January 6, 2006

McGraw, Hill team for another tour

By Ray Waddell

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Husband and wife country stars Tim
McGraw and Faith Hill are putting the finishing touches on a
reprise of their Soul II Soul tour, sources told Billboard.com.

The co-headlining arena tour will begin April 21 and will
run through Labor Day, with a total of about 70 dates in the

Venues will be configured in-the-round; the production will
be an "evening with" format, with no supporting acts booked.
McGraw and Hill last toured together in 2000, grossing nearly
$50 million and drawing close to 950,000 people to 63 shows
reported to Billboard Boxscore, 60 of which were sell-outs.

McGraw has not released a new studio album since 2004's
"Live Like You Were Dying." But he snared a Grammy nomination
with Hill for best country collaboration with vocals for "Like
We Never Loved at All," from Hill's 2005 effort, "Fireflies."

Hill also earned a best country album Grammy nod for that
set, as well as a best female country vocal performance
nomination for the single "Mississippi Girl."