Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard brought their timely new song “Undivided” to Celebrating America on Wednesday (Jan. 20), live from Nashville, Tennessee. Celebrating America marked the live debut of the track, as it has never been performed live before.
Ahead of their performance, McGraw explained that he is “very excited” as not only will the superstar pair be bringing a message of unity but they will also showcase the city of Nashville and “all that it’s gone through in the last year,” which “is a big deal” to McGraw and Hubbard.
“What an honor it will be to get to share such an important message during such a historical moment in time,” Hubbard shared ahead of their performance. “I pray that this song ignites unity and love for one another like never before. Thank you Lord for giving us this song and the opportunity to be a light.”
“Undivided” is a song that comes with a timely message addressing the national social unrest and promotes unity. The track was co-written by Hubbard with Chris Loocke and co-produced by Hubbard and McGraw alongside Corey Crowder and Byron Gallimore. The new tune is set to appear on McGraw’s upcoming deluxe edition of his No. 1 album, Here On Earth, which is expected to be released in Spring 2021.
Performing from “iconic locations across the country,” Celebrating America also featured performances by Black Pumas, Jon Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Ant Clemons, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and more.
Additionally, the program featured remarks from President Biden and Vice President Harris and “showcased the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild.”
The televised special also featured special guest appearances from Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chef José Andrés, Dolores Huerta and Kim Ng.
Hosted by Tom Hanks, the primetime inaugural celebration special aired on Wednesday, January 20 (live 8:30–10:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. The PIC’s streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).