This article was originally posted on April 28, 2017.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are busy burning up stages across the country on their third installment of the Soul2Soul Tour. At a recent stop in Charleston, S.C., the country couple proved they know their way around a classic, soulful pop song. At an April 21 show, Tim and Faith tackled the 1986 Aretha Franklin/George Michael duet “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me).”
The pair starts out on opposite sides of the stage, inching closer together as the song builds. The couple wowed the crowd by channeling two of the greatest voices in pop music.
The song was a smash hit for Aretha Franklin and the late George Michael, who passed away last year. It was originally included on Aretha Franklin’s 1986 album Aretha. Franklin and Michael won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.
Watch the performance below.
Fans attending Tim and Faith’s Soul2Soul Tour can expect a healthy does of killer duets. The husband and wife duo are currently working on their first duet album. The couple recently debuted “Break First,” a powerful song about a couple nearing a breaking point. Their recently released “Speak To a Girl,” a call to respect women, is already rising on the country charts.
There’s no word yet on whether the new record will include any cover songs. Maybe a classic country duet like “Islands in the Stream” or “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”? Or a Johnny and June number? Anything these two do is sure to turn heads.
Catch more Tim McGraw and Faith Hill moments as the Soul2Soul Tour rolls on through October, with artists such as Margo Price, Brent Cobb and Brandy Clark joining as opening acts. You can find more information on the tour here.