Barely! Tim McGraw had an unfortunate fall at a concert in Arizona – but fans and security had their backs.
The “Highway Don’t Care” singer, 55, lost his balance at the edge of the stage on Saturday, Sept. 17, while performing at the Boots in the Park event in Tempe. McGraw bent down to wave to a guitarist for a solo – but in an attempt to get up, lost his balance and fell backwards off stage.
Luckily, security – and some people in the front row – were there to help McGraw get back to his feet as he waved to the cheering fans in the crowd. Tour staff then escorted the “I Like It, I Love It” singer to the stage where he then performed with Dustin Lynch and Ryan Hurd.
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McGraw’s return to the stage follows his starring role on Paramount+ Yellowstone prequel, 1883 — on which his wife, hill of faithalso played.
It’s no surprise the music stars had incredible chemistry on the show as husband and wife James and Margaret Dutton, given their frequent collabs, touring and real-life romance, which has spanned more than two decades.
After meeting in Nashville in 1994, the couple married in October 1996 and have since toured side by side and recorded several albums together. They also share three daughters: Grace, 25, Maggie, 24, and Aubrey, 24.
In October 2021, McGraw and Hill, 54, shared tributes via Instagram to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
“25 years later and it’s still the best day of my life. Thank you for taking this journey with me. Love you Faith,” the “Over and Over” singer captioned an Instagram video, explaining that the proposal took “a few times” before Hill said yes. He remembers proposing at a festival.
“They had these trailers installed. I’m getting ready to go on stage, and I had this kind of case that had this big mirror in it. She’s standing there, and we’re talking, and I said, ‘Listen, let’s get married,'” the three-time Grammy winner recalled in the video. “And she said, ‘Are you asking me to marry you at a country music festival in a trailer?’ And I said, “Well, that’s about enough if you think about it.” She goes, ‘Are you serious?’ And I said, ‘Well, yeah, I’m serious.’ “
Before she could respond, McGraw had to take the stage. When he returned to his dressing room after his performance, the “This Kiss” singer was not there, but on the mirror he said, “Yes! I’m going to be your wife,” written in lipstick.
Ahead of 1883’s release in December 2021, the “It’s Your Love” singers opened up about their longtime bond.
“We were in bed last night talking for two hours because we were so caught up in the moment we almost couldn’t even remember it,” McGraw said. Parade reviewed at the time. “I was like, ‘This is amazing. How many married couples are lucky enough to be doing what we’re doing right now?’
The five-time Grammy winner agreed, adding, “We’re together all the time, and I know no matter what, I’m his biggest cheerleader and he’s mine.”