It’s been a helluva last few months and, no doubt, a real treat for Tim McGraw’s fans. From celebrating his 20th anniversary of being married to Faith Hill, to having his latest hit pick up a Grammy award, and being nominated for five ACMAs, the front man for country music has been on a roll.
And things are about to get even more heated as McGraw and Hill not only confirmed more dates for their Soul 2 Soul World Tour, they have also announced they will be recording more albums. The couple will be kicking off the tour on April 7 in New Orleans and plan to play in 65 cities, ending in October of this year. A number of acts will be joining them on the road, which is reminiscent of their last tour in 2007 when they had a teenaged Taylor Swift join them on tour.
As it relates to new music, the two songbirds, who last toured together over a decade ago, both signed new album deals with Sony Music Entertainment. So, get ready for tons of new music from McGraw and his partner in crime.
Within all that, McGraw is appearing in a new movie called The Shack and has released a song from the soundtrack titled “Keep Your Eyes on Me,” which also features Hill. The two also received stars on the Music City Walk of Fame when they celebrated their anniversary last October, highlighting their undeniable staying power in music and as life partners. All that also pours cold water on some nasty rumors that had been circulating last year about the two splitting up.
The possibilities for the future really seem endless for the power couple, especially after it seemed like McGraw had called time on his career a few years back. Back then, it appeared as if he was satisfied with having done it all, after breaking chart and sales records and winning multiple awards. Plus, his decision seemed like a sound one at the time, in light of a number of young, fresher acts coming to the fore.
However, McGraw has never strayed too far from his guitar and has been edging his way back into the spotlight over the past few years. 2016 proved to be pivotal to his resurgence, with his latest album, Damn Country Music, spawning the hit “Humble and Kind.” The track went on to nab the award for Best Country Song at the 2017 Grammys, with songwriter Lori McKenna accepting for providing the lyrics.
Of course, none of all this is surprising to McGraw. After all, he’s done it before and is still one of the most recognizable names, not just in country music but also the mainstream. April can’t seem to come soon enough.