Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban’s “Highway Don’t Care”: Hear The Country Ballad

Sam Lansky | February 5, 2013 11:52 am

So, when you think Tim McGraw, what do you think of? Down the road, it’ll probably be the just-leaked McGraw collaboration with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care,” a swoony country midtempo with a soaring chorus. Both crooners sound twangy and emotive, but it’s Swift’s vocals that really shine: They’re breathy, light and airier than anything on Red.

It’s a lot of country wattage for one song, but together, they carry it effectively; whether or not it’ll catch on at pop radio remains to be seen, but after the marked crossover sound of Swift’s last album, it’s a good gamble to put her squarely back in country’s sights. Listen after the jump. 

Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban — “Highway Don’t Care”

Do you love the new country collab? Let us know in the comments, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter, then read the song’s full lyrics over at Directlyrics.com.