Country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have hit a major relationship milestone— 20 years as husband and wife! And wow, do they know how to celebrate! On Tuesday night, the duo performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium and also announced their joint 2017 Soul 2 Soul Tour. And on Wednesday, they received their stars on the Music City Walk of Fame.
The talented twosome are certainly one of country music’s best loved couples. Let’s take a look back at their rock-solid romance!
McGraw and Hill’s story began at a simple Nashville radio station event, but their relationship didn’t blossom until the blonde songstress acted as an opener on McGraw’s 1996 tour. The attractive vocalists quickly fell madly in love with each other, prompting Tim to make the big move and pop the question.
“We were in the dressing room, here, June 26, 1996,” the crooner recalled in a past Facebook video clip. “And it was raining and stuff and we’d been on tour for a while together, and I joked around with her about getting married. And so I said… I looked at her, grabbed her by the hand, and dropped forward [on my knees] onstage. She had already done her show. And I said, ‘I’m really serious. I want you to marry me.’”
“Faith saved my life in a lot of ways — from myself more than anything,” McGraw shared with People. “I can go down a dark road sometimes, when you’re not feeling good about yourself, and she pulls me out. My wife makes me a better man.”
“My husband and I have made the choice that our marriage is the most important thing to us,” Hill candidly revealed. “We respect what we have and understand how we need to feed it.”
The country music stars are known for their sexy duets: “It’s Your Love,” “Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me,” and “Let’s Make Love”— but their best collaborations are named Gracie Katherine (1997), Maggie Elizabeth (1998), and Audrey Caroline (2001). Eldest daughter Gracie’s vocals can be heard on McGraw’s “Here Tonight” track off of his 2015 album, Damn Country Music.
“We just think about how much we love our family, how much we love our life together, growing old together, once your kids grow up,” McGraw explained to E! News. “We feel pretty happy in the life that we’ve built together and the community we live in and the way we live our lives.”
It’s refreshing to see a celebrity marriage that remains functional and healthy within the confines of a difficult industry that is known for ripping couples apart. Kudos to them for sticking it out during the hard times and loving each other no matter what. Congrats, Tim and Faith!
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