Proving that musical talent runs in the family, Tim McGraw's nephew Timothy Wayne has signed his first record deal with UMG Nashville. It's a major career move for the Louisiana State sophomore, who is already working on his first album.

“I’m so excited to have this opportunity to make and record music with UMG Nashville,” Wayne shares. “This has been a dream of mine, and I am working hard on music that I can’t wait to share with everyone.”

Wayne documented his signing on social media, teasing new music would be coming soon.

“Timothy Wayne has been honing his craft, his songs and his sound around the students and college scene of LSU,” says Cindy Mabe, Chair & CEO, UMG Nashville. “He’s bringing a new generation of core country music fans to his experiences of growing up around Nashville and country music as well as the country boy lifestyle he is living."

"He’s such a charismatic, outgoing, genuine artist, and it’s exciting to watch Timothy build his era of country music and bring in a rabid fan base of youth culture into country music,” she adds.

Has Tim McGraw Worked With His Nephew Timothy Wayne?

McGraw recently shared a photo of Wayne in studio with him. In the snap, the young singer is in the recording booth with a big smile on his face as he leans into the microphone.  Although he didn't offer up too many details about what they were working on, he did tag Wayne in the caption.

"Working in the studio with my nephew @timothywaynemusic," he writes.

Tim McGraw Is Bringing His Nephew Timothy Wayne on Tour

When McGraw first announced his 2024 Standing Room Only Tour, he only listed Carly Pearce as his direct support for the trek.

Shortly after, the "One Bad Habit" singer invited several younger artists to join him for select shows. One of those up-and-coming artists is Wayne — alongside others including Abby Anderson, Randall King, Restless Road and more.

It appears Wayne will be joining his uncle for the last several shows on the tour, scheduled for June 20-29. This gives him plenty of time to hone his skills further and craft the perfect songs to debut in front of a large audience.

"Looking forward to seeing this kick off!" Wayne writes on social media.

Timothy Wayne Has Sung for Randy Travis

It may not have been in an official show capacity, but Wayne had the opportunity to show off his vocal chops in front of the legendary Randy Travis. The moment came backstage at CMA Fest 2023, and it was caught on video. Travis shared the clip on TikTok.

"I can’t tell you how much it meant to see Tim McGraw and Faith last night at Country Music Association Fest," the country veteran writes. "We don’t get to see each other often enough — they are lights! And we loved meeting their nephew Timothy!"

Timothy Wayne Will Play CMA Fest 2024

They say, "When it rains, it pours" and the career opportunities are certainly showering on Wayne. In addition to his new record deal and opening on his uncle's massive tour, the country newcomer will take the stage at CMA Fest this year.

According to the festival website, Wayne will play the Good Molecules Reverb Stage at 10:15AM CT on Thursday, June 6.

To learn more about Timothy Wayne, fans can check out his website at

It's Their Love! See the Cutest Photos of Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have one of the longest running relationships in Nashville. After tying the knot in 1996, the couple are fast-approaching their 30th wedding anniversary and, if these photos are any indication, their love has only grown over the years.

The country superstars have been constant supporters of each other's music careers. McGraw and Hill also linked up for a duets album, The Rest of Our Life, and toured together on several versions of the Soul2Soul Tour.

The love shared between these two has spilled over into their daughters' lives. The family of five appear to be very close and regularly gather for meals and family get-togethers. After raising their three daughters, McGraw and Hill are now enjoying life as empty-nesters.

Here are the cutest photos of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

See Inside Tim McGraw + Faith Hill's Historic Southern Manor Home

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sold their historic Southern manor home outside of Nashville for $15 million.

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PICTURES: See Inside Tim McGraw + Faith Hill's Spectacular Beverly Hills Mansion

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sure know how to live the good life. In addition to their multiple lavish residences in the Nashville area, the superstar couple owned a spectacular mansion in a posh area of California that's like something out of a movie. Their 11,000-square-foot, 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom residence in the high-dollar area of Beverly Park South in Beverly Hills sold for $9.5 million in 2009.

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See Inside Tim McGraw + Faith Hill's Stunning Nashville Estate

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw purchased a home in the historic upper-crust Belle Meade area of Nashville in 2004 that dated back to 1934. A listing described the 5-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 9,900-square-foot mansion as a "beautiful and private estate," boasting amenities including a modern gourmet kitchen that opens onto the family room, as well as separate nanny and guest quarters. There's also a home theater and a 4-car garage, and the pool house includes a full loft with an extra bedroom. They listed the house for sale in 2009, and It sold most recently in 2013 for $2,800,000.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

See Inside Tim McGraw + Faith Hill's Private Island Estate:

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's private island estate in the Bahamas has gone on the market, and it could be yours — that is, if you've got $35 million to spend. The couple bought an island in the Bahamas called L’île d’Anges in 2003, according to Architectural Digest, but they did not move into their home there until 2012.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

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