Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Absent From 2015 ACM Awards

Country superstar couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill missed the Guinness World record breaking 50th Annual ACM Awards Sunday. What would cause the “Live Like You Were Dying” singer to miss such a huge event? His desire to support his wife and join her at the premier of her new movie, Dixieland, at the Tribeca Film Festival, according to Taste of Country.

Hill plays the role of Arletta — the mother of a young man who is released from prison and falls for a troubled girl next door, who is played by Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough. This is the 47-year-old singer’s first big screen appearance since her 2004 Stepford Wives role. While her hubby has starred in several movies, this will be her second. Stunning as always, the blonde beauty graced the red carpet in a fitted black, sleeveless dress and debuted a sleek, new pixie cut. McGraw shared his excitement for his wife on Twitter.

Her husband is in the midst of heated controversy with gun-rights activists over his participation in a Sandy Hook fundraiser, as reported by the Inquisitr. Some of the fallout is carrying over to her, as well, with angered gun supporters lashing out at the pair on her Facebook page.

“No longer a fan for his backing of anti-gun groups! Now I won’t even purchase Faith Hill music because of the shared household income.”

Others share their support.

“I applaud Tim for standing strong for children. As an old country song says, ‘You have to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything’. Anyone who puts their concern for gun safety and children’s lives stand tall in my book.”

Tim was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and is performing tonight at the Time 100 Gala in New York. Some of the other honorees include Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, and Julianna Margulies. The father of 3 will apparently be accompanied by wife and daughters, as he shared that dress shopping for the event was a family affair.

Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour kicks off in June in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is starring in a movie along side George Clooney — Tomorrowland — coming out in May.

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