“We were somewhere playing this big outdoor festival and they had these trailer houses set up. I’m getting ready to go onstage I had this case with this big mirror in it. She’s standing there and we’re talking, and I said, ‘Look, let’s get married,’” said McGraw. “And she says, ‘You’re asking me to marry you at a country music festival in a trailer house?’ And I said, ‘Well, it’s pretty apropos if you think about it.’”
McGraw continues, explaining that he then went to the stage and did his show without his answer from Hill, but when he came back, there was a surprise for him written on that little mirror in the trailer.
“I came off the stage and went back to the dressing room and Faith wasn’t there, but I looked at the mirror and in lipstick it said, ‘Yes. I’m gonna be your wife,’” said McGraw. “And we still have that mirror and it was the best day of my life, that’s for sure.”
McGraw and Hill were married in 1996at his aunt’s home in Rayville, LA. As McGraw explained to Regis & Kelly in 2011, the wedding was a surprise to their friends and family, who thought they were attending a softball game.
“We got off the bus and all my family was there and they were prepared to play softball, and we get out in wedding clothes and got married under the locust tree in my aunt’s backyard,” shares McGraw. The couple have three daughters, Grace, Maggie and Audrey.