Tim McGraw and Faith Hill began their Soul2Soul residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas over the weekend. A packed house watched the couple volley hits back and forth at each other between the emotional duets that made the original Soul2Soul Tour so popular. Fortunately for fans who couldn't make it, what they say isn't true -- everything that happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. 

These photos of McGraw and Hill from their debut in Vegas show the elaborate staging the two built inside the Venetian. A review in Las Vegas Review-Journal said the show felt like an arena show inside an intimate theater. However, the reviewer also pointed out that the couple's banter back and forth and with the crowd could stand to get better during the remainder of the 10 weekends they'll play through April 2013. They will return to the stage this weekend before taking a month off.

Jeff Bottari, Getty Images
Jeff Bottari, Getty Images
Jeff Bottari, Getty Images
Jeff Bottari, Getty Images
Jeff Bottari, Getty Images