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Sunday, November 26, 2006
Lon Helps Taylor Swift Talk To Tim McGraw
Ever since Taylor Swift released her debut single, "Tim McGraw," the most-asked question she's received is "have you heard from Tim?" Up until now, Taylor only received indirect messages from Mr. McGraw.
But last week, Taylor received direct confirmation from the superstar himself. Tim was co-hosting the nationally syndicated CMT's Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton. When Lon reached #10 in the chart, he asked Tim what he thought the first time he heard the song. Tim replied, "It was awesome. I didn't know if I should take it as a compliment, or if I should feel old." At that point, Lon said, "Well let's find out. Taylor Swift, is it a compliment, or because he's old?" Taylor responded, "Definitely it was meant as a compliment." The two chatted about the song for about 4 minutes, and their entire conversation can be heard next weekend, December 2-3, on CMT's Country Countdown USA. Judging from their first conversation, it sounds like a friendship has been born (..at least that is how Big Machine's John Zarling heard it..).