“Humble and Kind” Helps Tim McGraw Reflect on Himself

“Humble and Kind” Helps Tim McGraw Reflect on Himself

Tim McGraw has released a few message songs in the past, including “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Red Ragtop” and “If You’re Reading This,” but it was his latest No. 1 hit, “Humble and Kind,” that came along just when he needed it.

“It’s one of those things that, when you first hear a song like that, which is unbelievable, your first thought is, ‘Man, what a great message to the world, what a great message for people to hear, what a great message for your kids to hear,’” says Tim.


Hold the door, say please, say thank you / Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie / I know you got mountains to climb but / Always stay humble and kind, Tim croons in the chorus. With all the bad news going on in the world, the words to this song, written by songwriter Lori McKenna, help remind us to just be a little nicer to those around us and take a closer look at ourselves.

Tim_McGraw_CD_Cover“You look in the mirror a lot more and you look at yourself. It’s one of those things that you need to try to live up to yourself. And it’s not about just saying ‘Here, here’s what you need to try to do.’ It’s about saying ‘this is what I need to try to do’. And I think that’s what connects with people as much as anything—is that it’s a reflective song in a lot of ways on what you need to do with yourself.”

“Humble and Kind” is Tim’s 28th No. 1 song on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart and can be found on Tim’s Damn Country Music album. Listen to the words and lets all try to be a little more humble and kind.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell