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Tim McGraw Opening Up About His New, Healthier Lifestyle

1/31/2013

Tim McGraw appears to be taking his 2000 hit "My Next Thirty Years" to heart. The country star is opening up to "People" about how he quit drinking and started taking better care of himself. McGraw says he felt he "drank a lot," and "needed to stop" because he didn't think he "had any moral high ground" with his kids. He adds that his family served as his motivation to lead a healthier lifestyle, which included adopting an intense weight training and workout routine. But Tim also admits his career is benefiting from the changes as well. He says exercise is "a great way to go out on stage," explaining that it gets his adrenaline going so he's ready to really put on a show.
Last year McGraw signed a new label deal, ending a 20-year relationship with the company that launched his career, and next week his first album with his new label will be in stores. Tim says he's "in a good place right now," and feels "Two Lanes Of Freedom" is marking "a new beginning" for him. He describes his life as "busy" but "fulfilling, and adds that his goals are to simply enjoy his family and career. McGraw is featured on the cover of the new issue of "People," which will hit newsstands Friday.

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