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This Might Be The Best Zoom Crash Ever! Tim McGraw Surprises Frontline Workers

They thought they were attending a work meeting. See their reactions when the country crooner joins their call and serenades them!


Even though it seems like years (not months) have passed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's important to remember that healthcare workers are still working overtime to help contain the spread of the virus and haven't stopped tending to infected patients all over the country.

That's why some folks are doing the best they can to show these brave souls how much they're appreciated during such a stressful and traumatic time.

That includes country music star Tim McGraw, who recently surprised a group of lucky frontline workers with an acoustic performance over a Zoom call. The 53-year-old singer, actor and record producer joined forces with Spotify for an episode of the app's new video series, "The Drop In," which chronicles artists surprising their fans by "dropping in" to their virtual gatherings.The nurses and doctors thought they were meeting virtually for a work call when, instead, they were greeted by the famous country crooner.

"I know some of you guys are off and wondering why you're having to call in on a day off," McGraw said to the group of smiling faces on the screen. "Hopefully, I'm not messing it up too much."

That's McGraw in the top center square. The singer surprised a group of healthcare workers on Zoom as part of Spotify's new 'Drop In' series.Today/Twitter

McGraw went on to graciously thank the workers for all of their hard work, and he even shared the profound effect their sacrifice has had on his own family.

"I just wanted to say thank you and what great work you guys are doing," he said. "Most importantly, for me, it's an inspiration to my daughters. As they go out into the world, they can see what you guys do. And that's one of the bright lights, I think, through all of this, being able to see how much people care, how hard people work, how selfless people can be — especially you guys, our front-line workers who put their lives on the line and take care of people. And you give our kids something to emulate as they go forward in life."

McGraw has a new album coming out, so he treated the group to an unplugged performance of the first single to be released, "I Called Mama."

"There are a lot of great people who do a lot of great things, and you guys are at the top of the heap,' he said before he started singing. "And thank you for inspiring my daughters. I really appreciate that just as much as anything in the world I could ever say."

McGraw said he was sitting as far away from his guitarist as possible to maintain safe social distancing. @spotify

McGraw was scheduled to be on tour this summer, but since the tour was canceled due to the pandemic, he's planning a live broadcast for August 21st where he'll share a few of the songs from his new album, "Here On Earth," along with some interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with the songwriters.

What a wonderful surprise for the front line workers! Hopefully their special 'drop in' with McGraw will keep them smiling for the days and weeks ahead.

Here's a previous episode of The Drop In featuring country music singer Morgan Wallen...

The Drop In: Episode 1 featuring Morgan Wallen www.youtube.com

How can you start something good?

You can tune in to 'The Drop-in' by clicking here.


Also, don't forget to thank a frontline worker any chance you get. You can write thank you cards, buy flowers or reach out to family members or friends who work in healthcare and let them know how much they're appreciated.


A great way to show your appreciation is to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The best way to help frontline workers is to end the pandemic!


Let's #StartSomethingGood together!

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