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Need To Get In The V-Day Mood? Tim McGraw Offers Up Musical Selection

February 15, 2013 11:50 AM ET
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Tim McGraw is no doubt enjoying Valentine's Day this year for the obvious reasons--16 years of marriage to his sweetie, Faith Hill--but also his No. 1 debut on the country albums chart this week for new set Two Lanes Of Freedom. Still, even with all of this exciting stuff to consider, McGraw insists that he prefers a low-key family-oriented approach to the holiday.

"For us, having an evening at home with the kids, a quiet evening is probably the best Valentine’s we can have," he told 99.5 WYCD.

McGraw added that he very rarely goes over the top with Valentine's Day gifts or gestures. "I get lucky every now and then and do something right," he told the radio station.

Still, don't write McGraw off as a total non-romantic. The superstar singer does enjoy getting in the mood with the right music on this most cuddly of days. Surprisingly, his favorite tune for the holiday is not country at all: "There’s this one song that always works, and that's 'Samba Pa Ti,' off [Santana's] Abraxas album."

That happens to be a groovy, sultry instrumental from the '70s, and sounds like a good choice to us.

Try it on your honey and let us know if he or she likes it as much as Tim and Faith do? Happy Valentine's Day!

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