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Tim McGraw is happy to be part of Tuesday's (June 5) Tug McGraw Celebrity Sporting Clay Shoot in Nashville, but he's quick to point out who the real credit for the event should go to. "My brother is putting that together, he just asked me to be a part of it," Tim tells CountryWeekly.com. "I just told him, 'Sure, I’ll show up.'
"My brother Mark wanted to do something for the Tug McGraw Foundation," Tim continues, "and he was trying to find a good spot to do it in and during the CMA Fest is the perfect time to do it, so he decided to put it together and I’m there to help him, support him and all my friends are showing up to support him, too, so that’s pretty cool."
While Tim shoots clay on his family farm, he he admits competition shooting isn't in his repetoire. "I shoot all the time," he says. "I don’t shoot for competitions, but out at the farm we bird hunt all the time. One of my favorite past times is quail and pheasant hunting."
Tim is shooting with Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher, Montgomery Gentry, Brantley Gilbert and others at the Nashville Gun Club. The event is sold out.
Among other beneficiaries, the Tug McGraw Foundation targets soldiers in need, which makes perfect sense, Tim says. "He was in the Marine Reserves when he was playing ball, so he was always very proud of being a Marine," Tim says. "In fact, I think that was one of the most things he was proud of. He’s always had a soft spot for the military."