And recently, the “Humble and Kind” artist reflected on the impact the “This Kiss” singer has had on his life both personally and professionally.
“I guarantee you, had I not gotten married to Faith at 29 years old, A, I probably would’ve ran my career into the ground,” he told Zane Lowe in an Apple Music released Aug. 24, “and B—well, I would’ve died or ran my career into the ground, one or the other, and it wouldn’t have ever been where it’s at now.”
Lowe then asked McGraw—who’s spoken about his battle with alcohol and how he’s been sober since 2008—about how long Hill “put up with the wild years” before he made a change.
“Well, I don’t know if the maturity’s occurred yet, but she put up with it for a while because I was pretty sneaky about it for a while,” the three-time Grammy winner shared. “But it was just overdoing stuff….I think when the kids got old enough that they could notice things is when she finally said, ‘You’ve got to figure this out.'”