“Tim McGraw,” which Taylor wrote in her freshman math class, was her debut single and first-ever published song. At the time, she was dating a senior named Drew Dunlap and believed they would break up before he left for college, so she wrote this song hoping to memorialize their time together.
The Tim McGraw song in question was 2004’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothin'.” Taylor got to perform the song for a crowd Tim was in at the 2007 ACMs. The two later collaborated on Tim’s 2013 track “Highway Don’t Care.”
In 2018 Taylor also performed “Tim McGraw” live with Faith Hill and TimMcGraw himself during the Nashville leg of her reputation tour!