With a career as expansive and successful as Tim McGraw‘s, one may not question what made the Louisiana native get into music. But McGraw remembers the one song that changed his life.
“I lived right on the bayou in north Louisiana and I remember layin’ in the back yard and ‘Miami My Amy’ came on, it made my jaw drop. It just made me realize that that’s the way it’s supposed to be done.”
The Keith Whitley hit made McGraw realize that he wanted to make music a career all his own. “When you’re 18 years old and you hear a song like that and you think you wanna be a singer, and you love all these singers and they’re great singers and there’s sort of this modern country that was startin’ to happen at that time and you hear a guy who comes along that reaches back and grabs what was so beautiful and so great about country music from the 60’s and 70’s and takes it into a place that you see where it’s goin’, in the 80’s and 90’s and where it’s come to now, and you hear that one singular voice that makes it all tie together. It was an inspiring moment for me and he still is one of my favorite people to ever sit down and listen to.”
Take a listen to “Miami My Amy” below…
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