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Tim McGraw Once Recalled Growing up with His Mother Amid a Tough Childhood

Lois Oladejo
May 26, 2020
11:00 A.M.
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Tim McGraw let it all out in a recent Zoom chat where he detailed his childhood experiences and his mom's encounter with physical abuse.


Country star Tim McGraw joined Blair Garner for a Zoom chat where they talked about family life and his latest single "I Called Mama."

As regards the title of the hit single, Garner wanted to know about Tim's mom and how much of a strong woman she was.

Tim McGraw at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017 | Photo : Getty Images.

Tim McGraw at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017 | Photo : Getty Images.



"The Blair Garner Show" host started by referring to moms as "the anchor that we reach out to find our footing…" He went on to give an overview of McGraw's song, saying that the singer's relationship with his mother was pretty much the subject of the track. He asked Tim:

"Was there ever a moment where you were like… 'mom, I didn't know how strong you were...until now'"

Referring to his mom as a strong woman, the Grammy winner shared a lot of moments, while adding that his mother raised three children amid "a lot of abuse in her marriages." Tim said that he and his siblings saw a lot of that.



"I Called Mama" is McGraw's tribute to his mother for seeing him through even when she was going through personal struggles and trying to make ends meet. The "Flicka" actor recalled some memories which he said were etched in his mind as he grew older.

His mom celebrated her 72nd birthday in March.

McGraw shared that his mom longed for him to go to college as her education was cut short after she got pregnant with her first child. After he informed the matriarch that he wanted to pursue music, she had been in full support, despite her initial desire for college.



Tom made it known to Blair Garner that as a child, he interfered a few times when his mom was getting abused physically, and that earned him some beatings as well.

Now that he is a family man, Tim affirmed that his turbulent childhood gears him to become a good father and husband. He said: "It was certainly not the way that I wanted to raise my family…"



As the country vocalist keeps working on his upcoming album, "Here On Earth," quarantining with his family has been lovely.

He shared that he and his loved ones were getting along fine and relishing family moments and having fun cooking together.

The McGraw family has had some celebrations in the lockdown as Tim became a year older earlier in the month.

His mom celebrated her 72nd birthday in March while the "It's Your Love" crooner's oldest daughter became 23, this month.

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