Guess who has two thumbs, a new album coming out, and has been sober for about five years now?

That’s right, “Live Like You Were Dying” crooner Tim McGraw!

According to a recent interview with People magazine, McGraw credits his family – especially his three daughters – for his decision to give up the booze in favor of a healthier lifestyle:

I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn’t feel I had any moral high ground with my kids in the long run. I’m in a good place right now.

Discouraging your children from a life of alcohol and (though not mentioned here but definitely applicable in general) drugs probably is a tougher battle when you’re doing the very thing you don’t want them to do.

Jane Lynch, Eminem, Tim McGraw and Others Talk Sobriety

Kudos to Tim!

You can get Tim McGraw’s new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, this Tuesday (February 5, 2013), and be sure to check dates for his 30-city tour starting this spring!

In the meantime, what behavior or lifestyle changes have YOU made to better influence your children or other young people in your life? Let us know in the comments below!

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APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2013). Weekend Reading: Country Star Tim McGraw Trades Whiskey for Weights!. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 1, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2013/02/weekend-reading-country-star-tim-mcgraw-trades-whiskey-for-weights/

 

 

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