Tim McGraw has often been behind some of the best country music songs of the past 20-30 years and as such, it’s an event when he releases something new and that’s exactly what’s happening with his new song “Undivided,” an upbeat collaboration with Tyler Hubbard, from Florida Georgia Line.
The song — which will hit radio on January 13, 2021 — will be part of the Deluxe version of McGraw’s Here On Earth album, out later this spring on Big Machine Records. The album also features the hit "I Called Mama"
Written by Hubbard with Chris Loocke, “Undivided” came out of his time spent soul-searching on his tourbus while waiting out quarantine from a positive Covid-19 diagnosis. There, he examined his own ability to judge too quickly, he considered the values he was raised on and looked to his faith for guidance and inspiration. But rather than being a somber song, “Undivided” brought him hope and positivity.
“Music gives us hope and brings us together in a way nothing else can. This doesn’t mean we don’t have work to do. Quite the opposite,” McGraw explains. “I loved the positivity of this song and that it called me to check myself and to remember that love is bigger. It’s why I knew this song had to be my next single with Tyler as soon as he sent it to me.”
“I knew immediately when I finished it, I had to text it to Tim. He has a way of communicating with the world that is unique in music,” Hubbard said of the feel-good song and collaboration. “For him to want to perform with me was an amazing feeling. The song is about coming together, and that’s exactly what we did.”
Produced by Corey Crowder, Hubbard, McGraw and Byron Gallimore, the banjo and acoustic guitar driven track creates a perfect space for McGraw’s gift as a voice of not just wisdom, but living and learning, to pair with Hubbard’s wide-open rural truths and phased vocals.
I think it’s time to come together
You and I can make a change
Maybe we can make a difference
Make the world a better place
Look around and love somebody
We’ve been hateful long enough
Let the good Lord reunite us
‘Til this country that we love’s