Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard are officially joining the presidential inauguration party.
According to PEOPLE, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard will be performing for the Joe Biden Presidential Inauguration TV special this Wednesday, following the ceremony. Most likely singing their new song “Undivided,” the pair will be joining Garth Brooks among the country artists participating in inauguration day festivities.
Speaking on the new collaboration, Tyler Hubbard says we need the message now more than ever in light of the Capitol riots that happened two weeks ago:
“I thought, ‘Man, I thought we needed this message last year… I didn’t think we could need it anymore than we needed it last year, but apparently we still do.”
Tim McGraw added that he hadn’t even fully processed it yet:
“The capitol thing is something that I don’t know that I’ve processed well enough to even put into words yet. It was so sad and so profound and something that I never thought I would see in this country. But the song, it speaks to more of the social contract that we have with each other. It’s not about politics, it’s about how we’re supposed to treat each other.”
Tim McGraw is a longtime Democrat, and Tyler Hubbard recently engaged in a publicized spat over his political beliefs with bandmate Brian Kelley, who appeared to support Donald Trump during the election. Tyler and his wife unfollowed the Kelleys over their political differences.
Garth Brooks (a Republican), Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez are expected to perform at the ceremony this Wednesday, while McGraw and Hubbard will be joined by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen and more for the following TV special.