking about you I know I'm nine man that is hilarious I know I'm in third grade girl but I'm drinking milk yeah so that's kind of how growing up I was I didn't how to confidence to sing so they will give me the parts while I was more like mellow talking Canada rapin Canada singing Adams found my singing voice until like fifteen sixteen so you're fifteen sixteen are you still in school yeah definitely graduate high school yet okay so you're singing all the way through high school all the we are you known as that kid the kid in high school like we're all noticed something I was nerd I was known as the singer Okay so you're singing all the way through and as you go through up until about twelve th grade at that point what is your biggest break before you graduate high school Aw I mean we met with a guy named Dr Massenburg he was over at motown and we were about to do a deal met him at the Intercontinental Embark Eh right by mall he looked me my brothers and my mother in the face a y'all have no words Mama they've been able to take care everything we won't sign wing you sat like two weeks later found out he was no longer with Motown town that was one of the moments that was like a huge moment and then do you think he lied to your do you think he got fired in the process of signing you on if you got fire of he just some happen where he just left but I just know the deal didn't happen right and after that outkast we don't want to deal with outkast you know it was you know at that term life they would just a dope group whose from Atlanta like Guy and I remember me with them and they wanted to sign my younger brother to a solo deal so he's going to do a solo deal and then you know me and my older brother like okay cool ooh that'd be fine once he gets all the way where he needs to be he he brings home and then that didn't go away we plan to either you know what I'm saying they're signing him he ended up signing to a whole another deal and he came up with a song or a few songs and yeah I mean what what what when you meet with outkast do you actually meet with Andrei Big Boy Yep like the guy show up and they're like all right this is the plant so they were doing things outside side of outcasts way early even before they blew up they were they will Purple Label and my dad actually just takes me that pitchy like two days ago and my phone like of us in the same room with them without shirts on taking pieces with them yeah so that didn't work out you graduate High School Yep and what's the plan then for you musically 'cause high school probably big deal to graduate high school what's for me where am I hold my whole life I was told you know stick to my art I went to school for art I got a Bachelor of fine arts in so we're not college though from high school to College Okay Okay so you then you decide to go to school where are you going to school where did you go to school I went to you okay and your thought when you go to college is Blank Finish College or learn music or make friends and my really my thought would college was be the person that went to college and if that don't work out just note that music is always number one either way I went down just you know pretty much as their are had degree and what did you study in school art so you study art but you're doing music yup okay so you're studying well what does it what does study aren't though what does that mean I mean I mean you go through all our theory in like paintings yet I sculptures like an op the not even music like you're a whole different track I I did I did all that like sculpturing and websites from dream we would Mac with three D. and do all that so even less than digital art stuff too yep and then if you were to have this let's just journey off a bit and let's say the music stub you end up getting an art degree if you were to pursue that what would you have done an art Oh man you know cartoon network or something yeah voice overs with some animations I could tell just Bella anything you can yeah a Squirrel Squirrel Squirrel pretty good duck one one one one more minute okay let's do more does it isn't an easy one how about a platypus because we have no idea what applaud sounds like I don't know okay maybe but earnestly XLII music was always the forefront but I didn't have confidence to do it I didn't have the confidence in myself so I just I just wanted to figure out how to be a part of it I started engineer straight out of college I started engineering so like the sound engineering so if you're listening right now what that is you had a computer and and you're basically adjusting the levels of everything to break it down like a five years old so your your engineering music and where do you learn those skills to be a music engineer one of my homies hey daryl showed me how to use the controls twenty four and I start messing around with it and then next thing you know I was engineering engineering recording for the Wow Gospel compilations and stuff dip set itself taught yet your friend just said here here here's the kind of how to do it then you just took an indigenous

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Can a Medicine's Inactive Ingredients Be Harmful?

BrainStuff

03:51 min | 3 years ago

Can a Medicine's Inactive Ingredients Be Harmful?

