WATCH: Tim McGraw Performs ‘It Wasn’t His Child’ on CMA Country Christmas

by Jacklyn Krol

Tim McGraw performed a breathtaking rendition of “It Wasn’t His Child” during the 2020 CMA Country Christmas special.

The Performance

The country hitmaker performed the song, made famous by Trisha Yearwood. He took the stage with a guitar player strumming acoustic chords in the background. Glittery lights shined in the background while he belted out the smooth tune.

This year’s show looked a lot different than in years past. There was no live audience due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The event took place on a set where they could truly bring the Christmas decorations to light.

“Performing ‘It Wasn’t His Child’ was written by Skip Ewing who I’m a huge fan of,” he said. “I’ve known this since gosh, the late 80’s. I performed it several times at Christmas. It’s one of my go-to Christmas songs to perform. I always loved it, I love the message and the story behind it. It’s so well-written. Skip is a great writer.”

Watch the full performance, below.

What Tim McGraw Had to Say

“Things are a little different around our house during the holidays when the girls have grown up,” he shared. “We have one girl left but she’s leaving before Christmas. They’ll all be back around Christmas time. They always like to come home and stay at the house. We do the big tree. Our family tradition for years has been to eat pasta, spaghetti and meatballs on Christmas Eve. That has been sort of my job as a dad to prepare the spaghetti and meatballs. That’s going to be a tradition I’ve had since I was a child. I hope it carries on.”

As for Thanksgiving, McGraw does the opposite. He stays out of the kitchen.

“For Thanksgiving, I don’t cook,” he revealed. “Faith [Hill] does all the cooking for Thanksgiving.  We have to have turkey, we have to have our stuffing and we have to have cornbread and peas, of course.”