Tim McGraw: “My dog sings better than I do.”

Tim McGraw (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Tim McGraw (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Tim McGraw says that his dog sings better than he does.

Tim McGraw claims that his dog sings better than he does.

In an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday, August 31, the country music legend made the joking comment while talking with Kelly Clarkson, who was the original winner of American Idol.

He was promoting his latest album, Here on Earth, which dropped on August 21 from Big Machine Records.

As part of the interview, they featured a video clip of McGraw’s hound-looking dog Stromboli singing with his middle daughter Maggie.

“He’s a glorified bird dog is what he is,” McGraw said after Clarkson asked about his breed. (Stromboli is actually a Bracco Italiano, which is a kind of Italian pointer that hasn’t been recognized by the AKC yet.)

“He sings a lot better than me. I’m probably the worst singer in the house.”

Since McGraw is married to Faith Hill, and so it’s no surprise that their daughters would have inherited some of that musical talent as well.

McGraw burst into the country music scene in 1993 with his self-titled debut album, which was followed by Not a Moment Too Soon (1994), All I Want (1995), Everywhere (1997), A Place in the Sun (1999), Set This Circus Down (2001), Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (2002), Live Like You Were Dying (2004), Let It Go (2007), Southern Voice (2009), Emotional Traffic (2012), Two Lanes of Freedom (2013), Sunddown Heaven Town (2014), D*** Country Music (2015) and The Rest of Our Life (2017).

A very small listing of his popular tunes over the years includes “Don’t Take the Girl,” “Humble and Kind,” “I Like It, I Love It,” “Just to See You Smile,” “Live Like You Were Dying”, “Something Like That” and “Where the Green Grass Grows,” while he’s done notable background work on Jo Dee Messina’s “Bring On the Rain” and Kenny Chesney’s “I Can’t Go There.”

As his career has spanned four decades, he has released three greatest hits collections to date: Greatest Hits (2000), Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2006) and Greatest Hits 3 (2008), and he’s even made it as a character in a hit single in Taylor Swift’s 2006 namesake song.

Taylor and Tim McGraw later teamed up for the duet “Highway Don’t Care,”  which featured Keith Urban on guitar.

He’s even done a bit of acting, appearing in the 2004 movie version of Friday Night Lights, Country Strong, The Blind Side and Tomorrowland, in addition to guest spots on everything from Saturday Night Live to Sesame Street.

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What do you think? Is Tim McGraw’s dog really a better singer than he is?