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.”
The duo also took a moment to sit down and speak with the crowd. Though they didn’t field any questions, they spoke about the most common questions they get asked. “We always get asked what was the music we heard first, who influenced us,” Hill said.
Rather than answer it, the duo then sing a few of their main influences – Hill sang George Strait; McGraw sang The Eagles.
“I love doing other people’s music, better than my own,” McGraw joked.
With few bells and whistles, the show puts the focus squarely on it’s two superstars, and considering the rousing ovations McGraw and Hill received Saturday, that’s perfectly fine with their fans.