Singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner, Lori McKenna made her late night television debut Monday night (Feb. 27) when she performed her solo-penned No. 1 hit, “Humble and Kind” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
“Humble and Kind,” made a No. 1 hit by Tim McGraw, became Tim’s 28th No. 1 song on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart. “I think as a song in this day and age, certainly in the times that we live in, it needs to be heard,” Tim told Nash Country Daily. “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 about the hit. “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.”
Lori is nominated for two awards—Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year [“Humble and Kind”]—at this year’s ACM Awards [April 2] and recently took home Best Country Song [“Humble and Kind”] at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for the second consecutive year following her 2016 win for Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” making her the first songwriter to win back-to-back awards in the category since Shania Twain in 1999-2000.
The Massachusetts native, who’s own version of “Humble and Kind” appears on her latest album, The Bird & The Rifle, will be joining Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, for two dates in July, on the Soul2Soul tour when it makes a stop in Boston.
Check out Lori’s rendition of “Humble & Kind” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.