The First Time We Met Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw didn’t exactly start out as a superstar. His self-titled debut album, released in 1993, didn’t chart, nor did any of its singles. To this day, it is his only studio album to not achieve…well, anything.

With the release of his second album, Not A Moment Too Soon, in 1994, he broke through with the single, “Indian Outlaw,” which reached the Top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart and the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. From then on, Tim has consistently been at the top of country music.

Every single Tim has released (since his first three) have charted, with 27 reaching the coveted No. 1 spot. He has sold over 40 million albums and has won three GRAMMY awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music awards, three People’s Choice awards and numerous other awards. He is a living legend and we haven’t even covered his acting skills.

In 1994 he was nominated for the CMA Horizon Award (Best New Artist) and lost out to John Michael Montgomery. Somehow, it all worked out.