Tim McGraw has had success throughout his whole career. The vocalist has accomplished what many other artists consider to be an unattainable goal, having established a successful music career that has spanned many decades.
But despite all of his success in the music industry, McGraw is most thankful that he was able to find and marry the woman he has spent his whole life with, Faith Hill.
McGraw is still as captivated with Hill as he was when they first met, even though a significant amount of time has elapsed since then, and he has not been bashful about displaying it to the public.
The musician known for his hit song “It’s Your Love” referred to Hill as his closest friend, soul mate, and the love of his life. He also said that she was a terrific lady and a wonderful example to their three lovely kids, Gracie, Maggie Elizabeth, and Audrey Caroline.
When the singer who sang “Don’t Take the Girl” and the singer who sang “Wild One” showed up at the Country Radio Seminar showcase in Nashville in 1994, they had no idea that they were taking the first step towards the rest of their life.
Hill had just been separated from her spouse of six years, Daniel Hill, and was not searching for love at the time, but McGraw was involved in a romantic relationship with Kristine Donohue at the time.
When the pair’s paths met again during McGraw’s “Spontaneous Combustion” tour, which was two years after their initial encounter, sparks immediately began to fly between them.
The situation was complicated by the fact that Hill was already engaged to her longtime producer Scott Hendricks at the time, while McGraw had just become a single person.
Hill had no doubt in her mind that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with McGraw, and the fact that the two of them were attracted to each other was further evidence that they were destined to be each other’s soulmates.
As a result, Hill abruptly broke off her engagement to Hendrick and ran into McGraw’s arms and they quickly developed feelings for one another and began a relationship as a result.
The “I Like It, I Love It” singer revealed his story on Twitter, admitting that the two had dated for a few months that McGraw could not wait to make the “Let’s Make Love” singer his bride, however, he was in for a harsh awakening when Hill flatly rejected his proposition on many occasions.
She had had her run with country artists, and none of her relationships had ended well, so it was, then, reasonable that she would be apprehensive about being connected with yet another singer.
However, McGraw was not the kind of person to give up quickly. He recounts how on June 26, 1996, while on tour, he tried his luck once again in the hopes of winning.
Hill inquired as to whether or not he was serious about his intention to propose to her in a trailer home, and he responded that he was serious about the idea. But before she could respond, McGraw was summoned to the stage to do a performance.
After giving a remarkable performance, he was in for a nice surprise when he returned to the trailer where he had been staying.
Even though Hill was not in there, he found kisses scrawled on the large mirror, in a sharpie lipstick, accompanying the words: “Yes, I’m going to be your wife.”
Their first child, a girl named Grace, was born to them later in May 1997. Their second child, a daughter named Maggie, was delivered to them on August 12, 1998, and their youngest child, Audrey, was born in 2001.
In contrast to the births of their two elder children, Audrey’s was a more difficult experience.
The little girl was delivered eight weeks before her due date, with her lungs not fully formed, and weighed just 3 pounds 11 ounces at birth. She was had to stay in neonatal critical care for many days, during which her parents were not even allowed to touch her.
It was a difficult time for McGraw and Hill, and they worried for their daughter.
Hill later said that the separation was the most difficult thing she had ever been forced to go through in life. To everyone’s relief, the lovebirds’ kid turned out to be a fighter, and she managed to pull through quite well.
In addition to having successful jobs, the couple is also very involved in their children’s lives. McGraw was open about the fact that he came from a troubled family and expressed a desire to create a healthy environment for his own family.
It was said that McGraw and Hill would take turns being the parent who drove their daughters to school and Maggie to her dancing sessions when they were younger.
In addition to that, he was an assistant coach for Gracie’s basketball team at school, and he and his wife were regular spectators at her games.
It may seem like McGraw and Hill’s life is a fairy tale from the outside looking in since they have a lovely family, successful jobs, and are still as head over heels in love with one another as they were when they first started dating.
But it is significant that their relationship has not been all flowers and sunshine.
As a result of McGraw’s successful music career, he became used to living the life of a rock star, which included doing excellent performances and celebrating with nonstop parties.
The unfortunate reality is that the demands of being at the top of the charts caused the singer of “Humble and Kind” to become more dependant on mood-altering substances.
By the time his third daughter was born, he had already begun a downward spiral that put him in danger of losing the one thing he valued most in the world: his family.
Hill had had enough, so she presented him with an impossible choice: he could either spend more time with his family or pursue his career as a rock star. The request served as the wake-up call that McGraw had been in desperate need of all along.
He immediately gave up all he was doing and redirected his attention into improving himself as a husband to Hill and as a father to his daughters.
Hill’s strong belief in the institution of marriage had preserved his life, and he vowed that he would never again put his family in danger.
“In a number of ways, she saved my life, but the most important way was saving me from myself. Sometimes I find myself going down a bleak path, and she is the one who brings me back, so my marriage has helped me become a better person overall.”