Tim McGraw recently appeared on an episode of Essentials Radio on Apple Music, telling host Alecia Davis he was almost killed by Keith Urban’s guitar while performing “Highway Don’t Care.”
While reflecting on his most memorable hits and career moments, the country staple said of his performance with Urban and Taylor Swift at the 2013 ACMs, “[We’re] at the front of the stage, and Keith does this big guitar thing, and he swings the neck of his guitar out and misses my face by millimeters.”
“I didn’t flinch, and we ended the song and I walked off and said, ‘Man, you almost killed me,’ McGraw said. “[…}and he didn’t even notice that he had done it. You can go back and look at it now. You can see where it just barely missed me. He could’ve killed me.
Regardless, the three-time Grammy winner laughed off the moment.
“But it would have been pretty good to be knocked out by Keith Urban’s guitar. I would’ve taken that,” he said.