Tim McGraw’s 2016 No. 1 hit, “Humble and Kind,” is a powerful reminder that humility is something you have to work toward. The tune, which was penned by Lori McKenna, also had a powerful effect on critics—it won the 2016 CMA Award for Song of the Year and 2017 Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
“Humble and kind—that’s the kind of person you always want to try to be, and that’s the person I’ve always tried to be,” said Tim to NCD in 2016. “I certainly haven’t always succeeded at it at times. That’s what I love about that song—it’s probably one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever recorded, and I think, as a father, that’s what you want to tell your kids and that’s what you want your kids to live by. It’s certainly something you heard as a kid growing up that you were sort of taught, and as you get older, you can get something out of that song, too.”
It looks like both adults and children are still getting something out of the song.
Third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders at an elementary school in Lanesboro, Minn., recently performed the song for a fellow classmate at an assembly for friends and family. Accompanied only by a piano, the school kids perform a touching rendition of the tune.
Watch the performance below.
video courtesy Hollie Clarke’s Facebook
Tim McGraw image courtesy PMK-BNC