Tim McGraw’s Celebrity Friends Show Support at Premiere of The Blind Side

Martina McBride, Julianne Hough, Lady Antebellum Among Those on the Red Carpet

As might be expected, Faith Hill gives high marks to husband Tim McGraw and the others involved in the new feature film, The Blind Side, which arrives in theaters on Nov. 20.

The couple’s friends turned out in droves Thursday (Nov. 12) for the film’s premiere at the Regal Green Hills 16 cinema in Nashville.

“It’s glowing,” Hill told CMT Radio while walking the red carpet. “A-plus. It’s a great film. It really is, and he does a great job.”

McGraw and Sandra Bullock portray Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film inspired by the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teenager who is befriended by a wealthy family. Oher, an offensive tackle for the University of Mississippi’s football team, is considered a top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. The script is based on Michael Lewis’ best-selling book, The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game.

Among those attending the Nashville premiere were Martina McBride, Julianne Hough, Barbara Mandrell, Kix Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Rodney Atkins, Randy Travis, Wynonna, Heidi Newfield and Tennessee Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch. Also in attendance were Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy and their daughter.

McGraw was grateful for the turnout at the premiere.

“We’ve always known Nashville was a great town,” he told CMT Radio. “We love this town, we love the community and we love the people here. For this many friends — friends from our kids’ school, friends from our neighborhood, everyday friends of ours and all the industry people who are our friends — to show up to support this is a pretty cool thing.”

McGraw said there was an excellent chemistry among the cast while filming The Blind Side.

“The great thing about this movie — and I think it translates onto the screen — is we all felt comfortable with each other from the beginning. … It all felt right, and everybody was very comfortable, so I don’t think anybody really — about each other — was nervous at all.”

While he enjoys acting, he says it doesn’t compare to performing concerts.

“I love being onstage,” he said. “I think every kid grows up wanting to be onstage, slinging your hair around and sweating and playing music. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

View photos from the movie premiere.