Luke Combs’ first time meeting Tim McGraw was short and not so sweet

Tim McGraw and Luke Combs performing at CMA Fest 2019 (Photo via YouTube)

Have you ever had an awkward run-in with someone famous? Or maybe your first meeting with a boss at work or some other person you hoped to impress didn’t go exactly as planned. Well if you have then just know that you’re in good company because Luke Combs says his first meeting with Tim McGraw was, let’s just say, less than impressive.

Before last year’s CMA Awards, Combs sat down for an interview and told about his first time running into Tim McGraw. The singer says it all happened at a previous CMA Awards when he was trying to hurry to the bathroom before his category was called. That’s when he says he ran into Tim McGraw in the hallway and all he could manage to say was, “Hey man, you’re Tim McGraw.”

Nope, no, “Hey, buddy, I like your hat,” or, “Faith is looking mighty fine tonight,” or anything like that. Just, “hey man, you’re Tim McGraw.”

Awkward … and relatable.

“He just looked at me, and I just ran to the bathroom and he never said anything” explained the “Hurricane” singer. “We’ve still never met, so that’s the only time I’ve ever spoken to Tim McGraw. I’ve never been spoken to by Tim McGraw, but I have spoken to Tim McGraw, and I said that he was Tim McGraw.”

“That was probably not my best moment.”

Too funny! Of course, the pair did finally get the chance to meet properly and even performed together at this year’s CMA Fest, so all’s well that ends well. Hopefully Luke was able to make a little more meaningful conversation this go around.


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