They say the apple doesn’t far fall from the tree, and for country star/actor Tim McGraw, that sure seems to be the case.
After casting he and wife Faith Hill’s 19-year-old daughter, Audrey, in his new “7500 OBO” music video, the hit maker now tells fans how her starring role happened.
In the “7500 OBO” video, which matches the song’s slick beat and heartbreak with a tale of young love, Audrey plays a teenager experiencing her first taste of freedom, and romance. After her (fictional) dad gives her a used truck, she ends up learning how to drive, how to kiss, how to sneak out of the house and how to live through a broken heart, among other lessons. But that last part is harder than it sounds, which gives the bittersweet track its theme.
All throughout, Audrey seems right at home in front of the camera, and in a video posted to social media, her (actual) dad says he couldn’t be prouder.
“Instead of being a story about a guy and his truck, we made it a story about a teenage girl and her truck,” mcGraw explains, giving fans the backstory on the clip. “When the treatment came in, they really wanted my youngest daughter, Audrey, who’s 19, becuase they had seem some photos of Audrey — she does some modeling and stuff. So first of all, I asked the boss — my wife. And then I asked Audrey, after Faith approved.
“So that was one of the coolest things I’ve done, is work with her in the video, and just watch her perform and watch her act,” McGraw went on. “My girls are the light of my life. They are the sweetest things in the world, and I’m just so proud of her.”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have three daughters together — Gracie, Maggie and Audrey — and mom and dad are staying in the acting game, too. Earlier this month, the country star couple announced they would star side-by-side in a new series titled 1883, which is described as a prequel story to the popular Western drama, Yellowstone. McGraw’s “7500 OBO” appears on his Here On Earth album.