Tonight Show: Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw has racked up three Grammys and 32 #1 hits over his decades in the country music game. Before performing some of his hits for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, he took a seat on the couch to talk about the Super Bowl.
Jay Leno: Tim McGraw Blind Side
Tim said that he has a history with the Baltimore Ravens because of his acting role in The Blind Side, which had a connection to the team. But his father’s family is from San Francisco, so he was torn.
Mardi Gras is coming up soon in New Orleans, and Tim McGraw said that the sights and people are overwhelming at times. Jay Leno flashed Tim’s People magazine cover, and he congratulated McGraw on his five years of sobriety.
The Tonight Show: Tim McGraw Sobriety
Tim said that the right amount of drinking varies by the individual, but he did not want it to be a disruption in his life. He said that he decided to stop drinking and focus more on his family life.
Jay Leno said that comedians are superstitious and have been known to rely on alcohol or drugs, and some worry that they will compromise their talents if they give up substances. Tim McGraw said that factored into his thinking as well.
“It’s a crutch that you use,” Tim said. He was reluctant to share warning signs or make himself an example. “Ultimately, you have to make the decision that you want to get more out of life,” he finally said.
Tonight Show: Tim McGraw Drunk Dialing
Jay said he read that Tim used to drunk dial his wife. He said that he had to learn how to text, because his wife could always tell on the phone that he had been drinking. “I started slurring my texts,” he joked.
Is it different for him to now be singing sober? Tim McGraw said that he started his sobriety on the first day of a tour. He sometimes misses some aspects of his former performances, and his shyness and self-awareness also factor in for him in years past.
Jay Leno: Tim McGraw Weight Loss
Tim McGraw lost 40 pounds, which he attributes in part to his sobriety. He admitted it was hard to hit the gym when he was hung over, but a new photo in People shows off his new ripped physique.
Tonight Show: Tim McGraw Workout
Tim said that workouts are very important for him in daily life. He said that once the kids go to school, he heads to the gym. He spends a couple hours at the gym most days, unless he is preparing for a tour, in which case he ramps up to three 90-minute workouts every day.
He also does some Crossfit training with bandmates to mix it up now and then. He and his friends like to pull pranks on the road and keep one another entertained.
The Tonight Show: Tim McGraw Pranks
Tim recalled touring in Canada years ago. On the last night, he pranked the lead singer of The Mavericks by stealing his megaphone and defiling it with a band member’s bare bottom.
Jay Leno: Tim McGraw Faith Hill Las Vegas Venetian Show
Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill are performing together at the Venetian in Las Vegas. He said that it has been hard for the whole family to go on tour together in the past, and they do not have many opportunities to sing together.
“If we get in a fight before the show, she wins,” Tim said, which is very diplomatic.
Tonight Show: Tim McGraw Two Lanes Of Freedom Review
Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are featured on Tim McGraw’s latest album, Two Lanes Of Freedom. Tim said that he is a huge fan of both of these collaborators, and they put everything together despite not being in the same place at the same time.