Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard paid homage to the city of Nashville with the live debut of their new collaboration, “Undivided,” during the Celebrating America television special on Wednesday (Jan. 20).
McGraw and Hubbard appeared live from Nashville’s Bridge Building and performed the song with the stunning Nashville skyline behind them.
The superstars’ first performance of “Undivided” came just days after the song’s official release.
“Undivided” shares a hopeful message of unity with heartfelt lyrics that call for listeners to rally together to make a change.
“I think it’s time to come together/ You and I can make a change/ Maybe we can make a difference/ Make the world a better place/ Look around and love somebody/ We’ve been hateful long enough/ Let the good Lord reunite us/ ‘Til this country that we love’s/ Undivided,” McGraw and Hubbard sing.
“Music gives us hope and brings us together in a way nothing else can. This doesn’t mean we don’t have work to do. Quite the opposite,” McGraw previously shared. “I loved the positivity of this song and that it called me to check myself and to remember that love is bigger. It’s why I knew this song had to be my next single with Tyler as soon as he sent it to me.”
Celebrating America also featured performances from Katy Perry, Black Pumas, Jon Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Ant Clemons, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and more.
The program featured remarks from President Biden and Vice President Harris and showcased “the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild.”
The primetime event included appearances from Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chef José Andrés, Dolores Huerta and Kim Ng. It was hosted by Tom Hanks and aired on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch.
Prior to Wednesday evening’s event, Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez performed during Biden and Harris’ swearing-in ceremony.