(CNN)Tim McGraw did not feel like a spring chicken when he learned that Taylor Swift was naming a song named after him.

As you may recall, Swift’s debut single, “Tim McGraw,” was released in 2006 off her self-titled album.”I thought, have I gotten to that age now to where they’re singing songs about me? Does that mean I’ve jumped the shark a bit? Is everything still cool?” he told Apple Music Country. But then he changed his tune.”And then I realized that somebody had told me that she was in her seventh-grade math class when she wrote the song, so it made me feel a little bit better about that because she was so young writing it. So I didn’t feel like I was that terribly old,” he said.Read MoreIt ended up being the beginning of a friendship that led to them collaborating on McGraw’s 2013 song, “Highway Don’t Care.”Since then, Swift has gone on to become one of the biggest names in music.

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