updated 04/16/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/17/2010 AT 6:00 PM ET
She may be county music’s sweetheart, but Taylor Swift is one tough cookie when she hits the lanes, says Glee star Cory Monteith.
Monteith and the singer met up recently at a group-bowling outing in L.A., and he says she “kicked my ass.”
“I’m not gonna deny this. I was just an uncoordinated mess that day and I couldn’t put the ball into the pins. I couldn’t do it. It was bad,” Monteith tells CMT Radio Live’s Cody Alan. “She just brought the A-game. And I brought the B-game.”
Despite the alley-whoopin’, Monteith calls Swift “a great friend of mine,” and when prodded on whether he thinks the singer is a “10,” he laughed and said simply, “She’s pretty fantastic.”
The full interview with Monteith will air April 21 on CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan, which broadcasts weeknights from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET.