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|HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, |
TIM AND FAITH!
Throughout our Tim McGraw and Faith Hill “10 Years of Love” cover story in the current issue, we have “Happy Anniversary” well-wishes from such fellow stars as Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery, Barbara Mandrell, Craig Morgan and even The Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis. Here are a couple more congratulations we wanted to share with you:
“This is ole T-Roy wishing Tim and Faith a happy 10th anniversary. It’s great to see couples stay together these days. God bless y’all for 10, and many more to you.”
—Troy Gentry of
“Faith is the most graceful woman in the world. She can wear a baseball cap and still look absolutely gorgeous. And Tim—since my debut single is called “Tim McGraw”—we all know I’m a fan of his. Congratulations to an amazing couple.”
Be sure to check out the cover story in the current issue of Country Weekly on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and their “10 Years of Love.” It’s loaded with great photos that showcase a moving celebration of the two superstars’ decade of marriage, family and true love. But exclusive to our website is this look back at the wedding that started it all.
Tying the Knot . . .
By the time Tim and Faith arrived in his hometown of Rayville, La., for Tim’s annual Swampstock fundraiser on Oct. 6, the romantic heat between them had been building throughout the summer of 1996 as they performed together on their perfectly named Spontaneous Combustion Tour.
Still, it came as a surprise to most of the roughly 75 family and friends in the backyard of Tim’s aunt Barbara Harper when what they thought was a brunch before an afternoon softball game turned into a poolside noon wedding. Stunning floral arrangements decorated the yard and a string quartet played as guests arrived.
A barefoot Faith looked radiant in a simple white dress and veil, while her groom wore a long black jacket, boots and jeans. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Adrian Pater, who had baptized Tim about 20 years earlier at the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Rayville. Amazingly, none of the guests at the wedding shared the newlyweds’ secret throughout the afternoon softball game. They left it to Tim to make the big announcement during his evening concert performance.
“We’re going to do this song on my new album,’ he told the crowd, “and I hope you guys like it—it’s for my new wife.” As Tim started singing “It’s Your Love,” Faith joined him onstage—and the roar of the hometown audience was deafening!
After the concert, as Tim and Faith walked, arm in arm, toward his bus, she said simply, it was a day of “complete happiness.”
The October 23 issue of Country Weekly featuring "10 Years of Love" goes on sale October 9.
|TIM AND FAITH—HAPPY 10TH!
We asked you to send your best wishes to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for their 10th anniversary, Oct. 6—and more than 300 of you answered the call! Here are a few of your heartfelt messages to Tim and Faith: