WATCH: Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham Discuss "Songs of America"

Get an inside look at the exciting new book!

June 10, 2019

Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham joined Kelly Ford to talk about their new book "Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation" which hits stores on June 11th! The guys tell Kelly about how they met and where the inspiration for the book came from. 'Songs of America' contains tons of historical photos, facts, lyrics, and stories. 

An example that was brought up was the true inspiration behind Bing Crosby's "Brother Can You Spare a Dime." Jon pointed out that although it was an extremely popular song, it was still very politically charged.

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Tim followed up by saying "music can inform us to whats going on, and it can also cause us to move forward in a different way..." McGraw also stated "We probably talk about 160 songs and that's only scratching the surface"

Meacham summed up one of the reasons he enjoys this project so much by saying "you can hear a song with more of an open mind and open heart than you can read a book or hear a speech" he went on to say "even if you're a pro-Vietnam, Richard Nixon was framed, hawk, you can still listen to Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, and Pete Seeger and think, you know what, this is amazing music."

We changed up Mom Squad Monday to Dad Squad Monday in honor of Father’s Day this weekend. @thetimmcgraw shared his biggest “dad fail” that involved one of his daughter’s dates. Tim and @jon.meacham are in town tonight for the kickoff to their Songs of America Book Tour! Hear the whole interview and get ticket info on the podcast @ link in bio. #KellyFordInTheMorning @thekellyford

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