Tim McGraw Leaves the Thanksgiving Cooking To Faith Hill

Tim McGraw generally considers himself a good cook. In fact, it’s his famous homemade chicken and dumplings recipe that won…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 21, 2021


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Tim McGraw generally considers himself a good cook.

In fact, it’s his famous homemade chicken and dumplings recipe that won his wife, Faith Hill, over in the first place. Additionally, the superstar says he makes a “pretty dang good country fried steak,” but when it comes to Thanksgiving, he leaves the cooking up to Faith.

“For Thanksgiving, I don’t cook,” McGraw explained in an interview with his record label. “Faith does all the cooking for Thanksgiving.”

It’s not that he doesn’t want to help, it’s more about staying out of the way so Faith can do things the way she likes.


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As for their Thanksgiving staples, the couple keeps it pretty traditional for Turkey Day.

“We have to have turkey, we have to have our stuffing and we have to have cornbread and peas, of course,” he said.

Shortly after Turkey Day, McGraw and Hill will make their long-awaited debut as James and Margaret Dutton on the Yellowstone prequel, 1883. 

Premiering on December 19 on Paramount+, the much-anticipated show also stars Sam Elliott, who plays cowboy Shea Brennan. 

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The famous country couple recently opened up about their experience filming the highly-anticipated show in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

During the interview, McGraw recalled the harsh conditions that he encountered while filming.

“It’s super dusty and super hot,” he said. “There’s no way around it. At the same time, it’s like every kid’s fantasy to do something like this, to put your chaps on, your cowboy hat, and your gun holsters every day. Then you get on a horse and try to survive this journey.”

The country hitmaker and “7500 OBO” singer then gushed over seeing his fearless wife in character. 

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw in 1883
Faith Hill, Tim McGraw in 1883

“To see my beautiful wife on horseback, firing guns, and having dirt all over her face, I just sit in awe,” McGraw gushed. “She’s a strong woman, anyway. Taylor said early on to me, ‘Man, you’ll just get on that horse. You’re not scared of anything.’ I said, ‘I’m scared of one thing. She’s right over there.’”

The GRAMMY award-winning pair of superstars and their cast mates filmed the show in what was described as the “middle of nowhere,” which Hill admitted is “why so many actors are drawn to Taylor Sheridan’s writing because he is portraying the story in a way that was lived”

Hill later added that she was ultimately forced to become “quite comfortable” with the rest of the crew on set while filming as they had to adapt to living life in the middle of nowhere.

“You learn how to pick a tree, squat down, and do your business,” she said. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.