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Why Fans Go Too Far

From stalkers to onstage assaults, are country stars safe—or do fans simply go too far? Those questions and more are examined in this Country Weekly Special Report, which takes a look at fan behavior.

The issue came to a head for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill during a recent performance in Lafayette, La., on the couple’s Soul2Soul Tour 2007. A female fan grabbed Tim while he was performing, prompting an angry admonishment from Faith. “That’s very disrespectful,” Faith told the fan.

But Tim and Faith are not the only stars who have run into overzealous fans—Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack and others have had some frightening experiences of their own. The story also includes how readers feel about the subject of fan behavior, with their responses to several questions posted on