There are few stars bigger than Bruce Springsteen, but even he needs cheering up once in awhile. And apparently Tim McGraw was actually responsible for doing just that after Bruce lost the 2003 Album of the Year GRAMMY for his iconic album “The Rising.”
"I always remember one thing you said to me. It was the night after we lost the GRAMMY for 'The Rising' and I came into the dressing room and everybody was kind of down in the mouth," Bruce shared while being interviewed by Tim for his Apple Music show, “Beyond the Influence Radio.” "And you said, 'Hey, what's the matter man? You're Bruce Springsteen.'"
The Boss adds, “That took me up, it was kind of a great moment. And I've always remembered that when I think of you."
Bruce also shares that even though he’s made a lot of money throughout his career, that’s not what he thinks of when he thinks of success. "More than wanting to be rich or famous, I wanted to be great," he said. "That was the thing that motivated me was when people looked at me and my band, I wanted to say, 'Well, man, they were one of the great ones.'" He added, “And that still motivates me like it did when I was 16 years old.”