February 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm , by Lisa M. Gerry
After talking to the multi-hyphenate Tim McGraw, I started thinking I should probably be doing a bit more with my time. The man is amazing. He is a country music superstar, actor (in an Oscar-nominated movie no less!), devoted husband to the beautiful Faith Hill, father of three girls (ages 12, 11 and 8), cologne creator and author! Seriously, I need to step up my game…I get tired just thinking about what his schedule must be like.
Ever the Southern gentleman, Tim took time out of his (very) busy day to talk about his second children’s book, Love Your Heart—a touching story about a little girl and her father.
What do you get out of writing kids’ books that’s different from writing music?
Well, it’s probably the only thing that I do that my kids really care about or like. They certainly don’t listen to my music. They’ll listen to their mother, but they don’t listen to me. Since I’m not one of the Jonas Brothers or Taylor Swift, it’s not their cup of tea.
What made you decide to write a children’s book?
My writing partner, Tom Douglas, and I wrote a song called, “My Little Girl.” It turned out to be this really big record and everybody loved the story. (Watch the music video after the jump.) So, Tom came up with the idea of turning it into our first book.