Faith Hill notched a massive hit with “Breathe” in 1999, but as it turns out, she’s much better at taking breath away.

Faith’s superstar hubby Tim McGraw chatted with CMT After MidNite affiliate Go Country 105 in Los Angeles, California about how his wife left him breathless during their recent performance together at the ACM Awards.

“I looked at her like that because she stunned me when she walked out ‘cause she looked so beautiful. She didn’t let me see the dress,” Tim says. “She purposefully didn’t let me see it so when she came out it threw me off guard.”

The country couple performed Tim’s new single “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” a heartfelt new tune from Tim’s forthcoming new album Sundown Heaven Town.

Tim and Faith celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary this October.