Tim McGraw’s latest single, “Highway Don’t Care,” is already in the Top 5 at country radio. The song features Taylor Swift along with Keith Urban on guitar and Tim knew right away that he wanted Taylor on the song.
“It just fit her voice perfectly,” Tim said. I’ve wanted to do a song with Taylor for a long time. What made it even more perfect, it’s not any sort of love interest, what her part is in the song. It’s a third-person narrative that comes through from this radio. That made it a really neat way to introduce somebody else into your song.”
As for bringing in Keith to play guitar, he is someone Tim had wanted to work with for years. “I’m a huge fan of Keith’s,” Tim said. “Every time we’d run into each other it was like, ‘Have we found a song? Have we found a song?’ and we just never found a song that was right.”
Even though Keith doesn’t sing on the track, Tim is thrilled with his contribution. “I love his guitar playing,” he said. “I mean, I’d love to sing a song with him as well, but this song just seemed perfect for him on the guitar. When I sent it over to him, he tore it up. He really laid something great down.”