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Tim McGraw Felt Apprehensive about His Name Appearing in Taylor Swift's Song 'Still Cool?'

Annette Shadeya
Jan 22, 2021
09:50 A.M.
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Tim McGraw, while talking on "Apple Music's Essential Music Radio," where he was a guest, detailed his apprehensiveness when he first heard his name being used in a Taylor Swift's song.


Tim McGraw talked to Alecia Davis in an episode of "Essential Music Radio" that went live on Tuesday, admitting he was a little nervous about the reason behind Taylor Swift's chart-topping song using his name as the title track.

McGraw revealed that while he liked the song, he slipped into a rut, wondering about the terrible possibilities of why the song was named after him. A big reason -his age. McGraw then wondered if he was still cool.

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McGraw, 53, began to conclude that he had reached the stage in his career where people sang about him. The country music star's fears were put to rest when Swift said the song was inspired by him and was not about him.

McGraw went on to add that learning the song was written by Swift when she was in 7th-grade made him feel a little better knowing the song was written when Swift was much younger.

''She was in her seventh-grade math class when she wrote the song, so it made me feel a little bit better about that because she was so young writing it.”


McGraw has gone on to be Swift's biggest fan. Swift even opened for him and his wife, country music star, Faith Hill on their "Soul2soul" tour and even joined Keith Urban on McGraw's hit song "Highway Don't Care."

McGraw has praised the country music star, turned pop princess, for the unique way she connects to fans. The star has praised Swift's songwriting abilities and her intuition, finally declaring her the greatest artist of our time.

McGraw has recently released new music with Taylor Hubbard.


Swift began her career in the 2000s, releasing her first album in 2006. The self-titled album featured, of course, the song "Tim McGraw" and other hits like "Teardrops on My Guitar," which clinched top 40 lists.

Swift achieved top-selling albums. In 2009 she won a Grammy and was nominated for MTV's best music video for "You Belong With Me." The event was wrought with notoriety after Kanye West interrupted the win, saying:

"Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you. I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!"


Swift, however, has put the event behind her by using her songwriting capabilities. In many songs, the pop star writes about her experiences with her famous loves, public break-ups, and that Kanye incident.

McGraw has also inspired another musical lady- his daughter. The country star's daughter Gracie often posts her singing on her Instagram page. Gracie hopes to become a musical actress and perform on Broadway one day.


McGraw has recently released new music with Taylor Hubbard. Their song, ''Undivided'' seeks to send a message to their listeners about being considerate of one another. The pair were inspired by the tense 2020 atmosphere.

McGraw has explained that the song is not political but is a reminder of the social contract we share. The song is about unity. The pair hope the song will remind people to treat others with consideration.


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