Five years ago, country star Tim McGraw decided to change his life by getting sober. McGraw opened up to People Magazine recently, explaining that his family provided the inspiration for changing his ways.
"It was to the point where I felt it was negatively affecting my relationships and getting in the way of what I wanted to accomplish in life," the country superstar told People. "I wouldn't just have a drink. If I was going to drink, I'd have some drinks. People were worried about me."
Chief among those worrying were likely McGraw's country singer wife Faith Hill, and the couple's three daughters, now aged 11 to 15. "I drank a lot from my point of view, and I needed to stop," McGraw admitted. "I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn't have any moral high ground with my kids in the long run."
Not only did McGraw stop drinking altogether, he replaced his bad habit with a good one: exercise. He reportedly works out at the gym for up to two hours each day, telling People Magazine, "Working out is a great way to go out on stage...my adrenaline is going and I'm ready."
McGraw's fans can look forward to a new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, early next week.