Tim McGraw's New Job: Football Team Owner

Tim McGraw's New Job: Football Team Owner
Tim McGraw
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updated 11/02/2004 at 04:00 PM EST

originally published 11/02/2004 04:00PM

Country star Tim McGraw seems to be taking his recent role in the football flick Friday Night Lights to heart: He has become a part owner of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats, the Associated Press reports.

Bud Adams, owner of the NFL's Tennessee Titans, announced this week that McGraw had joined him and Mark Bloom as co-owners of the sports franchise that Adams revived after the team moved to Atlanta.

"I'm part of the community here – loving football, being part of the community and wanting to support anything that helps this community out," said the singer, who played a former high-school football player on the big screen.

McGraw will try to help boost attendance by performing for Kats' season ticket holders and sponsors next year. The husband of Faith Hill also joked that he'd do anything to help promote his new team – even taking on singer Jon Bon Jovi, who's part owner of the Philadelphia Soul AFL team.

"If he gets out there, I'll get out there because I know I can cream him," McGraw said.

As for future acting roles, McGraw recently told PEOPLE that fans shouldn't hold their breath.

"I'm not going to give up my day job," he said.
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