Little Big Town nails a Tim McGraw smash YouTube/Grand Ole Opry
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Little Big Town could sing the phone book and turn it into a chart-topping hit. So when Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet unleash their soaring vocals on one of this generation’s most compelling anthems, it’s a performance to remember. And it took place recently on the Grand Ole Opry’s new digital series, “Radio Replay.”

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“We were asked to sing a song we heard on the way in here,” Phillip says as he introduces the clip. “We heard Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble and Kind’ that our good friend Lori McKenna wrote. We live by these words. We try to anyway.”

Lori, a Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter, originally wrote the song as a prayer for her five kids. It went on to earn multiple honors, including a Grammy Award for Best Country Song and Song of the Year from the CMA. Over the years, Lori has become a favorite of Faith Hill, Little Big Town and other Nashville artists who have recorded her tunes. She has written several songs recorded by Little Big Town including “Your Side of the Bed,” “Happy People” and “Girl Crush.”

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For more of your favorite country stars delivering cover tunes, check out the Opry’s YouTube channel where “Radio Replay” will feature artists performing the last song they heard on the way to the Grand Ole Opry.

The story behind Tim McGraw’s song, “Humble and Kind”

Deborah Evans Price believes everyone has a story to tell and, as a journalist, she considers it a great privilege to share those stories with the world. Winner of the CMA’s 2013 Media Achievement Award, Deborah contributes to Redbook, Billboard, People, Live Happy, First for Women and Simple Grace, among others.
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