This week’s co-host is Tim McGraw, who tells Lon what he’s been doing this past year: “I’ve played guitar more than usual. Probably writing more than usual because I have time. I sort of stick with things I do well, so I’m a big movie fan and a big book fan. I like watching old movies, and I read John Meacham’s book about John Lewis.”
Tim was very excited about his new song with Tyler Hubbard called Undivided: “Songs move me, and when Tyler sent this song to me it really hit me, it hit me right in the heart. It made me take stock in what I was thinking. This song and recording this song put some batteries in me and lit the light in me again. It’s rare that you find a song that has a good message and makes you feel good.”
Tim & Tyler worked together 5 years ago on FGL’s #1 hit “May We All,” and Tim said that experience was a great introduction to what Tyler & BK do: “I couldn’t believe how good it was. I didn’t know they were going to release it as a single, but I was happy when they did. They have a great ear for really good songs that work on the radio and have something to say.”
Tim hasn’t been touring lately, so what’s he been doing? “I’ve got a couple projects that I’m doing that I can’t talk about yet. Now that I’m not touring, I have a little extra time to do some of the other things I do on the side. I’m as bad as anyone else about wanting to stay on the couch and watch TV. But usually after a day of that, I’m ready to go to work.”
Tim & Faith’s youngest daughter Audrey graduated from high school last year, so Lon asked Tim how he feels about being an empty nester: “It’s a double edged sword, you’re afraid of it because your life is changing. We’ve had kids the whole time we’ve been married. But on the other hand, we feel we’ve raised really strong independent young women. We feel like they’re solid girls who make good decisions. So we’re excited to have them get out there and start pushing buttons and live their lives.”
Tim also has great stories this week about Eric Church, Chris Janson Scotty McCreery, Thomas Rhett, Garth Brooks, and Florida Georgia Line.
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