LATEST: Country star Tim Mcgraw was as surprised as his fans when he was
feted by the ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION recently.
The singer, husband of Faith Hill, has joined the likes of noted Italian
Americans like Al Pacino and John Travolta by picking up the honour, which was
handed to him after the organisation learned his mother is Italian.
He says, "With a name like McGraw, you don't think about (getting such an
honour) very often. But I do have strong Italian heritage, from my
great-grandfather DONATO AUGUSTO D'AGOSTINO, my grandpop GIOVANNI GIUSEPPI
D'AGOSTINO - and my mom
teaching me to make pasta and spaghetti sauce, which is one of my
"I grew up in the South. In a lot of ways the Italian culture and the
southern culture go hand in hand, because it's all about family, neighbours and