|TIM MCGRAW - BIOGRAPHY||
Tim McGraw was best-known for his hit single, "Indian Outlaw," a controversial single that made him a star in the mid-'90s.
The son of the baseball player Tug McGraw, Tim was raised in Start, Louisiana, where he listened to country, Motown, rock & roll and R&B. Like his father, he was a natural athlete and attended college on sports scholarships. McGraw didn't become interested in performing music until he bought a pawn shop guitar while attending school. He moved to Nashville in 1989 and later played gigs in the deep south. In 1992 he released his first single, "Welcome to the Club," which reached the country Top 50. In 1993, he released his eponymous debut, which produced two more minor hits. In 1994, McGraw released his second album, Not A Moment Too Soon, which contained "Indian Outlaw." The song reached number eight on the country charts and number 15 on the pop charts admist controversy over the Native American stereotypes presented in the lyrics. Nevertheless, Not A Moment Too Soon became a crossover hit -- the album hit number two on the pop charts and went triple-platinum within months of its release. "Don't Take the Girl," the follow-up single, was another crossover success, reaching number 17 on the pop charts and number one on the country charts. In 1995, McGraw released his third album, All I Want, which became another multi-platinum hit. Place in the Sun was released in 1999.