Tim McGraw Shows His Mom Some Love with Sweet Birthday Message: ‘She is a Hero’

In celebration of his mother on her birthday, Tim McGraw writes, “She is a hero in our book,” in a…


Madeleine O’Connell

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March 10, 2021

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In celebration of his mother on her birthday, Tim McGraw writes, “She is a hero in our book,” in a sweet social media post. He expressed the love and gratitude that his family has for the woman who raised him and his siblings.

March, also known as Women’s History Month, is a time to appreciate women like McGraw’s mom, Betty Trimble, who continue to be selfless every day for their loved ones. Her sacrifices have obviously not gone unnoticed by McGraw, who was born during his mom’s senior year of high school. It wasn’t always easy for her, being that she was a young, single mom. 

In a conversation with Big Machine Label Group, McGraw stated, “She didn’t get to graduate because I came along.  And then she went through some terrible things early in my life. So, I have a lot of memories of all those things and I know how resilient my mom is and how tough she is and how strong of a woman she is, and how well she raised us under the circumstances – me and my two sisters that all grew up together – how she dealt with all of that thing.”


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The country superstar explained that he saw some his mom go through some very difficult times. Even if she didn’t always show it, she had a lot to worry about, such as playing the bills and making sure her children went to college to receive a good education. When McGraw announced he would be dropping out of college to move to Nashville in pursuit of his dream of becoming an artist, he was afraid of what his mom might say. Being the incredible woman that she is though, she was fully supportive of his decision. 

“She just said, ‘I’m surprised you hadn’t done it already.’  And that was her way of just telling me, go do it. So, you know, she … she’s a big deal to me,” McGraw recalled. 

The complete birthday post states, “She raised 3 kids in tough times (emotionally and physically). She did it with grace, wisdom and most of all fierce protection of her babies. She is a hero in our book. We love you mama.”

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.