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Emotions ran high as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill previewed their new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on Nov. 15. Titled “Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man,” the new display features items from the couple’s respective childhoods as well as Faith’s wedding dress, their multiple awards and even the Tim and Faith Barbies that came out a few years ago.




Tim and Faith viewed the exhibit with two of their daughters, Grace and Maggie, before addressing the invitation-only crowd on hand for the party. As they stood in the Hall of Fame’s rotunda with all the members’ plaques on display around them, Faith noticed the words “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” written on the wall. That led her start singing the gospel song a capella.

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After that, Faith got emotional and told Tim to talk saying, “I’m either gonna sing or I’m gonna cry, so you say something.”

Tim reflected on the role all the Hall of Fame members such as Hank Williams, George Strait and Reba McEntire have played in paving the way for Tim and Faith’s stellar career.

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Tim explained, “We wouldn’t be here, we wouldn’t have these opportunities, first and foremost, without the people that you see on all the walls all the way around us. All the plaques and the stories that go along with those, and the struggle and the hardships, and the ‘Never give up’ and the ‘You gotta believes’ that went along with every one of these plaques.”

Later, Faith delivered an emotional tribute to the couple’s daughters, Maggie, Grace and Audrey, who she called “the greatest gift that we have ever been given in life.”

Faith continued, “They have taught me more about forgiveness, honesty, acceptance and just make me want to be truthful all the time and be such a good person. It’s because of them that I want to be the best person that I [can] be.”

Faith then noted that Tim is, in fact, the father of those girls, causing both of them to chuckle and Tim to reply, “We have blood tests!”

That got a major laugh from the crowd.

Faith closed with some majorly sweet comments about Tim. She said, ” I do love this guy. He is spicy like Tabasco sauce times one thousand … and he’s a handful and it’s awesome. He’s just taught me just to be spicier all the time, and thank you for my babies. I love them, and I love you.”

Tim and Faith’s exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is now open. Their first-ever duets album, “The Rest of Our Life,” is out Friday, Nov. 17, featuring the title track as the latest single.

That song, “The Rest of Our Life,” is also up for Duet of the Year at the fan-voted Rare Country Awards. Tim and Faith are also up for Story of the Year and Tour of the Year for their blockbuster “Soul 2 Soul World Tour 2017.” Faith is up for Female Artist of the year as well. You can vote now through Dec. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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