“Tim McGraw” is considered Taylor Swift’s first single ever. Released in 2006, as the first single of debut album ‘Taylor Swift,’ “Tim McGraw” became a massive hit in Country charts and among fans. The instantly brought the limelight on to Taylor Swift and helped immensely throughout the boom of her career. Even after 12 years since release, ‘Tim McGraw” still has not lost its appeal.
Taylor Swift spoke about the inspiration behind “Tim McGraw” in an interview:
“I wrote the song in my freshman year of high school. I was dating a guy who was about to go off to college. I knew we were going to break up so I started thinking of all the things that I knew would remind him of me. Surprisingly, the first thing that came to mind was that my favorite country artist is Tim McGraw.” – Taylor Swift
So we know the song is not for Tim McGraw himself, but her boyfriend at the time.
Country legend Faith Hill, too, joined Taylor Swift and McGraw in performing this hit single.
Watch Taylor Swift Perform “Tim McGraw” Live in Nashville
Several music legends have appeared on Taylor’s ‘Reputation Tour’ throughout its course so far. Bryan Adams performing “Summer of 69” and Robbie Williams performing “Angels” were special moments from the tour.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation Tour’ is one of the highest grossing concerts of 2018, and possibly in recent history. The tour took to England, Netherland, Canada and is now back in the USA. For the next leg of the tour, Taylor will head to Australia and then to Japan for the final few concerts. You can follow the tour stops on the official Taylor Swift website.
It was a surreal moment to have been fortunate enough to witness this moment live in Nashville-Taylor’s hometown. Her first ever song sung at her pinnacle of success reminds us that she has not forgotten her roots.
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