Fans have found long ago that Tim McGraw is a very talented man with a wide range of interests.
Now, after a growing number of memorable roles in movies such as Friday Night Lights, Flicka, The Kingdom and Four Christmases, the acclaimed country star releases another movie project, this time partnering Sandra Bullock.
The up-coming title, expected to be a major hit, is “The Blind Side.” The film is an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book and tells the true story of Michael Oher. Oher is abandoned by his birth parents and grows up in foster care. Today he is a football star playing for the Baltimore Ravens. McGraw partners Bullock as portraying the wealthy couple who reach a hand to Oher in his teens.
The country hit-maker wasn’t keen on the idea of playing a dad in another football movie after his role of a troubled father in Friday Night Lights. But after reading the script, he realised that a very different role is offered to him. McGraw also says the movie is not about football, but “about life and circumstances and heart.” He also finds portraying Sean Tuohy a difficult task although the many things they have in common. Both of them are from Louisiana and they have both practised sports growing up. McGraw also adds: “We both are married to women who run the show at home.”
Despite his great success in the field of movie-making, the acclaimed country singer says he is not giving his music up. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies. His touring is also as successful - the Soul2Soul II tour he and his wife, singer Faith Hill, headlined in 2006 remains one of the most successful in music history. And his latest album, Southern Voices, reached No. 1 immediately. Southern Voices was a long-expected release. The album consists of 12 tracks many of which deal with serious issues.
Fans had the opportunity to hear Tim McGraw concert live after a long period of time at the 43rd Country Music Association Awards. The show was held in Nashville on November 11.
We could only wait and see what Tim McGraw will do next and try not to be surprised!
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