Tim McGraw performed “I Called Mama” during his Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance on Wednesday (Sept. 13).
The country superstar performed the poignant single from what appeared to be his living room with his band backing him on the emotion-filled track.
“On the one hand this song is literally, ‘hey, call your mom.’ On the other hand, you look at a time like this, there are real hardships for everyone, and it’s a great reminder that hearing someone’s voice who knows you and loves you can help you get through anything,” McGraw shared in a statement. “I think it’s at these very difficult times that music can help and the power of a song can give someone a moment of clarity or comfort, or just a smile. Especially now, when we seem to need it more than ever.”
“I Called Mama” was written by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary and produced by McGraw alongside Byron Gallimore. The track is featured on his first solo album in nearly five years, Here on Earth.
Riz Ahmed also appeared during this episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The No. 1 late-night talk show airs every week night at 11:35 p.m. EST on ABC.