Ever wonder, "When did Tim McGraw and Faith Hill get married?" or "How did Tim McGraw and Faith Hill meet?" Luckily, country music's power couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are pretty much open books when it comes to their inspiring love story. After more than 20 years of marriage, they prove each and every day that their love still burns strong.
How did Tim McGraw and Faith Hill meet?
According to McGraw, the couple first met at a radio seminar in Nashville called "New Faces Show," where different radio stations come to the city and artists perform. In an interview with CNN, he said this happened either in 1994 or 1995, and the pair actually only met briefly backstage, so "it wasn't really a meeting." Nevertheless, both McGraw and Hill said the chemistry was "instant" for both of them. But both of them were seeing other people at the time.
Tim was dating a woman named Kristine, while Faith had just divorced her first husband, Daniel Hill, a music publishing executive. Before the pair shared the stage in 1996 for their very appropriately named "Spontaneous Combustion" tour, Tim called off his engagement to Kristine. At the time, Faith was engaged to Scott Hendricks, a record producer. But one night, Tim kissed Faith for the first time, and shortly thereafter, Faith split from Scott. And the rest is history.
When did Tim McGraw and Faith Hill get married?
The pair got hitched in October 1996, in what might have been one of the first successful celebrity "surprise weddings." And was it ever a surprise! Hill and McGraw invited friends for what they thought was a simple softball game and concert in McGraw's Louisiana hometown. But instead, they were treated to a whole different kind of show — McGraw and Hill standing beneath an oak tree with a minister ready to say their vows. And more than two decades later, we'd be hard pressed to find a celebrity couple more devoted and dedicated to one another than these two have proven to be.
In an industry where long-lasting celebrity marriages are rare, it's heartwarming to see Tim and Faith's stand the test of time. And it's not just in their marriage that the couple has found success. The two have released music together and toured the country by the other's side. And even better, they share three beautiful daughters together — perhaps the greatest gift of all.
"I mean I think we had a pretty instant knowledge that we were going to be together forever," Tim said in 2006—10 years after the pair got hitched.
We wish this lovey-dovey couple another happy 20 years!
Watch the video below to see Faith Hill and Tim McGraw through the years.