Samuel Timothy Mc Graw was born in Delhi, Louisiana, the only child of Elizabeth "Betty" Ann D'Agostino, a waitress from Jacksonville, Florida, and Frank Edwin "Tug" Mc Graw Jr., a pitcher for the minor league Jacksonville Suns and future star pitcher for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mc Graw is of Italian and Irish descent on his mother's side, and of Scots-Irish, English, Scottish, Swiss, Dutch, Czech, and German descent on his father's side.
Following the discovery, Mc Graw learned from his mother who his biological father was and took him to meet the elder Mc Graw for the first time.
Mc Graw has released fourteen studio albums (eleven for Curb Records and three for Big Machine Records).
Gracie appears on "Here Tonight", the first track on Mc Graw's 2015 album Damn Country Music.
Mc Graw's next album, 1997's Everywhere, again topped the country charts and reached No. Four singles—"It's Your Love", "Everywhere", "Where the Green Grass Grows", and "Just to See You Smile"—reached the top of the country charts from the album.
Several weeks later, he was able to play his tape for Curb executives, after which they signed him to a recording contract.
In a 2001 retrospective on Mc Graw's career in Billboard, a former program director for Nashville station WSM-FM said that he added the song to the station's playlist because it showed "undeniable promise", while another former program director at WXTU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recalled that Mc Graw's debut single was "terrible" but that he booked the singer to make an appearance at the station due to his father's fame.