Tim McGraw’s career began the day Keith Whitley died in 1989. It was then that McGraw quit college and moved to Nashville, quickly finding success singing in bars and clubs. He wouldn’t become famous for five more years, however, when ‘Indian Outlaw’ became a hit. Louisiana-born McGraw grew up believing his stepfather, Horace Smith, was his father, but at age 11 he found his birth certificate and discovered baseball’s Tug McGraw was actually his dad. The two wouldn’t grow close until years later, but the elder McGraw inspired perhaps his son’s most successful song, ‘Live Like You Were Dying.’ McGraw’s star grew even brighter when he married Faith Hill in 1996. Now, he’s among the most successful and best-selling country artists ever.