NBC’s acclaimed alternative series “Who Do You Think You Are?” follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees.
Each week, a different celebrity is taken on a quest into his or her family history. The search is one of surprising and deeply emotional encounters, resulting in one of the most compelling reality formats of recent years. During each episode, viewers will be taken on a personal and often mysterious quest following some of America’s best-known celebrities into their ancestral pasts.
In October of 2010, the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park located in Big Stone Gap was the scene of the filming of an episode of Season 2 of “Who Do You Think You Are?”
The episode features country music legend, Tim McGraw, who has sold over 40 million units and dominated the charts with 32 number one singles. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, and numerous other honors.
Tim McGraw was filmed at the site and other locations in Southwest Virginia, taking an historic journey and learning of his roots in our area. McGraw has ties to historic events in Southwest Virginia, and even discovers that he has a link to our founding father, George Washington. “Who Do You Think You Are?” featuring Tim McGraw in Southwest Virginia will air on Friday, February 11th on NBC at 8 p.m.