Tim McGraw recently appeared on NBC's Who Do You Think You Are, a show that helped him trace his familial roots. “It just gives you a very profound look at where you came from in your heritage,” He reflected about the episode. “I didn’t know much about the McGraw side of the family because of they way I grew up, and I had no idea that we were a true American family that was here before the American Revolution, that I had relatives that were instrumental in settling this country and building it up."
Tim's estrangement from his late father, baseball player Tug McGraw, is a well-documented one, though the father and son had a close relationship in Tug's later years.
“I think as a kid who grew up without a father—or in my case with several fathers, some of whom were pretty abusive—I think that’s something I’ll always be searching for, like I missed something," he continues. "But there’s no anger involved. Look, had anything been any different I wouldn’t be here. And it’s fuel for my artistic drive, in a lot of ways."