Tim McGraw Met His Daughter's First Date Covered in Blood
-Look at you guys here on the
cover of "Billboard" here. Legend of Live, right there.
That´s — [ Cheers and applause ]
You´ve got this award that they´ve given out only to given
out only to Elton John and Lionel Richie. This is a giant honor
from "Billboard." -It was nice. Thank you,
"Billboard." Thank you. -Yeah, I mean, how many
live shows — how many — you´ve been on tour for —
-My whole life. [ Laughter ]
-Is that what you really — Is that — do you remember —
-It feels like my whole life. I´ve been on tour for — gosh.
-Is that where you guys met? -I started 19, 20 years old,
you know, with a Ford van and a U-Haul trailer, you know,
traveling all over the place and playing music.
-Yeah, and now doing stadiums. -And some of those guys are
still with me. -Is that right?
-Yeah. Some of those guys are still with me.
-Did you guys — did you meet on tour? No?
-We did. We met on tour. -No, no.
-Well, actually we — -Let´s back up.
-Not the first — Okay. -Back up.
-♫ Back up, back up ♫ -We met in 1994. The first time
we met was in 1994 at a CRS, which is Country Radio Seminar.
-Look at you, by the way. -I know, it´s like, we got this.
-Like, "it was exactly 3:45 P.M."
[ Laughter ] -I remember —
-Everything. -Very vividly.
-Really? -It was a New Faces show.
We were backstage and we all took a picture.
A lot of new artists. Clay Walker was in there.
A few other artists. And yeah, and that was
the first time I met Faith, and I had a mullet.
[ Laughter ] -That was so sexy.
I mean, like yeah. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Why did it ever go away? Why did it ever go away?
-And the ugliest red jacket you´ve ever seen in your life
I had on. -Both of us — yeah.
-And I looked at her and was smitten right away. Yeah.
-And do you remember falling in love with him, too?
Do you remember falling in love? -No, she didn´t fall in love
with me right away. [ Laughter ]
-It took some time. You had to put some work in.
-Took a lot of time, are you kidding me?
-Yeah, exactly. -It wasn´t that bad.
-Yeah, yeah. Really? -It wasn´t that long.
-But look, now you have three beautiful daughters.
-Yeah. -You were telling me
the funny story about your eldest daughter, Gracie?
-Gracie, yeah. -When she went on
her first date. -Yeah, her first — I was
on the road working. And they give me a call and they
said, you know, "Gracie´s going out on a date.
Do you mind if she goes before you meet the guy?"
They said, "I met him. "He´s a really nice guy.
Everybody — we´ve done all the research. Everybody´s
a really nice guy." [ Laughter ]
-Yeah, you gotta do that. -Oh, heck, yeah.
-We put our Secret Service guys on it. They checked him out.
Everything´s good. And I said, "okay, but he´s
gotta come –" -Oh, my gosh.
-They can go out tonight, but I´ll be home tomorrow."
So around noon, I want him to come by the house,
just so I can say hi to him and look him in the eye
and shake his hand. -Oh, man, I can just imagine.
-So I get home at like 2 in the morning. And I get up
the next morning, and we´re doing a barbecue.
So I´m in the kitchen, and I forget that he´s coming.
So I have a white apron on and a knife and I´m trimming
meat up, so I´ve got, like, chunks of
meat all over this white apron. -Blood everywhere.
-Blood everywhere. And the door rings —
the doorbell rings. And I go and answer the door
and there´s this kid who was dating Gracie,
standing there. I´ve got a knife in my hand
and a bloody apron on. And it worked out really well.
[ Laughter and applause ] -You don´t mess. Don´t mess!
-Right. That´s right. -The Soul2Soul tour starts again
this summer. -Mm-hmm.
-You wrapped the first leg of the tour. This is your first
tour, Faith, in 10 years? -10 years. Since 2006, 2007 was
the last time I was on the road. Yeah, I´ve just been
hanging out. -Yeah, exactly. Yeah, right.
Yeah, no. Please. But I mean, you´ve probably
obviously worked on this, but is it odd to get back
on the road and go, "oh, I remember this routine."
-It was — it was frightening at first because I had
the pleasure of performing with one of
the greatest performers in the business of music,
period. Honest to God. He is. [ Cheers and applause ] Um, I was nervous at first.
It had been a while. 10 years. But then once I got up there,
after a few shows, I´m like, "bam."
-You got it back. -I love it. I love it!
-I mean, you´re great at it. Obviously you know
what you´re doing. -Aw!
-What made you do an album together, finally?
-Well, gosh. Tim? -Well, we wanted to do a —
we´ve wanted to do a record a long time together.
We´ve been married 21 years. -You´ve done songs together,
yeah. -And we´ve done —
[ Cheers and applause ] -Good for you guys.
-And we´ve done a handful of — not quite as many songs as
people would think we´ve done together. We´ve done
a handful of songs together. And so this time around, when we
decided we were going to do a tour together, we thought,
"we´re going to have to do an album together."
We want to an album — maybe the only album we ever get
to do together. We both turned 50 this year,
which was a cool year for us. -Gosh, you look fantastic.
[ Cheers and applause ] -I love you guys.