Lori performed this song with Faith on The Oprah Winfrey Show
in 2006. For the average person, being on Oprah would be a surreal experience, and "average" Lori was no different. She describes being on the show as "a trip," and admits to being fan of Oprah, the strength she exudes and instills in others, and the sheer generosity she has shown to others.
McKenna told Songfacts: "I love Oprah. I think that as a woman, just as a human being, she has done so much for our country and women, homemakers, and moms, people in general, but I think probably more specifically women, just making them feel better about themselves. It always blows my mind that, sort of motivation, like where do you get it? You either have it or you don't. Or you have a little bit or you have a lot. And I think because I live here (in Stoughton, Massachusetts) and I grew up with most of the people I'm surrounded by all the time, I sort of know who's got that spark, who's got that motivation and who doesn't. People sit and turn the TV on at four o'clock and they're going to leave the Oprah show feeling motivated about something, in most cases. It's not like something that brings you down. It's always been opposite as far as helping women feel better about themselves. And so I was thrilled to just sort of stand in a room with her and sort of watch her. And it was a great experience. I mean, she is a very smart woman, and she was very nice. And she was sort of like what I expected, I guess."
Lori was also just getting to know Faith Hill at that time, and says that it was a credit to Faith's professionalism and her down-to-earth nature that Lori was able to feel calm on stage and not break down and cry. "Faith has this quality... I've seen star quality in people, but I've never really seen it - for lack of a better term, excuse me - as bright as with her. You figure if you have two women standing in a room, and Oprah's one of them, Oprah's going to just sort of blow everybody's mind just by being there. But to me it was still Faith that amazed me at that point. And she still does amaze me. But I was just sort of still getting to know her, so to me I remember Faith more than I remember Oprah. I thought she did really well, and she did a great job interviewing, and I was just learning all these things, and I was just sort of watched her. I was trying to absorb some sort of something off of her, because she handles herself so well all the time. So that day, to me, I remember just sort of watching her and how she handled things." (Check out our interview with Lori McKenna