Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard Join Forces For Live Debut of ‘Undivided’ On ‘Celebrating America’
Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard paid homage to the city of Nashville with the live debut of their new collaboration,…
Tyler Hubbard, Tim McGraw; Photo Courtesy Biden Inaugural Committee
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.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.