Tim McGraw, the 56-year-old country singer, owes his successful career and life to his wife and fellow country music star Faith Hill. During an interview with Apple Music 1, McGraw opened up about how marrying Hill changed his life and career trajectory.
“I guarantee you, had I not gotten married to Faith at 29 years old A, I probably would’ve ran my career into the ground, and B, I would’ve died already with my career into the ground — one or the other. And it wouldn’t have ever been where it’s at now,” McGraw shared with host Zane Lowe.
McGraw and Hill tied the knot in 1996 and have been inseparable ever since. The couple has been through the ups and downs of both their careers, supporting each other through thick and thin. McGraw explained that they know exactly what to say and do to uplift each other.
“When we’re having days when (I’m) not feeling confident, then she’s the one that makes me feel confident. When we’re having days when she’s not feeling confident, then I make her feel confident. It just works for us,” he said.
But Hill had to endure McGraw’s “wild years,” as Lowe put it, before they made it to where they are now. McGraw has been open about his past drinking and how his wife helped him switch to a healthier lifestyle.
“I think when the kids got old enough that they could notice things is when she finally said, ‘You’ve got to figure this out,’” McGraw shared with Lowe.
Despite the challenges they faced, the couple has built a strong foundation for their family. They share three daughters, Grace McGraw, 26, Maggie McGraw, 25, and Audrey McGraw, 21.
“We have a confidence in our life. We have a confidence in our foundation. And all of this could go away and we’re perfectly happy with the five of us. We are a really tight family,” McGraw said.