The singer's 18-year-old, Maggie, stepped in for her absent mum Faith Hill, who was at home in Tennessee recovering from foot surgery, and proudly watched as her father picked up the Favorite Country Song prize for Humble & Kind.

But Tim admits she didn't exactly jump at the chance to hit the red carpet with dad, insisting he sit still throughout the ceremony.

"She's just trying to keep me from dancing. That's the biggest thing," the 49-year-old told Entertainment Tonight.

"She said, 'Dad, don't embarrass me'. I kind of agree with her. I'm not a dancer."

Tim went on to reveal if it wasn't for Maggie he would have been at the AMAs alone because his other daughters had their own plans for the weekend and couldn't make the awards show.