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Posted: October 06, 2017

Music City Minute: Eric Church + Tim & Faith Both Have New Songs!

(CMT.com) You can see it every night that they’re on stage. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are still spontaneously combusting, 21 years after they got married.

Quick history: The two country stars met when Faith was opening for Tim on the Spontaneous Combustion tour, they fell in love, and they got hitched on Oct. 6, 1996.

So now that their 21st wedding anniversary is today it sounds like they’re definitely not planning to give each other the traditional gift of brass for this one. Instead they’re releasing a BRAND NEW song today called “The Rest Of Our Life” and it sounds like this could be a potential first dance song at weddings!

Faith says when it comes to anniversary gifts, “He’s good. He doesn’t need to get me anything. Honestly, do you, baby? He’s good at giving gifts and making surprises.” Plus, she doesn’t have to exercise with Tim, which she admitted is the best gift ever. “That’s amazing. I get to do that four-hour workout with you? No, thank you.”

And Tim doesn’t need an expensive gift, because he gets a priceless one every night. He says, “For me, it’s hearing her sing every night — that’s the best part about (the tour). To see her up on stage, having a great time and just belting it out? I mean, I always say it: when I’m on stage with her, it’s like NASCAR trying to keep up with an Indy car. She’s just that good. So, to watch her sing and see what she does is pretty inspiring.” Lucky for him, they will be performing in Houston tonight.

But when their current tour is over, they’re both thinking about going their separate ways. Not permanently, but just in an absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder kind of way.

Tim said, “I’m going to go on a man vacation after this is over.” 

And Faith said, “I need a girl vacation, actually.”

Those getaways will have to wait until after Oct. 27, which is the night of their last scheduled stop on the Soul2Soul World Tour.

 

Eric Church was the headliner at Friday's Route 91 Fest in Vegas… and he's still reeling from the tragedy that happened two nights later. He talked about it during his show on Wednesday at the Grand Ole Opry. 

He remembered going into the Vegas crowd to shake everybody's hand. Eric said, "I went all the way down the right side. Came back up the left side. Smiling faces. Hands in the air. Pictures being taken. I told them, 'Thank you for coming.'"

He talked about after the shooting when he saw Anderson Cooper interview a woman named Heather Melton. Her husband Sonny died while shielding her from the bullets. They went to the festival because Eric was her husband's favorite artist.

She said they were also looking forward to going to the Opry the next night. Eric then pointed to two seats that were left empty in their honor. He said, "The reason I'm here tonight is because of Heather and Sonny."

He said the shooting "broke something" inside of him and the only way to fix that is through music. So, he wrote a new song called "Why Not Me” it’s very very emotional.

 


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