Being born May 4, 1967, just 3 days after Tim McGraw, I guess you could say was the first step for me to becoming a Tim McGraw Tribute Artist. It wasn’t until over 35 years later that I learned of many other similarities that paralleled throughout our lives. It was in 2004 when I began entering singing competitions that people started telling me that I look just like Tim McGraw. Soon after I did some research and found many interesting similarities between us including looks, age, music preference, and our love for performing live on stage.
In 2007 at a Detroit Tigers minor league baseball game I was asked by the event staff if they could put me on the big screen because I look so much like Tim McGraw. The crowd was curious if Tim McGraw was actually at the game. After the game I was escorted onto the field to sing along with the mascots. The whole stadium and local media thought I was actually Tim McGraw and nearly mobbed the field trying to get to me (see local country radio station blog below). Obviously they were told I wasn’t the country superstar, but it was in that moment that I realized I might have what it takes to perform as a successful Tim McGraw Tribute Artist. It was in that moment that MyMcGrawShow was born.
Since then I have performed MyMcGrawShow at many private and public functions including concerts, charity events, and festivals all over the US.
- Jo Dee Messina • Jimmy Wayne • Keith Anderson
- NFL Full Contact • Master P’s Family Empire
- St. Louis’ Fox2 Morning Show with Tim Ezell • CBS News Sunday Morning
In 2010 after becoming friends with Tim’s former keyboardist Jeff McMahon from the Dancehall Doctors, I became a member of Team McGraw and picked up the nickname “the Timposter.” In 2011 I ran the New York City Marathon as a member of Team McGraw and – more importantly – helped raise money for the Tug McGraw Foundation to support brain cancer research and development.
I am very blessed, honored, and thankful for the many opportunities, past and present, to perform a tribute to such a great entertainer and individual as Tim McGraw and to help support the efforts of the Tug McGraw Foundation and other charitable organizations!