"Today's episode is brought to you by Oregon. You know, when something goes wrong at home, and you just freak out. I have definitely had my moments, especially when it comes to pests ants in the mirror, Nara, cockroaches, hanging out around your bubble, bath and uninvited rat a your daughter's birthday party. Don't let pets through in the moment. Get an architect out to your house tomorrow Bill. Protect your time and your temper visit organ dot com to say fifty dollars on your first mosquito service with the promo code brain. Organ home is where the bugs aren't. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuff, Lauren Bogle bomb here. People turned to medications to help them feel better. But sometimes the inactive ingredients found in prescriptions can have just the opposite effect while you might assume that only the active ingredients in a prescription are going to have any impact the inactive components, which often make up more than half of every dose can affect. He was well, the inclusion of inactive ingredients is an optional. However, they perform necessary functions they can help extend the life of the drug on the shelf or make drugs. More palatable. Inactive ingredients are also necessary to simply hold the components of tablet together. And they're critical part of many sustained and immediate release capsules the actual act of drug ingredients are usually only a small percentage of the complete drug. Many times potentially problematic. Inactive ingredients are everyday allergens like lactose peanut oil dies, sugars and preservatives, lactose and other types of sugars appear in about half of all medications and can cause gastrointestinal distress and patients other ingredients like gluten in peanut oil are less common, but can cause much more severe reactions. So here's the good news. If you think you have an allergy, and especially a severe allergy to any of these components, you can consultant allergist to obtain a diagnosis, and then work with your doctor or pharmacy to identify what commercial medications contain inactive ingredients that you're sensitive to end. What alternatives are available another option for people with specific requests who want an added layer of security is to turn to a compounding pharmacy to fill their prescriptions before drugs were manufactured in mass one-size-fits-all quantities all medications were compounded. That is on a prescription came in the active ingredient was hand weighed and packaged specifically for the individual patient. So if you want to avoid gluten or dies or peanut oil or all of the above a compounding, pharmacists, put it all together in a way that's in line with your needs. And preferences. Gelatin capsules have become something of a sticking point for people who wish to avoid animal products for personal or religious reasons, this press gelatin is typically derived from mammal products and often from cows, but these days alternatives made from other sources are available capsules made from fish or vegetable products like seaweed, our bodies are not one-size-fits-all and our medication doesn't have to be either. Episode was by Alliott Hoyt and produced by Tyler clang, brain stuff is a production of iheart media's how stuff works more on this and lots of other topics. Visit our home planet has stuff works dot com. For more podcasts from iheartradio. Visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. You have a one in two chance of having prediabetes or diabetes. We can take steps right now to beat the odds. It's baritone day Thurston. And on this episode of spit. I sit down with Tim McGraw Tracey Brown and Julia who to get the scoop on what we can do right now to live healthier lives. The things that you can concrete. We do every day that can help you move forward with your health gates, a ripple effect and the rest of your lives. Spit is an iheartradio podcast with twenty three. And me. Listen to the latest episode in the iheartradio app or wherever you get your favorite shows.

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#VegasStrong: Jason Aldean, Eric Church, and more remember Route 91 Harvest festival victims and survivors 1 year after shooting

WBZ Morning News

00:34 sec | 4 years ago

#VegasStrong: Jason Aldean, Eric Church, and more remember Route 91 Harvest festival victims and survivors 1 year after shooting

"The country music. World was rocked by the shootings last year, Jason aldean who was on stage at the time wrote a tribute to the victims and survivors tweeting thinking about our route ninety one family today. Luke, Bryan, Tim McGraw REBA mcentire on the Zac Brown band did the same as an Eric church who attached to link to a song he wrote about the incident called why not me. Out of all new wisdom. The church was the headliner at the festival just two days before the shooting took

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Tim McGraw says he will cut back on workouts after scary collapse

