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Weekend Reading: Country Star Tim McGraw Trades Whiskey for Weights!

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.

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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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Weekend Reading: Country Star Tim McGraw Trades Whiskey for Weights!


Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of WritingSpark.com, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."


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Sparks, A. (2013). Weekend Reading: Country Star Tim McGraw Trades Whiskey for Weights!. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 7, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2013/02/weekend-reading-country-star-tim-mcgraw-trades-whiskey-for-weights/

 

Last updated: 23 Apr 2013
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