Soul2Soul: my review of Tim and Faith’s Vegas show

Tim McGraw Soul2Soul Venetian Vegas

Tim McGraw: photo courtesy of Venetian


Country music is having somewhat of a moment here in Las Vegas. Concerts, of course, have always come through town — and Garth Brooks had a successful run at Wynn. But this month, Shania Twain opened at the Colosseum, the first country crooner to do so. And the very next week, power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill started a limited run of Soul2Soul at Venetian. As you can imagine, the Shania vs Tim and Faith debate has been a hot topic all over town! Strangely, both Shania and Faith are hitting the stage after a few years off. So these were huge nights for these two lovely ladies. But aside from that, these shows couldn’t be more different. Which one did I like best? And was I in the majority?

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Daydream of the Week: Tim has Faith in Soul2Soul

Faith Hill Tim McGraw VegasI live in Vegas and don’t gamble, not so much as playing a dollar on the slot machines. But I would bet everything that I am not the only one who is totally overwhelmed this time of year. So please excuse my sporadic blogging — I have some amazing adventures coming up that I can’t wait to share! In the meantime, the Las Vegas Strip has caught country fever, starting with the great Shania Twain. And I confess, I am its biggest cheerleader. I took this photo of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw a few months ago, but I just this past weekend went to their Soul2Soul show at Venetian, during their premiere weekend. I promise to send along my review shortly. But in the meantime, I wanted to whet your appetite. Life has been hectic in Sin City, and all this fun has meant no time for writing. But just you wait — there is so much fun to come!!

Personally welcoming Shania Twain to Vegas

Abby Tegnelia Shania Twain Opening NightI don’t hide the fact that one of my favorite parts about living in Las Vegas is that I get to go to so many amazing shows. The Colosseum especially has delivered some amazing nights, from Rod Stewart‘s premiere to meeting the great Celine Dion. But one thing I never saw coming: country! Leave it to Shania Twain to make that happen. After eight years off the stage, let me tell you, she came back with a bang! Her show Shania: Still the One exceeded all of my expectations. And THEN, I was honored to co-host her “welcome to Las Vegas” party with Vegas magazine, of which I am the editor. The cover she did for us was gorgeous! This photo isn’t the best of me at all, but she looks stunning, and that’s all that matters. It was definitely HER night! Shania Twain Las Vegas is going to kill it — in fact, since all of her shows sold out, they’ve already added 12 new ones for next spring.

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