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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 3 - Summer - Tyson Beckford

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ETHAN MILLER/GETTY IMAGES Country's sexiest couple reminded men how to speak to a girl when they debuted their new single in Vegas at the ACM Awards in April. the pair rehearsed for more than a year and "built in a few surprises." Faith does a solo set that McGraw says is "flat smoking every night" and they've pleasantly shocked concertgoers with unexpected tracks like the Aretha Franklin/ George Michael duet, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)." The McGraw-Hills have kept a few other balls in the air, like debuting their girl-power duet "Speak to a Girl" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April. It was just a taste of the couple's first duets album, to be released later this year. "Individually, the music we were making was going well," explains McGraw. "So the timing was never right for a duet album. And, in retro- spect, I'm glad we waited. As artists, you hope that songs that carry weight and have a message that is bigger than the artist find their way to you. When those songs come along, you feel privileged." Devotees of the couple's very different approaches to country music can expect to hear a few musical favorites during their show at T-Mobile Arena in July, and maybe a couple of tunes the two sang during their hugely popular two-year residency at Venetian in 2012. "Faith makes me a better singer," says McGraw. "I'm a Nascar and she's an Indy Car. I'm a quarterhorse and she's a thoroughbred. When we're onstage together, I have to bring my A-game." July 13, T-Mobile Arena; . 42  VEGASMAGAZINE.COM SCENE PERFORMANCE

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