Tim McGraw isn’t looking for trouble at his concerts, but there are certain things he just won’t ignore.
“It’s all about enjoying yourself and not messing with other people’s fun,” the country singer said in a recent interview. “And certainly I don’t think you should be abusive to women. I think that’s No. 1 right there.”
McGraw, 42, has thrown out disruptive fans from at least two of his concerts in the past year and a half, and videophone clips of the incidents went viral on the Internet, the most recent happening in July.
In an earlier incident, McGraw stops in the middle of singing “Indian Outlaw,” calls for security and pulls a guy on stage by his shirt so that guards can haul him away.
“Look, I’m the one with the microphone, so if there’s something that needs to be done, and I’m the one who can see it because of where I’m at, then I’m probably the only person who can ask somebody to do something about it, because other people may not be able to see it, security especially,” said McGraw.
His protectiveness may come from being a father of three girls, or maybe just from the way he was raised. McGraw’s new cologne, “Southern Blend,” is marketed to “the true Southern gentleman.” He says that means the scent is “respectful.”
“I mean it’s not offensive. It’s not in your face. It’s not super strong,” McGraw said. “It has just the right weight to it. And I think that’s what a Southern gentleman has. He just does the right thing.”
McGraw made sure his wife, Faith Hill, and three daughters liked the cologne: “It’s gotta be approved by the women in my life before anything can work out for me. So they definitely have the final word.”
In addition to the cologne, McGraw is costarring with Sandra Bullock in the upcoming film, “The Blind Side,” this fall, and he is coming out with a new album, “Southern Voice,” out in October.
He credits his wife for helping him balance all his projects: “She kept me on task.”