Grammy Award Winner Lori McKenna Performs Her Own Heart-Tugging Version of “Humble and Kind” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Grammy Award Winner Lori McKenna Performs Her Own Heart-Tugging Version of “Humble and Kind” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

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.

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter