Social media reacts to Tim McGraw's performance before CFP National Championship
Country music legend Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million albums during his career, with songs such as “Live Like You Were Dying” among the most famous in his catalog. As a diehard LSU fan, and with the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in his home state of Louisiana, it was only natural for him to be part of the pregame festivities in New Orleans before his beloved team took on Clemson.
McGraw was joined on the Capital One Music Stage on Monday evening by fellow musician Shy Carter as the duo performed their song “Way Down.” And judging by the reaction on Twitter, the song and performance fell fairly flat as McGraw faced some heavy criticism from those watching on ESPN.
Sweet. 1,000 No. 1 hits and Tim McGraw picks his worst song for the pre-game segment.
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) January 14, 2020
I don't know where I'd rank this Tim McGraw song playing on ESPN but it's "Way Down" on my list of good music.
— Stephen Hicks (@StephenABC30) January 14, 2020
Tim McGraw’s “way down” is the worst song I have ever heard in my life
— KDS (@KDAWS0N) January 14, 2020
remember when tim mcgraw used to sing
like actual notes
which created melodies
i miss the ‘90s
— Alex McDaniel (@AlexMcDaniel) January 14, 2020
Idk who shy carter is, but I’m already annoyed and this song he’s doing with Tim McGraw is the worst TM song since truck yeah #CFPNationalChampionship
— Kevin Vogler (@PSG_Eagle) January 14, 2020
LSU deserves to lose because of this awful Tim McGraw song…woof.
— Tuscaloosa’s Cigar Mansion (@RandRCigars) January 14, 2020
Tim McGraw man, you’re letting me way down with this song selection.
— Mike Seiffert (@MikeSeiffert1) January 14, 2020
— Jeremy (@justajeremy39) January 14, 2020
The only thing worse than a Tim McGraw concert? Tim McGraw rapping in concert. #CFPNationalChampionship
— sgtclark (@Justin10862346) January 14, 2020
Hopefully for McGraw, his LSU Tigers can take the sting off of the pointed remarks he has received on Twitter following his pregame concert.