Tim Mcgraw has got the backing of former US President Bill Clinton as he considers a political career.

In a recent interview, the country star, who is married to Faith Hill, confessed he was interested in the role of governor of his home state of Tennessee.

And fellow Democrat Clinton admits he'd be delighted if the singer stood for election.

Clinton says, "The Democrats need candidates whom people can relate to in a personal way, people who understand their lives and their concerns and their values.

"I think that's something Tim can do without even pretending."