See Tim McGraw's Celtic-Influenced 'Here Tonight' on 'Fallon'

'Damn Country Music' track blends Irish fiddles, stadium-ready percussion

Tim McGraw performed the 'Damn Country Music' track "Here Tonight" on 'Jimmy Fallon.'

Hours before kicking off an uncharacteristically intimate show at New York City's Edison Ballroom, Tim McGraw warmed up with a quick appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday evening, capping off the opening week of his new album, Damn Country Music, with a performance of the record's first track, "Here Tonight."

Co-written by Brett Beavers and Brothers Osborne's John and T.J. Osborne, "Here Tonight" mixes McGraw's country roots with Celtic influences and a stomping, four-on-the-floor pulse. His oldest daughter, Gracie, makes an appearance on the studio track, but she was absent last night, replaced instead by an eight-piece band of pickers, percussionists and whistlers. In the video above, McGraw looks calm and confident, singing an anthem about seizing the day — "You only get to live one time, so let's live it up right here tonight," goes one line — without breaking a sweat. 

With Damn Country Music released last week, McGraw has a lengthy string of tour dates set for 2016, including performances at festivals like Tortuga and the Carolina Country Music Fest.