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Tim McGraw: Taylor Swift needs more credit

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Tim McGraw: Taylor Swift needs more credit

Tim McGraw doesn't think Taylor Swift gets enough credit.

The legendary country musician has praised the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker for her "incredible" songwriting abilities and believes she's one of a kind.

He told PEOPLE magazine: "Taylor Swift is one of the biggest artists in the world. She's a very very talented artist.

"And the thing I love about Taylor as much as anything is she's an incredible songwriter and sometimes people don't give her enough credit for her great talent as a songwriter. I think she's one of those rare artists that come along once in a decade or so, that has as much talent."

Meanwhile, earlier this month, the 25-year-old singer was presented with an honour at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Taylor's mother Andrea Finlay - who was recently diagnosed with cancer - was on hand to present the award to her daughter.

Introducing the 'Blank Space' hitmaker, she said: "I've watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled hair little girl growing up on our farm, full of imagination and creativity. And ever since then, her favourite thing in the world to do has been to write a song, tell a story, play a guitar, or a piano. And I've seen those things carry her through every emotion, every experience in her life. Good or bad.

"I'd like to thank the ACMs for honouring her in this way. But I'd also like to thank the entire music community for taking such good care of her. And [to] the fans, I know you love her as I love her, And for that I thank you eternally. I am a very proud mom."