Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble and Kind’ Will Become a Book
Tim McGraw's song "Humble and Kind," written by Lori McKenna, is the inspiration for a new book.
The book, which is also titled Humble and Kind, will combine the song's lyrics with illustrations. It will include an introduction by McGraw and an epilogue by McKenna. Hatchette Books is set to release Humble and Kind on May 17.
McGraw decided to record the song as his oldest daughter was getting ready to leave for college. The song spoke to him as words he hoped to share with his daughter as she set off on her own.
"It is a rare moment when a song comes along that speaks equally to the world and the individual," McGraw says in a press release. "A song that transcends. A song that reaches into the heart of everyone who hears it. ‘Humble and Kind’ is one of those songs."
The song not only inspired McGraw, but the community. A movement was created with a website, StayHumbleandKind.com, where thousands of people visit and write about everyday acts of kindness.
"With the growing incivility around us, the message in Humble and Kind couldn’t be more timely," Hachette Books publisher Mauro DiPreta says in a press release. "As a father and a publisher, I could not be more thrilled to help remind all of us of the value of humility and kindness. Tim’s passion and commitment to this mission is simply inspiring."
McGraw will donate proceeds from the book to the Neighbor’s Keeper Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, whose mission is to promote and facilitate giving to charitable needs and opportunities.
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