When you think Tim McGraw, you probably think Taylor Swift too.
Her first single, “Tim McGraw,” had a big moment on Saturday night thanks to a special appearance by McGraw himself, along with Faith Hill. The country music power couple joined Swift in Nashville — where it all began for her — and fans went absolutely nuts.
Swift sang the first half of the love song with Hill, before introducing “the actual Tim McGraw” to finish it off in front of the sold out crowd.
Swift first wrote the song in high school, and since then has performed other material with McGraw and Hill over the years as her career has taken off. She even opened for the couple on tour in 2007, which made this Nashville moment a special one.
The significance of it all sunk in with fans during and after the show, and many tweeted excitedly about the performance.
In 2006, A 16 y.o girl named Taylor Swift, wishing to be a big artist, released her debut single named “Tim McGraw”.
And Today After 12 years, THAT SAME GIRL sang THAT SONG with THE PERSON whom she named the song after, Tim McGraw… for the first time!
I’m not crying, you’re😭
— aryan♡ (@RoarlikeSwift) August 26, 2018
there was once a very brave girl who went up to Tim Mcgraw and introduced herself, her name was Taylor Swift. She then went to be the opening act of Tim and his wife, Faith Hill. In 2018, Tim and Faith are guests at Taylor’s show, in her stadium tour. Y’all mind if I cry? pic.twitter.com/BdmpAdPNQI
— vicky (@IKTayWT) August 26, 2018
Taylor first single: Tim McGraw
Nashville: The city where it all began.
Taylor opened for: Tim McGraw
TAYLOR IS SINGING WITH TIM MCGRAW IN FRONT OF A SOLD OUT STADIUM IN NASHVILLE.
— Ashley King(REP TOUR 16 TIMES💁🏼♀️🙈) (@Ashzash) August 26, 2018
me: hurt me
him: Tim McGraw was the first song Taylor swift ever released and she started her career opening up for his tour
me: I know but-
him: tonight she sung it to over 50,000 people in Nashville and brought him up as her special guest
me, crying: stop
— crystal ☾ (@swiftistrouble) August 26, 2018
Until the next time this magical moment happens, we’ll just be watching this classic on loop.