TIM MCGRAW is such a huge star now that it’s hard to imagine someone thinking he’s not right for the job. Well, someone did. It was when Tim was first starting out, and he was having an off night in the studio.
He says, quote, “[I was] singing over and over and over again, and not really thinking I got it right.” After the session he and the producer went to dinner, and the guy absolutely dropped a bomb on him. Quote, “He goes, ‘You know, you’re a nice guy.
“But I don’t think this is for you. Unless you want to find another part of this business you want to work in, you [maybe] should not be involved in being a singer.'”
Tim actually considered abandoning the dream. Quote, “At first, I believed him. I was questioning myself and questioning whether I should do this anymore. But I didn’t want to do anything else. I couldn’t imagine what else I would do.”
He stopped working with that guy, but didn’t stop grinding it out . . . and eventually hooked up with a producer who believed in him. Quote, “That’s how I really started getting my confidence back. You have to make yourself push through.
“There’s always that doubt that drives you forward. I wasn’t going to let the doubt overcome the belief that I had, and what I could do.”