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Tim McGraw is one of country music's favorite cowboy, but the singer is a rockstar at heart.
The 47-year-old crooner admits that he was once pretty heavy into the drinking and partying, but he quit all of that after "realizing you're gonna lose everything you have." And he's not talking about money or his career. McGraw was referencing the four women in his life—his wife Faith Hill and three daughters Gracie, 17, Maggie, 15, and Audrey, 12.
"When your wife tells you it's gone too far, that's a big wake-up call," McGraw says in the new issue of Men's Health. "That, and realizing you're gonna lose everything you have. Not monetarily, not career-wise, but family-wise."
He continued, "It got to the point where my kids were getting older, and it was way past the point that they noticed it. And I noticed that they noticed. That's enough to straighten you out...I drank too much. I partied too much. And did other things too much. Chemically. No needles or that kind of stuff, but..use your imagination."