Tim McGraw, Faith Hill going on tour together -- and they're playing in Atlanta

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill going on tour together

NASHVILLE — Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are going on tour together for the first time in a decade, country music’s most famous married couple revealed to fans Tuesday evening in Nashville.

Hill and McGraw announced their Soul2Soul World Tour 2017 at the start of their first ever performance at Music City's historic Ryman Auditorium.

"OK, so we are going back on the road, on tour," Hill told a capacity crowd at the Ryman. "We are going to go from side to side, south to north, all the way around the globe."

The announcement came after they performed their duet, It's Your Love, a it for the duo in 1997.

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This is the third Soul2Soul tour for the couple and marks the 10th anniversary of their Soul2Soul II Tour, which grossed more than $100 million, making it the highest grossing country tour of all time.

The 65-city Soul2Soul the World Tour 2017 will kick off April 7 in New Orleans and wind its way to Nashville on Aug. 4 for a show at Bridgestone Arena. It makes its way to Philips Arena in Atlanta on April 22.

Ticket presales for the tour start Friday for American Express cardholders and fan club members. After that, tickets for the tour will go on sale in waves through Ticketmaster.

The couple, who celebrates their 20th wedding anniversary this week, were also revealed as key advisers for NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday night and are set to receive their stars on Music City Walk of Fame in a ceremony that begins at 11:30 a.m. CT Wednesday.

The surprise tour announcement itself took place during a surprise show, announced only a day earlier. Billed initially under the names "Sam and Audrey," the concert was revealed as McGraw and Hill during a Monday morning radio broadcast. Tickets, priced at just $20 to coincide with the years the couple have been married, sold out in roughly 12 minutes.

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