Colleen and Bradley

02:19 min | 5 years ago

Tim McGraw says he will cut back on workouts after scary collapse

"Mytalk dirt alert handsome bryce because we're doing shrimp and some lobster bradley show radha dirt alerts are you cooking i don't even know what that was what happened ghost okay thanks sanni i heard lobster he was trying to make my entrance is more dramatic they were a little lackluster speaking of drama oh my goodness tim mcgraw you know we talked about this yesterday how he collapsed on stage during a concert and now he's cutting back at the gym after this onstage collapse he blamed lots of flying and dehydration for his recent collapse while onstage and he talked with some of the paparazzi after landing at jfk yesterday and he said he's going to have to cut short some of his workouts and that's that will hopefully help you know tim mcgraw he quit drinking remember this it was like a big deal when he realized that he had never gone on stage without having a drink before and he's talked about how it was really impacting his family his three girls with faith hill and that his drinking was a major problem and so he stopped drinking and i think he's kind of one of those people who like is once he's into something is really into something and that's how the working out has gone swapped out there are lots of people who stopped drinking and then get addicted exercise like a common thing you know for all kinds of things or whatever could be whatever even though it's like that's like a healthy alternative it's healthier until it's unhealthy can be healthy until they're unhealthy well many things stay what is going on with tori spelling and team she's just trying to make money you think this whole thing is all stay after yesterday because i brought did you did you hear about that yeah and i was like horns she trying to get attention for some sort of project it seems like things always happen all at the same time for her here's a really interesting another something at the same time monday she and.

Winner of $560M Powerball jackpot can stay anonymous, judge says

America's Truckin' Network

01:52 min | 5 years ago

Winner of $560M Powerball jackpot can stay anonymous, judge says

"As the investigation continues a babysitter accused of critically injuring a toddler being held on a thirty thousand dollar bond lindsey pardon appeared in butler county courtroom yesterday a three year old little girl was in pardons care late last week when she was injured doctors say the girl had a black guy bruises and swelling on her brain family members say the toddler clinging to life in the icu at cincinnati children's hospital a judge says the winner of a massive powerball jackpot earlier this year the eighth largest lottery prize in us history can remain anonymous ever since that drawing on january ninth we've known who didn't win the nearly five hundred sixty million dollars powerball jackpot including the lottery director in new hampshire where the winning ticket was sold we're walking it's not it's not the end perhaps we never will know a judge ruled the woman who signed the winning ticket later learned she could have shielded her identity by using the name of a trust she was upset to learn that her lawyers said that wasn't printed on the ticket and argued her privacy interests outweigh the public's right to know her name the judge agreed but said her hometown can be released scott goldberg abc news a health scare for a country music superstar over the weekend always stay tim mcgraw collapsed onstage in dublin ireland sunday night reportedly after singing is number one hit humble and kind after dropping to his knees groznyy faith hill told the crowd it was her decision to stop the show saying her husband had been super dehydrated a mcgraw representative says the fifty year old singer will be fine he is set to start a us tour may thirtyfirst in richmond virginia dave schreiber abc news news radio seven hundred wwl w sports.

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"Black Panther" No. 1 at the box office for fourth weekend

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:04 min | 5 years ago

"Black Panther" No. 1 at the box office for fourth weekend

"In downtown seattle it's forty one komo news time eight twenty six said the box office oprah could not beat black panther we heard a cry out in the universe a below expectations opening her wrinkle in time an estimated thirty three point three million bucks meaning it finished second to black panther which notches its fourth straight weekend number one worldwide black panther also top the billion dollar mark the first film to do so since two thousand fifteen star wars the force awakens other new releases the horror films strangers to open in third the hurricane heist in aid and gringo and eleven jason nathanson abc news hollywood country music star tim mcgraw collapsed on stage during a performance last night in dublin ireland rolling stone magazine reports on this and says that his wife singer faith hill is seen on a video on offense instagram page saying he's been super dehydrated i apologise but i made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage mcgraw's representatives issued a statement saying mcgraw was attended to by local medical staff on site and is going to.

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Tim McGraw collapses on stage

The Bobby Bones Show

00:46 sec | 5 years ago

Tim McGraw collapses on stage

"Tim mcgraw is on stage in a singing he's over in europe any falls down to a knee to sing at humbling kind and he goes down in the cars like all the good times really get into the song no for his third mall wheeze the home rule in the vesey tim mcgraw go down to a need or and this song i think maybe he's praying so he goes down they take him off stage faith they'll comes back out try my son consumer any and all those does i made the decision that he did not.

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