Country music isn’t all sad songs. There are certainly plenty of great love ballads. And often these come from great love stories. Thankfully there are the couples who have withstood the tests of time, along with the trials and tribulations of fame and fortune. They are the inspiration to us all. And so here they are. The top 5 greatest country love stories.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
The most obvious place to start, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have one of the greatest love stories of all time. Theirs is most certainly a love-at-first-sight beginning.
When Tim and Faith met, they were neither in a position to start a relationship with each other. McGraw had a girlfriend. Hill and her first husband were separated. But the attraction was instantaneous–and just as intense. In an interview Billboard, McGraw admitted that his girlfriend was uncomfortable with Hill. “For me, there was an intense physical attraction. I guess my girlfriend saw it in my eyes,” he said. “She said, ‘I don’t want you around her.” That was in 1994.
Fast forward two years later. He was single. But Hill was engaged to her record producer. The attraction between them had not diminished. In March, McGraw brought her on as his opener. By May, they shared their first duet. And their first onstage kiss (which was certainly no peck on the cheek.) So it wasn’t surprising when she called off her engagement and they began dating.
Just 8 months after they began their tour, the two were married. More than 20 years later, they remain happily married. Now the parents of three daughters, the two continue to tour together on Soul2Soul. What is amazing about seeing them onstage together is just how intense their physical attraction still is. Time does not seem to have at all diminished their chemistry.