Tim McGraw helped salute the nation’s essential workers with a stripped-down performance over the weekend, delivering “Something Like That” for the United We Sing special.
Performing from home, seated on a wraparound couch and joined by an acoustic guitar player, McGraw sang his 1999 favorite casually without any auto-tuned help — and he clearly doesn’t need any. With his voice in fine form and his feet tapping along, McGraw’s performance was matched to footage of a pair of over-the-road truck drivers, helping keep the nation’s economy running as the pandemic continues.
“Thank you to all the first responders and front line people out there,” he said as the song wrapped up. “We love y’all, and all the people out there who are taking care of everybody. Thank you!”
Hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes was a two-hour event aimed at celebrating the often overlooked essential workers on the pandemic’s front lines. Other performers included Little Big Town, Jamie Foxx, Dave Matthews and more, and it was just one of the at-home TV appearances McGraw has made since pandemic began. He also appeared on FOX Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America, CMT’s Feed The Front LIVE, CMT Celebrates Our Heroes and more. His current single, “I Called Mama,” is out now.