Samuel Timothy McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country music singer,
songwriter, record producer, and actor. He has released 16 studio albums (11 for Curb Records,
four for Big Machine Records and one for Arista Nashville. 10 of those albums,
have reached number one on the Top Country Albums charts,
with his 1994 breakthrough album Not a Moment Too Soon being
the top country album of 1994. In total, McGraw's albums have produced 65 singles,
25 of which have reached number one on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts.
Three of these singles – "It's Your Love", "Just to See You Smile,
and Live Like You Were Dying were respectively the top country songs of 1997, 1998,
and 2004 according to Billboard Year-End. He has also won three Grammy Awards,
14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association (CMA) awards,
10 American Music Awards, and three People's Choice Awards.
His Soul2Soul II Tour, which was done in partnership with his wife,
Faith Hill, is one of the highest-grossing tours in country music history,
and one of the top five among all genres of music. He has sold more than
80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
McGraw has ventured into acting, with supporting roles in The Blind Side,
Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, Tomorrowland, Four Christmases
with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, The Shack, and Yellowstone:1883,
and lead roles in Flicka 2006 and Country Strong 2010 He was.
minority owner of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats.
In acknowledgement of his grandfather's Italian heritage, McGraw was,
honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in 2004,
receiving the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Music during the Foundation's 29th Anniversary Gala.