Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are on the verge of kicking off their Soul2Soul — The World Tour 2017 tour on Friday (April 7) in New Orleans.
So McGraw spent some time on the phone with The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans and talked about the tour, the new single and, of course, his gone-viral reaction to the Florida Georgia Line/Backstreet Boys collaboration at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards.
McGraw was particularly impressed Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley’s choreography with the Backstreet Boys.
“When Brian was doing the dance moves with them, that’s what really got my attention. It was fun that he got up and was doing that. I would have never had the (guts) to do that,” he said, adding, “I don’t have an A game when it comes to dancing.”
So maybe fans who come to see the McGraw-Hill show won’t see any synchronized dance steps, but they will get to see the couple singing some songs together. Maybe even new ones slated for their upcoming duets album.
That album is one McGraw says was a long time coming, noting that they just had to wait for right moment for the stars to align.
“We always wanted to do a duet album together, but, gosh, we were having our success, our solo success, then do a duet on each other’s projects, and it would do well,” he said. “But the timing was never right with what was going on in our life, and with the kids and where they were in their lives.
What’s different now is that two of their three daughters are in college, and McGraw and Hill decided that maybe now would be a good time to at least start searching for new songs.
“We decided we were going to start looking for songs to see what we could find, and we started finding some great songs and got really excited about it,” he said. “We felt like it would be an album of great songs, and, for us, we never wanted to take the songs for granted or just do a duet project to do a duet project …
“This might be the only one we do, and we want it to be something we were proud of in every single way.”