"Faith can be two minutes before going on stage and she can take one of the kids to the back room and sit down and have a talk with her, and then walk right out on stage and do her thing," says Tim. "I’m more of a method kind of guy. I have to spend an hour before a show pacing and not talking too much to anybody."
"That’s a guy thing," says Faith.
"[I have to] get in on my zone," says Tim, "and [it's] the same thing with doing a movie. If I’m doing a movie I have to get kind of locked into it. So we’re just learning that through the years about each other--how we work is what’s important, too."
McGraw could not be reached for comment at the event, but a member of his staff said after the concert that he and band members were leaving Rayville quickly in order to make it to another performance.
Charlie Linker of Pensecola, Fla., came to the concert with several friends. The guys were working construction near Alexandria and secured a hotel room in Monroe to attend the event."Parking was horrendous, and the location wasn't very clear," Linker said. "But we came to see Faith Hill. We met up with friends here just to listen to music in a country setting."