People‘s cover story this week is Tim McGraw‘s transformation.
He has a new album, a new tour and a buff body.
“I drank a lot from my point of view and I needed to stop,” Tim, whose been married to Faith Hill for 16 years, tells People. “I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn’t feel I had any moral high ground with my kids in the long run.”
Tim says he ditched booze 5 years ago for exercise. “Working out is a great way to go out on stage,” Tim, whose new album Two Lanes of Freedom is out on Feb. 5, followed by a 30-city tour in the spring, says. “When I hit the stage, my adrenaline is going and I’m ready.”