‘Catch of the Day’ – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – “Keep Your Eyes On Me” [AUDIO]
Today we turn our focus to a pairing that separately have been responsible for 18 #1 and platinum albums and 36 #1 singles. Together, they have had 5 top-10 hits, including one number one, were both featured on the recent #1 single "Forever Country" and have teamed for two of the biggest selling tours in country music history.
With a partnership that goes far beyond making music together, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been making beautiful music for more than 20 years. The pair met in the spring of 1996 when Hill was added to McGraw's Spontaneous Combustion tour, and the tour name couldn't have been more accurate. The couple married in October of the same year, and in 1997 welcomed the first of three daughters, Gracie. In 1998 Maggie was welcomed to the McGraw-Hill clan and in 2001 Audrey joined the family. Hill and McGraw say the secret to their relationship is that they have strive to never be apart for more than 3 days at a time.
While McGraw and Hill have never released an album together, they have released five top-10 singles together; "Just To Hear You Say You Love Me" (1998 - #3), "Let's Make Love" (2000 - #6), "I Need You" (2007 - #8), "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" (2014 - #7) and their lone #1 single as a duo, 1997's "It's Your Love". At the height of Hill's success in 2000 with the multi-platinum album Breathe, the pair set out on the Soul2Soul tour, a journey that lasted 6 months and sold over 950,000 tickets, grossing nearly $50 million.
They followed it up in 2006 with the Soul2Soul II tour, playing 74 shows in 56 cities, selling more than 1.1 million tickets and grossing more than $89 million. The tour went so well (it was the 3 third largest tour of 2006 of any genre), that it was extended beyond the original schedule of date into 2007, where it became the highest grossing country tour of all time, bringing in over $53 million in 2007, for a total of $143 million, and more than 1.6 people seeing the tour. It held the mark until George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away tour in 2013 and 2014.
As they prepare to embark on their Soul2Soul3 tour, Tim and Faith have joined together musically for a song for the soundtrack of Tim's upcoming movie The Shack, a song that is in our spotlight today. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill with "Keep Your Eyes On Me" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you're gonna want to hear it again.