Coun­try singers look up to other mu­sic pair­ings

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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who em­barked on their third Soul2Soul tour last week, talk about what they ad­mire about other mu­si­cian cou­ples both in­side coun­try mu­sic and out­side the genre. Al­though this royal cou­ple has only toured once to­gether, the On the Run Tour in 2014 was a cin­e­matic event. Bey­once and Jay Z teased the tour with a Bon­nie and Clyde-in­spired trailer and high­lights from the tour ended up on HBO as a spe­cial. “The truth is, I want to be Bey­once ev­ery sin­gle freak­ing night of my life,” Hill said. “So I go out there think­ing, ‘I am Bey­once!”’ The cou­ple has been singing to­gether for longer than they have been mar­ried. Year­wood was a backup singer on Brooks’ No Fences al­bum and she was the opener on his first head­lin­ing tour. Mar­ried in 2005, they have been tour­ing to­gether on the Garth Brooks World Tour since 2014. McGraw broke out in the ‘90s thanks in part to Brooks bring­ing coun­try mu­sic to a much wider au­di­ence. “We all came here at the same time, but Garth is Garth and no­body can be Garth,” McGraw said. “He opened the door for a lot of us.” Ear­lier this year CNN ac­ci­den­tally tweeted a head­line with the wrong singer named Faith on a news item about Evans re­leas­ing a duet al­bum with her late rap­per hus­band, whose real name is Christo­pher Wal­lace. Fans on Twit­ter were quick to poke These two sweet­hearts put the love back in hol­i­day sea­son with their an­nual Christ­mas shows they’ve been do­ing for more than a dozen years that high­light Grant’s con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian hits and Gill’s premier gui­tar chops. “She is an in­cred­i­ble woman,” Hill said of Grant, while Vince “is one of the most re­spected peo­ple in the busi­ness.”

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Faith hill and tim McGraw em­barked on their third tour last week called soul2soul.

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