For the first time since 2014, when they teamed up for Tim McGraw’s Top Ten hit “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” McGraw and Faith Hill returned to the ACM Awards stage for the television debut of their soulful ballad “Speak to a Girl.”
The long-married country stars took the crowd to charm school with the impassioned duet, reminding men about their P’s and Q’s: “She just wants you to say what you mean and mean everything you’re saying.” The pair were clearly energized by the crowd as they approached each other from opposite sides of the stage leaning into the song’s stirring message and sharing an excited hug and kiss at the conclusion.
“Speak to a Girl” is the first single from the power couple’s impending album of duets. A title and release date for the LP have yet to be announced, but it will mark the first project under their respective separate contracts signed with Sony Music earlier this year. Future releases on the label will also include solo albums from both artists. On Friday, April 7th, the pair will kick off the latest iteration of their Soul2Soul Tour in New Orleans, Louisiana. First launched in 2000, the upcoming trek is slated to run for seven months.