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Originally posted 01/30/2013 08:00AM
Tim McGraw has a new album, a new tour and a whole new rocking body complete with an enviable eight-pack. How does he do it?
"I drank a lot from my point of view and I needed to stop," McGraw, 45, tells PEOPLE in its new issue, out this Friday. "I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn't feel I had any moral high ground with my kids in the long run."
Five years ago, the country superstar replaced throwing back whiskey with weight-training and an intense workout regimen – and when he showed up for PEOPLE's cover shoot in Las Vegas, he played basketball with his band shirtless (and we have the exclusive pics to prove it).
Originally posted 12/09/2012 05:00PM
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill looked at each other, their hands on each others knees and shared a passionate kiss just after midnight Sunday morning.
The moment was a long time coming – it capped off their first weekend as a Las Vegas headlining act.
Earlier in the 90 minute show, McGraw told the crowd at the Venetian that he and his wife were going to "have fun tonight" and it genuinely seemed like they did, singing with each other for several songs while still letting the other perform their solo hits. Though the show – called the Soul2Soul series – is technically not the same "residency" show Las Vegas is known for, the couple will perform for 10 weekends through April.
At a press conference several months ago, McGraw and Hill promised a "personal" show, and they delivered in a big way. In fact, it got very personal as McGraw complimented his wife on her flowing black dress, saying, "It's gonna look good on the floor later."
Originally posted 11/07/2012 02:45PM
Faith Hill will unveil the music video for "American Heart" – her first official music video in almost five years – on her website, FaithHill.com, this Thursday (9 p.m. ET) – but you can get a sneak peek now!
"When I first heard this song I was brought to hears," Hill says in a statement.
"I not only knew I had to record it, but I almost immediately saw it visually. It's so awesome and so appropriate to be albeit to share it with my fans first, because they've been so supportive of me throughout the years."
Originally posted 09/26/2012 08:00AM
Faith Hill is singing a brand-new song – and she's hoping to inspire her fans.
"We've been through a lot as a country throughout the years, and we've faced tremendous adversity," the country superstar tells PEOPLE via email of her new single, "American Heart."
"People are suffering, trying to make ends meet, and times are especially tough right now. The sentiment captures everything I think we all feel when we think about the American spirit."
Originally posted 08/07/2012 06:15PM
Early in her career Faith Hill sang "Let's Go to Vegas." Later this year, she and her superstar husband, Tim McGraw, will do just that.
The country music power couple will begin a run of concerts at the Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort on Dec. 7.
"This will be a moment in time in our careers," McGraw, 45, said Tuesday of the Soul2Soul series, which will feature 40 shows in an intimate 1,800-seat theater through April 2013.
The deal, in the works for over a year, calls for only weekend shows to make things easier for daughters Gracie, 15, Maggie, 13, and Audrey, 10, who all attend school in Nashville.
Originally posted 04/03/2012 05:55AM
Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift celebrated her ACM victory with a large group of family and friends at Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at Las Vegas's Bellagio Hotel. The country superstar enjoyed many of the restaurant's signature items, including Big Eye Tuna Pizza, Tai Snapper and Kobe beef Tataki.
And a bonus: Yellowtail presented Taylor with special custom chopsticks engraved with her name on them.
Elsewhere in Sin City, country super couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw ate a post-show dinner at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse.
The couple sipped wine and lingered over their meal for over two hours, feasting on a mixed seafood appetizer, bone-in filets and a 22 oz. lobster tail. "They were in great moods and were really lovey-dovey at the table," a source tells PEOPLE. – Kristen Mascia and Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 04/02/2012 12:05AM
Nashville's biggest names invaded Las Vegas Sunday for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
From on-stage collaborations (Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw) to A-List couples (McGraw and Faith Hill) to the triumphant winners (Taylor Swift, who took home the top prize for Entertainer of the Year), there was no shortage of memorable moments.
Even U2's Bono couldn't resist beaming in via satellite from Dublin to show love for his friend Dierks Bentley, and introduce his performance of "Home."
Check out our recap of some of the best moments – plus results from PEOPLE's reader polls, below.
Originally posted 11/09/2011 11:30PM
It was an appropriate song choice for her return to the Country Music Association Awards stage after five years.
With Nashville's biggest names in the audience, Faith Hill performed her new song "Coming Home" Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The soulful single dropped Wednesday, she said in an interview on the red carpet prior to the ceremony.
Originally posted 11/09/2011 09:00PM
A larger-than-life wedding and a whirlwind divorce: Kim Kardashian's divorce could pass for the plot of a country ballad.
And Wednesday night, it did just that.
As Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley took to the Bridgestone Arena stage for Nashville's biggest night at the Country Music Association Awards, the four-time hosts addressed Kardashian and Kris Humphries with a tongue-in-cheek tune.
Originally posted 11/09/2011 12:00PM
Between managing a household with three daughters and working on her first album of new music since 2005, Faith Hill rarely slows down, but lately she has found time to smell the flowers – quite literally.
"I have a rose garden that I've wanted for years," says Hill, 44, in the new PEOPLE Country cover story. "It's been a source of therapy and a moment of quietness in the middle of chaos. It reminds me how much gardening and sharing the fruits of your labor was part of my childhood."
Over the summer, Hill would take her roses to the studio as she put the finishing touches on her album, due out early next year. The blooms offered a boost amid a lengthy and sometimes painful process of crafting an album that "truly represented where I am in life," says the singer, who will perform her first new single, "Come Home," at the CMA Awards on Wednesday.
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