See Lori McKenna Sing Song She Wrote for Tim McGraw on 'Colbert'


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Awards season continues for songwriter and artist Lori McKenna, who's following her current Grammy win for "Humble and Variety" as Greatest Nation Track with an ACM nomination in the identical class, in addition to one for Songwriter of the Yr. Tim McGraw can also be up for ACM Single of the Yr for his rendition of the tune with a strong message that has resonated all through one of many extra divisive and turbulent durations in current historical past.

McKenna, backed by a handful of musicians, took the music to The Late Present With Stephen Colbert on CBS Monday night time, for a efficiency that was directly intimate and profoundly shifting. The track, featured on McKenna's solo LP, The Fowl and the Rifle, was penned as recommendation for her 5 youngsters. The "Woman Crush" co-writer admits she might have used some life-affirming counsel again at the beginning of the brand new millennium when she launched her first album, Paper Wings and Halo.

"The most important factor I want I knew then is, I can do that! I've all the time had a confidence situation, not in the best way that stage fright retains individuals from performing however extra in a method that I am all the time questioning, 'Am I actually ok to do that?'" McKenna tells Rolling Stone Country. "My profession has been loopy fortunate. The best way all of it labored and the timing of all of it. . . I could not have written it higher."

McKenna additionally co-wrote 4 songs with Sunny Sweeney for the Texas performer's new album Trophy (out March 10th), together with the acerbic title monitor and the poignant "Bottle By My Mattress."

"Humble and Type" and McKenna will compete for prime prizes on the 52nd Academy of Nation Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley and airing reside from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd, at on CBS.