"When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Tim McGraw on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Tim McGraw on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Tim McGraw on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Tim McGraw on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Tim McGraw on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I think you have to be a little bit strict. You can't be friend and their parent in a lot of situations, especially in this day and age where it's so dangerous for kids. So there's a bit of sternness, I guess, in the way I raise my kids."
"I'm actually not an exhibitionist at all. When you get onstage and you get under the lights playing music, I feel more hidden and more alone than anywhere else. You hide behind your music and let your emotions come out through the music."
"You know not having my real dad around and having a step dad made me want to be a great dad. So now I have been one for 9 years. And now 3 daughters. So, that is what I am - a dad, first and foremost, before anything else. It's just something that comes natural now."
"I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience."
"The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country."