Tim McGraw is recalling the moment he asked for help getting sober. The “I Like It, I Love It” singer opened up in a new essay for Esquire about turning to his wife, fellow country superstar Faith Hill, about his drinking. He wrote, “I remember a moment when I was getting out of bed and going to the liquor cabinet and taking a big shot at 8:00 in the morning and thinking, ‘I have to wake the kids up.’ I went straight to my wife and said, ‘This is where I’m at.’

McGraw shared that he was “scared,” but that Hill “just grabbed me and hugged me and changed my life.”

McGraw and Hill married in 1996 and share three daughters, Gracie, 24, Maggie, 23, and Audrey, 19. The couple, who have collaborated often on music, will next star together in the prequel to the Paramount+ series Yellowstone, titled 1883.

This isn’t the first time the artist has spoken about how his spouse helped him see the light. In 2019, he spoke to Hoda Kotb on the Today show about how Hill helped reign in his rockstar tendencies.