During a virtual appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan, country superstar Tim McGraw spoke about road-tripping this summer with his wife and fellow country star, Faith Hill, and their daughter.
McGraw, along with many other musicians, was unable to safely tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The artist was forced to cancel his 2020 Here on Earth Tour earlier this year for the sake of everyone’s health and safety. Since he had more time to spend with his family, they used their free time to hit the road.
“We’ve been home a lot. We’re homebodies anyway,” McGraw said. “Faith and I like to stay at home, and we don’t get out much. But we did some road trips this summer.”
The famous country musicians share three daughters together. McGraw said that the couple and their youngest daughter, Audrey Caroline, packed into the family’s fifteen-year-old Cadillac Escalade for their road trip. The group hit the road visiting their two oldest daughters, Gracie and Maggie Elizabeth, who both live in California.
“One is down in L.A. and ones up in Palo Alto,” McGraw says of his eldest children.
“We don’t want to fly. Don’t want to do all of that, and, of course, we weren’t touring or anything, so we had a little bit of time,” he explains. “We went the southern way and spent a little while in L.A. And then drove up to Palo Alto and visited our other daughter, and then we took the northern route home. We did that like three times this summer.”
McGraw Calls the Road Trip a “Blessing”
Although McGraw and Hill enjoyed the road trips, the singer called it a “drawback” for the married couple’s youngest daughter. Audrey graduated from high school earlier this year. However, with everything shut down because of the pandemic, she’s been stuck quarantining with her famous parents since March.
“Audrey turns 19 in December, and she’s about to leave the house. She’s been stuck with us her senior year,” McGraw said in the interview. “She graduated this year from high school. So her senior year – all the way from March when the world, sort of, changed –she’s been stuck with us pretty much solid the whole time.”
Evidently, Audrey has made it clear to her parents that she’s more than ready to leave the nest. However, her dad refers to the extra time he got to spend with his youngest daughter as a “blessing.”
“A kid’s senior year, you don’t get to spend that much time with them,” McGraw admits. “They’re so busy, especially toward the end of the year, and they’re gearing up for college and leaving and doing all of that stuff. So, for us, it was great that we got to spend that time with her and have her hang at home and take these road trips.”
“But for her, I think by this time now, when we walk into the room, she takes a big sigh and looks at us with disgust,” he joked. “I mean, she’s so over us now and wants to get away.”
Earlier this week, McGraw and Hill celebrated their wedding anniversary on Oct. 6. The happy couple have been married now for 24 years.
[H/T Taste of Country]