Acclaimed country music singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have spoken out on marriage, sharing their perspectives on what makes a great marriage work. They speak from the experiences of their own 21-year marriage, in a time when celebrities tend to measure marriage in days, not years. Among their marriage tips, McGraw and Hill cite one specific key to a great marriage.
That’s right. Prayer. They pray together every night.
The pair married in 1996, and have seen their family grow, along with their careers. The parents of three children, they told People magazine that they’re intentional about keeping their love alive.
“As we get older, it’s less about the big gestures and more about just spending time together at home,” McGraw said. “For our 20th wedding anniversary, we stayed home in our pajamas and watched TV. We loved it.”
Hill and McGraw are country music royalty, with 25 #1 hits, the top-grossing tour of all time, five Grammy Awards, and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards between them. They are currently on the road together on their “Soul2Soul” world tour.
Taking time for a few interviews, Hill spoke of the traditions that they have both embraced since early in their marriage.
Hill said they pray together, for each other, and before every concert. “Without prayer, I don’t know where our marriage would be today,” she said.