Tim McGraw Says His Drinking Days Are Over

Tim McGraw, 45, says his days of boozing are over; in fact, these days, the country superstar much prefers lifting weights to lifting cans of beer.

"I drank a lot, and I needed to stop. I felt quitting was something I needed to do," he told People magazine.

He added that before his concerts, he now enjoys putting in some exercise in order to get pumped for the show:

"Working out is a great way to go out on stage," he said. "When I hit the stage, my adrenaline is going and I'm ready."

Two Lanes to Freedom, McGraw's first set with Big Machine Records, is due on February 5.

Two singles from the set - "Truck Yeah" and "One of Those Nights" - have already been released, tearing up the country charts in the process.

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