They’ve recorded and released a great number of duets in previous years, but Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have finally teamed up for the long haul on their first-ever joint album, The Rest of Our Life. After chugging along on their successful Soul2Soul Tour and gaining speed from their latest collaboration, “Speak to a Girl,” the iconic country couple decided now was the time to create a project with one another to add to each of their collections respectively. McGraw and Hill also decided to celebrate the career announcement by sharing the title track of the record to country radio. “We are excited to announce our new album and new single, ‘The Rest Of Our Life.’ We appreciate all our fans and thank you for being a part of our journey,” McGraw captioned his Instagram post about the album.
McGraw and Hill are slated to release The Rest of Our Life on November 17. The Rest of Our Life track list:
The Rest of Our Life (Ed Sheeran/Amy Wadge/Johnny McDaid/Steve Mac) Telluride (Jon Randall/Jessi Alexander) The Bed We Made (Lori McKenna/Liz Rose/Hillary Lindsey) Cowboy Lullaby (Brett James/Brett Beavers) Break First (Emily Weisband/Ashley Gorley/Jerry Flowers) Love Me to Lie (Hayley Warner/Maureen McDonald/Nathan Chapman) Sleeping in the Stars (Jaida Dreyer/Mark Irwin/Gareth Dunlop) Damn Good at Holding On (Lori McKenna/Barry Dean) Devil Callin’ Me Back (Jesse Frasure/Ben Caver/Nolan Sipe) Speak to a Girl (Shy Carter/Dave Gibson/Joe Spargur) Roll the Dice (Shy Carter/Bobby Hammrick/James LeBlanc/Meghan Trainor)
The Rest of Our Life features 11 tracks sung by the power couple, and many feature huge songwriting credits throughout all of music. Pop singer Ed Sheeran contributed a track, as well as Meghan Trainor and other Nashville names like Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey earn credits throughout the project.
The couple will continue through the rest of their Soul2Soul Tour together until the end of October before preparing for the release of their new record.
When you read the story of the New Testament Church, you tend to get caught up in its explosive growth and amazing miracles. But here’s a component you shouldn’t miss: ‘No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had…There were no needy persons among them…those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money…and it was distributed to anyone as he had need’ (vv. 32-35). You say, ‘If I just had more money I’d be happy.’ You might feel more secure and have fewer worries, but you wouldn’t necessarily be happier. In the Journal of Happiness Studies, researchers looked at what distinguished quite happy people from less happy people. One factor consistently separated those two groups. It’s not about how much money you have; it’s not about your health, security, attractiveness, IQ, or career success.
What distinguishes consistently happy people from less happy people is the presence of rich, deep, joy-producing, life-changing, meaningful relationships. Social researcher Robert Putnam writes: ‘The single most common finding from a half-century’s research on life satisfaction, not only in the U.S. but around the world, is that happiness is best predicted by the breadth and depth of one’s social connections.’ But you can know a lot of people without really being known by any of them, and end up lonely.
Those folks in the New Testament Church got it right: it’s in sharing with one another spiritually, emotionally, financially, and relationally that you achieve your highest level of joy.
Prayer Heavenly Father,
thank You for putting into my life people I am able to share life with.
People who know You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
The above devotion was written/compiled from multiple sources by
Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities and author of WORD Bible Studies.