Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard Join Joe Biden’s Inaugural ‘Celebrating America’ TV Special

Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard are set to perform during Wednesday evening’s primetime Celebrating America television special, commemorating Joe Biden’s…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 19, 2021

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Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard are set to perform during Wednesday evening’s primetime Celebrating America television special, commemorating Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. 

The artists revealed the news on Tuesday (Jan. 19), just days after the release of their unfying new collaboration, “Undivided.” 

“I’m so excited to share that Tim and I were asked to sing ‘Undivided’ at the inauguration,” Hubbard shared on Instagram. “What an honor it will be to get to share such an important message during such a historical moment in time. I pray that this song ignites unity and love for one another like never before. Thank you Lord for giving us this song and the opportunity to be a light.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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. 

During a recent interview with their record label, McGraw revealed that the pair will honor the city of Nashville during their inauguration performance. 

“Very excited, and also, the background of what we’re gonna be shooting is gonna be Nashville.  So, to showcase our city and all that it’s gone through in the last year is a big deal for us,” he shared. 

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Hosted by Tom Hanks, Celebrating America will also feature appearances by John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and more. The special will also feature remarks from President-Elect Biden as well as Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. 

The 90-minute program will air on major broadcast and cable news networks. Check local listings or click HERE for additional details. 

Fellow country superstar Garth Brooks will perform at the swearing-in portion of the inauguration alongside Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. 

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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.