Watch Singer-Songwriter Lori McKenna Perform “Humble & Kind” Live

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Lori McKenna wrote the lyrics to "Humble & Kind" as a prayer and powerful message to her five children. Watch her perform the song live!

Accomplished singer-songwriter Lori McKenna penned the moving tune “Humble & Kind” as a heartfelt message to her five children. As country music fans know so well, the song was popularized by country star Tim McGraw and it served as the second single from his 14th studio album, Damn Country Music.

Something about how Lori delivers the tune is so arresting and just tugs hard at the heart. Maybe it’s the magic of motherhood that puts a different spin on Lori’s rendition of the song? Her version is featured on her eight studio album, The Bird & The Rifle.

Enjoy Lori performing the tune live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below!

Goodness. If that doesn’t make you emotional, nothing will. “Humble & Kind” recently won a Grammy Awards for ‘Best Country Song’ and is nominated in the 2017 ACM ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Single of the Year’ categories.

“Humble & Kind” Lyrics

You know there’s a lot that goes by the front door
Don’t forget the keys under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church ’cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be a waste of time
Always stay humble and kind
Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flying
Always stay humble and kind
Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
I love you ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind
Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind
When it’s hot, eat a root beer, a popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re goin’
Don’t forget turn back around
Help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

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