"We were in the dressing room, here, June 26, 1996," McGraw says in the clip, recorded this past June. "And it was raining and stuff and we'd been on tour for a while together, and I joked around with her about getting married. And so I said... I looked at her, grabbed her by the hand, and dropped forward [on my knees] onstage. She had already done her show. And I said, 'I'm really serious. I want you to marry me.'"
According to McGraw, Hill initially laughed off the proposal. "She said, 'We're at a country music festival in a trailer house, and you're asking me to marry you?' And I said, 'Yeah.' So I went onstage."
It didn't take long for Hill to have a change of heart. "I had in my dressing room... this foldout case that had a mirror in it that was my dressing armoire," McGraw recalled. "I still have it to this day. When I came back offstage, [I saw] a Sharpie with lipstick kisses all over it, saying, 'Yes! I'm gonna be your wife.' It had, 'I love you' with big lipstick kisses. And this is the place right here."