Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham calls him “a renaissance man in a cowboy hat.”

And we couldn’t agree more.

Named as one of the “100 Most Influential People of 2015” by TIME Magazine, country superstar Tim McGraw is heralded in the magazine as someone who “moves between genres with the same down-to-earth grace that’s always on display at the Nashville high school football games he never misses.”

McGraw was just one of a varied list of celebrities, entertainers and public figures that were recognized in the prestigious magazine’s list, which also included Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper and Jeb Bush.

Besides the May release of his movie “Tomorrowland” with George Clooney and his upcoming tour, kicking off in June, McGraw has also been a topic of discussion due to his decision to play a concert in Connecticut to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook disaster. “Let me be clear regarding the concert for Sandy Hook given much of the erroneous reporting thus far,” McGraw said in a recent statement. “As a gun owner, I support gun ownership. I also believe that with gun ownership comes the responsibility of education and safety – most certainly when it relates to what we value most, our children. I can’t imagine anyone who disagrees with that.”

Move over Kanye West — find out the latest honor bestowed on Tim McGraw
Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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