I want you to marry me. She laughed and she said, "We're at a country music festival in a trailer house, and you're asking me to marry you?
After the performance, McGraw got his answer. Hill had written, "Yes, I'm going to be your wife. I love you" in Sharpie on the portable mirror in his dressing room and sealed it with a lipstick kiss. And he still has that mirror to this day.
The couple got married several months later on October 6, in Rayville, Louisiana, not far from where McGraw grew up. In the past, McGraw has been upfront about his struggles with drinking , and how it affected his marriage and their family. Tim McGraw knows what it means to grow up with family secrets: His own father was baseball legend Tug McGraw, a fact that Tim, who was raised by his mom and stepfather, didn't learn until he was 11 years old.
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But Tim eventually grew close to his father, and Faith bonded with her father-in-law — in fact, before Tug McGraw succumbed to brain cancer this past January at age 59, he spent his final days with Faith and Tim; he died in a cabin on their farm. Together, Faith and Tim have formed a partnership based as much on mutual respect as passion.
And Faith has found a way to mix work with pleasure. As her stardom has increased, Faith hasn't been afraid to have fun with her bombshell good looks. When she first entered the country music scene, she was downright adorable — with golden ringlets and curls more reminiscent of Shirley Temple than Lana Turner. But when she launched her hit album Breathe in , Faith paired her sultry new sound with a seductive new appearance.
Still, she hasn't been immune to a bad hair day: An edgy, platinum-blond shag haircut, which she debuted at the American Music Awards in , was derided by the press as looking like "a bale of hay.
The Honest Truth About Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. With two daughters now in college and one about to start high school, the "Breathe" singer can't believe how quickly her girls are growing up! Tim McGraw. In , she recorded "There You'll Be" for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack and it became an international hit and her best-selling single in Europe. I think it says so much.
However, Faith has weathered far worse storms. In , she and Tim had their first child, daughter Gracie. The following year, daughter Maggie came along. Despite Faith's two Cesarean sections, the couple went for a third baby in But on December 6 of that year, during a routine checkup with her obstetrician, Faith, then seven months pregnant, received terrifying news: Her baby was in danger. Tim rushed to the hospital to be by Faith's side, as did both sets of grandparents.
At that afternoon, Audrey Caroline was born, weighing just three pounds 11 ounces. At the time, the couple dismissed reports that the situation was touch and go. In fact, little Audrey was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit in a Nashville hospital, where Faith and Tim were allowed to touch her only if they were wearing latex gloves. The baby, whose lungs were not fully developed, stayed in the hospital for several weeks. Her parents got a room in a nearby hotel and visited every three hours. It was frightening; it was alarming.
We said a lot of prayers. She's fat and happy and laughing," according to her mother. These days, Faith and Tim's household looks much like any other home in America — any home with three kids under the age of six. Older daughters Gracie and Maggie are not immune to temper tantrums, throwing themselves down on the floor of a store, their mom reports. And little Audrey has headed into the terrible twos.
She doesn't put much stock in newfangled child-rearing techniques: "I try to go through this whole thing of letting a child be the person that she is, and then it's like, OK, forget about that. You're wearing what I say you're gonna wear! I say no, and that's enough! Meanwhile, Faith has healed many of the wounds from her past. Records and Time Warner, to help raise money for literacy programs. As part of the project, Faith set up book drives at her concerts, then donated the more than one million books she collected to local schools, libraries, and shelters.
She's also appeared in public service announcements, and she and Tim have auctioned off memorabilia to raise money, which she donated to the National Center for Family Literacy, among other groups. Today, Faith's dad has come a long way in his struggle with illiteracy, and Faith has said she is enormously proud of him. Faith has found peace with her birth mother too. But hopefully someday. These days her energy is very much focused on the family she has created. They take it seriously. The roots of country will always be there, which is what attracts people to it.
The more the energy level of an audience increases listening to that music in a concert, the more it does for the artists too, he says. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are among the many country singers who turned to social media to offer their thoughts in the wake of the deadly mass shootings on Oct. The couple posted Oct. The world has endured so many tragedies this year.
Each one heart wrenching in its own unique way. And then this morning. Knowing so many people working at the show and worrying for their well-being and safety. And the fans. Above all our hearts break for each and every one of them affected by this senseless act. Let us help each other find a way to deal with the emotional trauma of these difficult times. TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox.
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