Tim McGraw is helping his fans get in the holiday spirit with some festive tunes.
Days after posting a hilarious snap of himself decorating a massive Christmas tree, the country singer, 53, shared another treat for his fans -- his own performance of the holiday classic, "Blue Christmas."
The song, written by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson, was first recorded by Doye O'Dell in 1948 and made famous by Elvis Presley's recording in 1957.
Alongside the acoustic cover, which McGraw recorded and shared on his YouTube channel in 2018, he wrote, "Had fun backstage with this one a few years ago! #BlueChristmas #Elvis"
McGraw's throwback performance, filmed before one of his shows that year, also features the singer's band.
The three-time Grammy Award-winning singer also released the holiday track "It Wasn’t His Child" last week.
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McGraw first performed the song, which was originally written and released by country singer Skip Ewing, during the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway. He performed it again during ABC's "CMA Country Christmas" special, which aired last month.
He described the song as one of his "favorite songs for the season" in a tweet.
If you've never heard the original version of this song by Skip Ewing.... go check it out!! One of my favorite songs for the season. Thanx @CountryMusic for putting together this special night of music. #CMAchristmas https://t.co/N4j2AEP0tf— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) December 1, 2020
"It’s been a crazy year and we’ve worked hard to put out music, knowing how much it can mean and provide solace in difficult times," McGraw said in a press release. "This is our final chance to thank everyone for sticking with us this year and more importantly, provide some Christmas spirit to you this holiday season."