Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s single, “Speak to a Girl,” earned a CMA Awards nomination for Musical Event of the Year when the nominations were revealed yesterday (Sept. 4).
The couple’s back-and-forth duet tackles the topic of the proper way a man should speak to a woman. While the tune’s heavy subject matter resonated with fans to become a Top 20 hit, it’s got some stiff competition at the CMA Awards if it’s going to take home the trophy—but the outcome won’t affect how Tim and Faith feel about the “special” song.
“It’s one of our favorite songs that we’ve ever done,” Tim told Nash Country Daily earlier this year. “It’s just a really special, special song. I think it says so much. When songs can be timely and really move you and really have a message, then you know that you have something special. I think that this song really is a special song. It’s special for us, having three daughters—me being a husband and Faith being a mom of three daughters and growing up in a world of all women like I did, I think it’s just a really special song.”
“It kind of gives you a landscape of how to speak to a girl, and what the important parts of language are when it comes to communicating with one another—with a woman,” Faith said. “It’s about truth and honesty and respect. The biggest one being respect.”
Written by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur, “Speak to a Girl” peaked at No. 19 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Tim and Faith performed the song live for the first time at the ACM Awards in April.