During a tense concert exchange, Tim McGraw leaps offstage to confront hecklers

Tim McGraw took matters into his own hands after fans chastised him for forgetting the lyrics to one of his hits at a live concert, and he had a heated exchange with the audience


October 13, 2021


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The award-winning country singer is used to rousing acclaim from his fans, but he received a few whistles during his live act at the Nugget Event Center in Reno, Nevada, over the weekend.

The “Here on Earth” singer was heckled on stage on Saturday, Oct. 9, after he skipped a beat—or, more specifically, after he forgot the lyrics to one of his most popular songs. Tim not only messed up the lyrics to “Just to See You Smile,” but fans also thought he sounded strange. The 54-year-old artist jumped off the stage and had a tense encounter with his followers when a few concertgoers expressed their displeasure.

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Bryan Ashlock, who was present at the show, posted a video of the altercation on Instagram. Tim can be seen puffing out his chest and directing his attention to those calling him out in the video, which was posted on Tuesday, Oct. 12.


When the musician attempted to approach the hecklers, he was pushed back by what appeared to be security guards. He returned to the stage later and began performing “Where the Green Grass Grows.”

It’s unclear from the Instagram video what Tim said to the supporters in the heat of the moment. According to TMZ, the singer addressed his performance gaffe by telling the audience that he had been filming the Yellowstone prequel for 48 hours straight, which he claimed was the cause of his blunder.

This isn’t the first time the “Shotgun Rider” singer has been embroiled in controversy during a performance. During a joint event in Lafayette in 2007, his 25-year-old wife, Faith Hill, accosted a woman. A woman apparently groped Tim’s privates after he grazed hands with a few ecstatic supporters, prompting Faith to yell.  “Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend. You don’t go grabbin’ somebody else’s, somebody’s husband’s balls, you understand me? That’s very disrespectful.”

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