Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Explain Appeal of Las Vegas Show
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are extending their Las Vegas Soul2Soul show into 2014, thanks to high demand from their loyal fans. But the powerhouse couple insist that they aren't abandoning their spot in country music to become a Vegas act.
“It’s not like, ‘Well, now we’ve gotten to a point in our career where we’re not touring anymore and we’re not gonna make records and we’re not gonna do this or that, so we’re going to go to Vegas and play,’" McGraw explains to Vegas magazine. "Everything that we want to do in our careers is available. So we can pick and choose and do the things we want to do, and line ‘em up in a way that works for our lives”
The parents of three daughters have not toured together since their Soul2Soul II tour in 2007, largely because of their children's busy schedules.
"Our kids were much younger then, and it was easier to kind of load ‘em up and bring the entire circus on the road," Hill explains. "So when the Venetian approached us with the possibility of doing a few weekends for them, one of the first things that they offered was that they would work within our schedule parameters."
The 'American Heart' singer says the Vegas venue offered them a situation that seemed too good to be true, which is why they were so eager to extend their residency.
"The Venetian was so brilliant in how they accommodated us in such a way that it was one of the greatest experiences that we have ever had playing live together," she explains." I mean, this beautiful 1,800-seat theater, working around our children’s sports schedules and proms and all this kind of stuff that goes on once you get kids in high school, not to mention artistically. We were able to bring basically the design of a stadium-style show and put it into a theater.”
The happy couple end each performance by sitting down and singing the emotional duet, 'I Need You,' to each other. It is, according to McGraw, the perfect way to wrap up each night.
“Being exposed like that in a song relationship-wise, especially for us and our 17 years together and our family, that just puts an exclamation mark on what the evening’s all about, really," he says. "There’s music and there’s us performing together and there’s us performing each other’s songs and all those sorts of things. But at the end of the day, the show, Soul2Soul, is about us and our relationship.”
Soul2Soul's 10-week encore run will kick off on Friday, Jan. 17. Purchase tickets here.