Tim McGraw has a soft spot for John Lennon and his song, “So This Is Christmas.” A few years ago, he sang it Alicia Keys.
Back in 2009, McGraw and Keys appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and performed this classic number.
McGraw shared the memory with his Twitter followers on Thursday.
“It doesn’t get any cooler than this,” Winfrey said as she introduced the singers. “We’ve got a country music headliner and soul-filled, 12-time Grammy winner …”
The pair then perform an uplifting cover of the anti-war anthem.
They weren’t the only stars performing on that November 2009 episode. Sugarland teamed up with Jennifer Hudson to perform “Silent Night” and Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli performed “What Child is This.”
Alicia Keys Brings Creativity, Passion To All Of Her Work
Keys has put together quite a career for herself. She has won 15 Grammy Awards, is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Her main focus outside of music surrounds fighting HIV and AIDS around the world.
In addition, she also started up We Are Here in 2014. Its aim is to empower people around the world to help be heard, respected, treated equally, and treated with dignity.
Back in 2016, Keys released her sixth studio album called “HERE” on RCA Records. Its focus is on New York City, where she was raised, and its soulful feeling and stories.
Keys also spent time as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.”
She produced a short movie based on one of the songs from “HERE” called “The Gospel.”
Tim McGraw Used Chicken And Dumplings To Woo Hill
A country music super couple today took time to form, though. Tim McGraw met Faith Hill back in 1994, but they went their separate ways. Ultimately, the two would get married in 1996.
Meanwhile, it took some of McGraw’s Louisiana-style cooking, namely chicken and dumplings, to get Hill’s full attention.
“He brought me chicken and dumplings,” Hill said in an interview. “He knocked on my door and he had a bowl of homemade chicken and dumplings.”
“With cornbread,” McGraw chimed in. “Don’t forget the cornbread.”
“He said, ‘I made these myself. They’re homemade from scratch,'” Hill said. “He had the bowl covered in aluminum foil, and he had a spoon and fork on top of the bowl. He said, ‘I didn’t know if you liked to eat your dumplings with a spoon or a fork.”