Tim McGraw paid his condolences yesterday (1/19) afternoon on Instagram after he learned of music icon David Crosby's death at age 81.
Tim posted to Instagram, along with a photo of himself with other Hollwyood songwriters, including Crosby, “I got to spend an afternoon a few years back with Mr. Crosby. He was so warm and friendly to me. We had an incredibly long conversation about music, life, and family. He invited me to come hang out with him at his home sometime, and I was on cloud 9!” He added, “I’ll always remember that day as a highlight in my career and life, and will always regret not getting the chance to take him up on his invitation. The music was mesmerizing, innovative, and magical. It will live forever. Our condolences to his family and friends…. God bless y’all.”
Many fans responded to McGraw’s post, including one who wrote, “What a life he had and how wonderful you got to spend time with him and his family godspeed to him; he will always be remembered.” Another fan said, “One of the greats sending prayers to the family.” One more fan commented, “Love the picture! Loved his music. Thanks for being you, Tim! Your music inspires us every day. Music is a great healer! Rip!”
The image Tim posted was from a Hollywood Reporter article about songwriters in Hollywood from 2018. The seven songwriters that gathered for the THR’s Songwriter Roundtable were Jack Antonoff (“Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” from Love, Simon); David Crosby (“Home Free” from Little Pink House); Kesha (“Here Comes the Change” from On the Basis of Sex); McGraw, (“Gravity” from Free Solo); Boots Riley, (the soundtrack for Sorry to Bother You, which he also wrote and directed); Mark Ronson, (“Shallow” from A Star Is Born) and Diane Warren, (“I’ll Fight” from the doc RBG).