There are many couples in the music industry, but few as long-lasting as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
They have been married for over 25 years and have collaborated on a few albums.
The couple has raised three daughters and even appeared onscreen together.
February 1994: McGraw and Hill met for the first time.
On a 2006 episode of CNN's "Larry King Live," McGraw said that the two first met back in 1994 at the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
As newcomers to the country music scene, both Hill and McGraw performed in the "New Faces" show during the seminar.
Though they say there was "instant" chemistry, the two maintain that nothing more than a friendly chat occurred, as Hill had just divorced her husband, Daniel Hill, and McGraw was dating Kristine Donahue.
April 1996: The two had major chemistry while they performed together.
Sparks flew between the two singers when Hill opened for McGraw during his Spontaneous Combustion Tour.
While McGraw was newly single after breaking off his engagement to Kristine Donahue, Hill was engaged to record producer Scott Hicks at the time. Despite this, Hill said she didn't want to pass up McGraw and broke it off with Hicks.
"If someone is going to judge my character because I was engaged to somebody and then I left him for somebody else — 'Oh, okay, now she's a slut and a bad person' — I can't control that," she told People in 1998. "But I wasn't about to let Tim slip through my hands."
June 1996: McGraw proposed to Hill.
For the couple's 25th anniversary, McGraw posted a video on Instagram in 2021 explaining how he proposed to Hill.
McGraw recalled he and Hill were in a trailer while he was waiting to go onstage at an outdoor music festival when he said they should get married.
"She said, 'You're asking me to marry you at a country music festival in a trailer house?'" McGraw recalled. "And I said, 'Well, it's pretty apropos if you think about it.'"
McGraw said he then went on stage to perform his part of the set and when he returned to the trailer, Hill had written, "Yes, I'm gonna be your wife" in lipstick on a mirror. He said they still have that mirror.
September 1996: The singers made their first public appearance as a couple.
The couple went out on their first public outing together for the Andre Agassi's Grand Slam for Children in Las Vegas just a month before they tied the knot.
October 1996: The two planned a surprise wedding.
Faith and McGraw didn't wait long after they met to say, "I do."
McGraw said on "Live With Regis and Kelly" in 2011 that the two invited their guests to a charity softball game in McGraw's hometown of Rayville, Louisiana, and surprised them by getting married instead.
"My sisters were a little upset because they wanted to dress up," he said.
May 1997: The couple welcomed their first child.
The couple's first daughter, Gracie Katherine, was born on May 5, 1997.
May 1997: The two released their first chart-topping hit together.
The couple also released their first single together, "It's Your Love," from McGraw's "Everywhere" album that May.
The song and its accompanying music video, which featured a very pregnant Hill, were both critically and commercially successful.
August 1998: The couple's second daughter was born.
McGraw and Hill welcomed their second daughter, Maggie Elizabeth, on August 12, 1998.
July 2000: Hill and McGraw went on tour together.
In 2000, the two individually successful crooners joined forces for their Soul2Soul Tour. The two started the cross-country tour in July 2000 and ended in December of that same year.
According to a 2006 Billboard Boxscore report, the tour brought in nearly $50 million and attracted around 950,000 people to 63 shows, of which 60 were sold out.
December 2001: The parents of two welcomed another daughter.
Not long after ending their Soul2Soul tour, the two performers welcomed their third and youngest daughter, Audrey Caroline, on December 6, 2001.
April 2006: The couple went back on the road together.
Following the success of their first tour together, Hill and McGraw picked up their instruments and hit the road again for their Soul2Soul II Tour.
According to a 2007 report from the Washington Post, the Soul2Soul II was the top-grossing tour in country music history at the time.
June 2010: McGraw and Hill got together for charity.
The couple contributed their talents to Nashville Rising, a benefit concert organized by the duo. The charity aimed to raise $2 million for flood victims in Tennessee, Billboard reported in 2010.
McGraw and Hill both performed and shared the stage with a slew of stars including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and ZZ Top.
December 2012: The crooners performed in Vegas.
The husband and wife traded in touring for settling down in one spot with a 20-show residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, McGraw said at a press conference in 2012 that the residency would allow their family to be together and not apart and traveling.
October 2016: The country singers got stars on the Music Row Walk.
By 2016, the couple was recognized as country royalty.
In honor of their contributions to country music and the city of Nashville, they were each awarded a star on the Music Row Walk of Fame in Nashville's Music Mile, joining the likes of Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, and Kings of Leon.
That same month, the couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in comfort.
According to Hill, the couple decided to keep it low-key when they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.
When asked about their big plans by Us Weekly in 2016, Hill said, "We are going to be in sweats, binge-watching TV."
April 2017: The two went on another tour together.
The two embarked on yet another tour together, this time dubbed Soul2Soul: The World Tour.
The two began their tour in April 2017, performing at a total of 80 sold-out venues — their show was such a success, that the two extended it through summer 2018.
November 2017: The couple released a long-awaited duet album.
After years of performing together and appearing on each other's albums, the two released their duet album, "The Rest of Our Life."
According The Country Daily, Nielsen Music reported in 2017 that the album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and sold 104,000 equivalent albums within its first week.
That same month, an exhibit opened in the couple's honor.
Coinciding with the release of their first duet album, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville opened an exhibit exploring the lives of the two stars.
The exhibit titled, "Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man," explored the lives and careers of the two country stars through their personal and professional memorabilia.
October 2019: McGraw surprised Hill for their 23rd wedding anniversary.
McGraw shared on NBC's "The Kelly Clarkson Show" in 2019 how the couple celebrated 23 years of marriage.
According to the singer, this was the first year he and Hill were apart on their anniversary, so he decided to record a rendition of the first song the duo sang together back in 1996.
"We did the Spontaneous Combustion Tour where we met when she was opening for me on my very first headlining tour, and we used to do the Tony Rich song 'Nobody Knows It But Me,'" McGraw said. "So I recorded it backstage with the guys and sent it to her."
November 2019: McGraw admitted in his book that Hill gave him an ultimatum.
McGraw released his book titled, "Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life," in which he details his life and health throughout his career.
As People reported, McGraw wrote in his book that Hill told him he needed to decide between his partying lifestyle or his family early on in their marriage. According to McGraw, his wife and daughter gave him a wake-up call and he adopted a healthier lifestyle.
September 2020: The couple shared their gift-giving rule.
On an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" McGraw told the host after 20 years of a successful marriage, he and Hill committed to simple gift-giving.
"A couple of years ago we decided that what we're going to do is we're only going to spend $100 each for Christmases or birthdays," McGraw said on the show in 2020. "I mean every now and then, I'll go over the limit and do something stupid. But for the most part, for the last four or five years, we've tried to stick to about a hundred bucks each to give gifts."
December 2021: The two appeared in the Western drama "1883."
In 2021, McGraw and Hill landed roles as James and Margaret Dutton on Paramount's "1883," a prequel to the network's "Yellowstone."
"Inherently, our relationship and our chemistry and who we are together — it's going to be there," McGraw told The Hollywood Reporter in 2022. "But we wanted to keep it as real as possible for those characters."
Since "1883" aired, the couple has been praised for their portrayal as the founders of the Montana ranch in the series.
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