Faith Hill Returns To Event For First Time In Over A Decade

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw swapped the road for the ranch when they joined "1883," Taylor Sheridan's prequel to hit western drama "Yellowstone." As People notes, the country icons play husband and wife team James and Margaret Dutton on the show, the great-grandparents of Kevin Costner's character, John Dutton. 

Although sharing the screen for the first time was obviously super-romantic, Hill made it clear they separated fact from fiction while shooting the show. "We have made it a point not to work on our scenes together until we're on set," Hill revealed. "It's important that we react to one another naturally as characters, not as husband and wife." 

Hill did find it awkward filming love scenes with her husband for "1883," though. The couple has been married 25 years and shares three grown-up daughters. In an interview on "The Late Show," Hill admitted to host Stephen Colbert that "1883" came around at just the right time because they were freaking out about facing up to their reality as empty nesters. "Thank god for this project," the country star shared (via YouTube). 

Although the show marks an exciting new chapter for Hill and McGraw, she's courting headlines in her own right after being confirmed for an award show that's all about music. 

Faith Hill and Isabel May are presenting together at the CMT Awards

The CMT Music Awards are set to take over Music City, and fans have one major reason to be excited about this year's event. People confirm that Faith Hill will be gracing the stage for the first time in over a decade, alongside her "1883" co-star, Isabel May. The lovable duo is presenting the video of the year award, the most coveted gong of the night. Moreover, the last time Hill appeared at the CMTs was all the way back in 2010, so anticipation for her return is high.

Their official Instagram account shared the news with an image taken from "1883," captioning it, "Next stop: Nashville." Although Hill is predominantly known as a singer-songwriter, her move into acting on the "Yellowstone" spinoff has worked out incredibly well. As she told Deadline of the harsh working conditions and long shooting days, "We were so committed and believed in the story so much. It's the truth. We wanted to do whatever it took to make it happen."

However, working alongside her husband Tim McGraw wasn't the main pull of playing tough-as-nails Margaret Dutton. As Hill admitted in an interview with Variety, "She reminds me of my mom," who "was one of the strongest women I ever have encountered in my life." May, meanwhile, plays her on-screen daughter, Elsa. The actor told The Wrap she hoped to have a relationship like Hill and McGraw's herself someday.