Friday 12th June sees Scott Nicholls release his cover of Tim McGraw’s Humble and Kind. Nicholls is a rising star on the UK country scene. Earlier this year he became an unofficial ambassador for country music in the UK with a guitar-strumming, soul-baring appearance on Channel 4’s 5 Guys A Week and subsequently stealing the hearts of the nation in the hit show Gogglebox.
This is a cover certain to touch your heart just as much as the original. The raw emotion in Scott’s voice throughout is stunning. The arrangement behind the vocal is simple, perfectly reflective of the message within the lyrics, and it’s beautifully crisp, clear and unmuddied. Like many current releases, this track was recorded entirely in lockdown, and its release, with its message of kindness, seems perfectly timed given the current political and social climate.
Although Covid-19 put his touring plans on hold, Scott has kept busy recording new music from lockdown. HUMBLE & KIND is a reminder to always to look out for each other during difficult times.