OFFSTAGE: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Are the New Barbie and Ken

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Oh, to be 11 years old again. That way, I’d have a legitimate excuse to buy these Tim McGraw and Faith Hill dolls from Mattel. They come together as a gift set, as they should, for $69.95. The set is on back order right now but is expected to ship around Sept. 1. The Hill doll is wearing a black lace and silver-sequined floor length gown, and the McGraw doll is in a black suit and tie, patent leather shoes (or boots, it’s hard to tell) and his signature black cowboy hat. And a scruffy 5 o’clock shadow. The likeness isn’t completely perfect, but it’s good enough for a collector or a doll lover or a country fan. But part of the fun of playing Barbies is all the accessories. So I think these two need a few things. Like a Barbie Dream Tour Bus, Barbie Dream Nashville Mansion, Barbie Dream Jet and little Barbie road cases full of little plastic Christian Louboutins and Velcro-backed designer jeans.

Image courtesy of Mattel.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.