Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week, extending his career total to 28. Since the inception of the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 1990, Tim’s 28 No. 1s lead the pack, followed by Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and George Strait, who each have 26. “Humble and Kind,” which was penned by Lori McKenna, is the second single from Tim’s 2015 album, Damn Country Music.
“‘Humble and Kind’ is probably one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever recorded,” says Tim to Nash Country Daily. “I think kindness is something that we probably all innately have, something that we are born with, even people who aren’t so kind probably think they are being kind, or they feel like they are kind, or they want to be kind. Humility is something you have to work at, I think. It’s probably all something we have innately but gets away from us. And it’s something you have to be a good steward of, and you have to work hard at, and remind yourself daily. And I think as a song in this day and age, certainly in the times that we live in, it needs to be heard. Lori [McKenna] did a beautiful job with it. She’s one of my favorite songwriters for sure.”
“I could’ve just put this song out myself and a certain amount of people would have heard it, which would have been great,” Lori says. “But the fact that [Tim] can sing it and have so many people hear it is amazing. It’s like I wrote this little letter, and he showed it to the world. That’s a pretty remarkable thing to have happen as a songwriter.”
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