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Tim McGraw has a lot of connections to the military in his family. As we commemorate Memorial Day (5/29) and remember those we lost, Tim talks about the importance of those who serve our great country.

In an interview a few years back, McGraw told us, “My sister was in the Army in the first Iraq War. She was in Army Intelligence. And my uncle was in Vietnam. My grandfather was in the Navy in World War II. My grandpop was in the Navy during World War II. Faith’s got an uncle who was in the Navy. I’ve got my cousin, Johnny, who is in the Army now.”

He continued, “There are so many people. One of our best friends, Danny Knight – Lieutenant Colonel Special Forces, has been in the middle of some of the worst things that you can think of – is one of our best friends.”

Tim concluded, “It’s just a heart of service, I think. It’s the willingness to go out and do things and sacrifice your life – not only your life but your family, all the things that they have to suffer. You’re willing to go do that so we can all be safe, so we can all live the life that we lead, and that we can do the things that we do and have the freedoms that we have. They’re just special people.”

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McGraw has long been a part of Operation Homefront, whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Their website says their vision is “To be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability, and recurring support programs to military families.”

Through his work, Tim has helped the charity give away more than 100 mortgage-free homes to families in need. In 2015, Mcgraw said of the work, “Launching our Homefront program made last summer so much more special than I could have imagined. I can honestly say that I got as much or more out of the experience than the veterans who received the new homes and assistance.”

McGraw added of the veterans who have moved into the homes in 30 states, “These are people who have given us security for a lot of years, and we’re able to do that back for them in a small way.”

Country Music's Top Five Bromances Over The Years

  • 5 - Darius Rucker and Lady A's Charles Kelley

    Darius makes friends with many people in the entertainment industry. He once told us while we were discussing his friendship with the Duck Dynasty reality show guys that when he likes someone and their work, he reaches out to start a friendship whenever he can. Darius and Charles have been buddies since Rucker started touring with Lady A toward the beginning of his country music career back in 2011 on Lady A’s “Own The Night” tour.

  • 4 - Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett

    These guys have been buddies for a while now and live close to each other in the Nashville area. Once while Thomas was waiting in a grocery store line and realized he didn’t have any money, Dierks happened to be behind him in line and loaned him the cash for his purchase. Rhett also had some fun playing part of Bentley’s parody band Hot Country Knights.

  • 3 - Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

    Kenny and Tim’s friendship goes way back to when the guys first came to Nashville in the early 1990s. The guys have retained their 30-year friendship over the years and even did a duet together called “Like A Rock Star” in 2012.

  • 2 - Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton

    These two superstars recently made another Top 5 list for getting mistaken for each other at times when out in public. Blake and Luke trade fun jabs and even hosted the ACM Awards in 2013. Despite people occasionally saying they don’t like each other, they are good friends.

  • 1 - Kane Brown and Chris Young

    Kane and Chris have been friends since Brown was first signed to Young’s RCA label in 2105. While they supported each other from that fateful day, it wasn’t until Young’s “Famous Friends” duet with Kane in 2021 became such a big hit and award nominee that their friendship became well-known.

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