“Mississippi Woman/Louisiana Man.” A short, but fitting description of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Together, they are the definition of a power couple. And now the love and careers of the two are celebrated in a new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit.
“I love what I do.”
They have both separately and together created an enormous impact on the world of country music. The new exhibit memorializes this impact.
Titled Tim McGraw & Faith Hill: Mississippi Woman/Louisiana Man, the exhibit is now open to the public. It features memorabilia from the pair’s lives and careers, including her wedding dress, childhood toys, photos, and awards (including McGraw’s Grammy trophy he won for “Live Like You Were Dying).
The two shared their feelings of gratitude of being included in the Hall of Fame.
McGraw said, “We wouldn’t have these opportunities, first and foremost, without the people you see on all the walls, all the way around this hall — all the plaques and the stories that go along with those, the struggles and the hardship and the never-give-up and the you-gotta-go-do-this that went along with every one of these plaques.”
He went on to mention the importance of others in their success. In doing so, he specifically named his wife. Hill, he said, “has made me a better person and a better artist.”
McGraw then listed all of his loves. “I love what I do,” he said. He also mentioned his love of family, Nashville, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He said he loves country music and his wife.
“It takes a village”
Hill echoed her husband’s remarks in her speech.
“Everyone in this room … I know there are some people that we work with that have given their time and dedication, their heart and soul, their belief in us. It takes a village. You have to be lucky. It involves luck.”
She went on, “It involves time. It involves so many things — destiny. All those things can be lined up, but it truly requires incredible hard work, and that is something that we learned very quickly when we moved to Nashville.”
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill: Mississippi Woman/Louisiana Man will remain at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum through June 2018.