Tim McGraw shared some good news with his fans Thursday. It seems a lot of folks love “Undivided,” the song he and Tyler Hubbard released last week.
McGraw posted on Twitter: “Most added song at country radio this week… thanx to everyone believing in this message!!
It’s true, country radio loves the new upbeat song with its powerful message of unity. It’s a theme song for this particular time in the country.
According to HeadlinePlanet.com, 152 Mediabase-monitored stations added “Undivided” to their air-play rotation. That topped the week. And, it also broke a record for the greatest week ever in Mediabase/Country Aircheck history.
Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard Sing “Undivided” At Inaugural Concert
Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard, who is taking a break from Florida Georgia Line, performed the song Wednesday night to a primetime national television audience. They were part of the Inauguration concert “Celebrating America.”
The two sang from Nashville, on a stage near the Cumberland River, with the downtown skyline behind them. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and heightened security concerns, most of the night’s performances were either on tape or given from someplace else besides Washington, D.C.
Other performers at the Wednesday night concert included Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake and John Legend. The idea was to pull music from all genres.
The Biden Inaugural committee tweeted the clip of Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard singing their new song. The tweet said the two country stays were “living our values and showing what America could look like if we were all a little more “Undivided.”
Earlier in the day, country superstar Garth Brooks sang “Amazing Grace” after Joe Biden gave his Inaugural address.
But back to Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard.
Hubbard said he wrote the song last November. He was quarantining because of the coronavirus in a tour bus parked in his driveway. Hubbard said he called McGraw and asked him if he’d like to join him in a collaboration. Hubbard said the song was inspired by the pandemic, the protests for civil rights and the presidential election.
Here Are Other Songs That Did Well In Radio Pickups
Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard enjoyed the best news of all with the radio adds. But Blake Shelton also was popular. The survey showed that 82 radio stations added Shelton’s new release “Minimum Wage.”
Others on the list? Jon Pardi and “Tequila Little Time” took third with 29 adds. Chris Young & Kane Brown’s song “Famous Friends” was fourth with 17 adds.
Russell Dickerson’s “Home Sweet” and Justin Moore’s “We Didn’t Have Much” each sported 10 adds to tie for fifth-best of the week.