But Hill and McGraw had stories of their own to share.
“My big brother Steve bought all my clothes for all my shows at rodeos, fairs, rest homes and prisons,” Hill laughed. She added that she was proud to be a Nashvillian, proud to be 49, and proud have Reba and her husband by her side as she accepted her star No. 73.
And she was sure to thank the big crowd of fans filling the Walk of Fame area outside the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
“We all know that nothing would be possible without you,” she said before giving her husband the chance to accept his star, No. 74.
“It is so good to be in a city I love so much with people I love so much,” McGraw said.
“Like most dreamers do, I spent a lot of time at Skull’s Rainbow Room. That’s where I cut my teeth,” he said of the early years before record deals and arena tours and Walk of Fame stars. “I knew when I moved here, whether I was pushing road cases or anything else, this was where I was gonna live.
“And there were people here who had my back at a time when I probably didn’t deserve it and fans who stood beside me when they probably shouldn’t have,” he said.
McGraw ended his acceptance talking about what’s next for him, after making memories on his 2017 Soul2Soul tour with Hill.
“I hope I can grow old and die in my bed in Nashville, Tennessee,” he said.