The Rush of the Stage
"I used to be addicted to the road, but I don't know if I am now," said McGraw in an interview with Rolling Stone Country earlier this year. "What's addicting is stepping out on that stage and getting that instant gratification from the fans and playing music for them. You're sort of going into a contract together: They want to leave everything behind, and you want to leave everything behind. You want to step out in this moment where you all get lost in the music together. That's what's addictive."