Thomas Rhett’s 10th #1 song Marry Me is the top tune on CISN Country’s American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. ACC with Kix is heard on CISN Country every Saturday 8am-Noon. Marry Me was co-wrote by Thomas with Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure. It’s the third single and third #1 song from Rhett’s Life Changes LP, which debuted at the top of the Country Albums chart September 30th 2017.
The ballad tells the story of a man who never told a woman how he feels, despite knowing her since they were young. In the song she gets married to someone else and he drinks his pain away. That’s not quite what happens during the video, but you’ll need to watch to the very end to see the tear-inducing twist. TK McKamy directed a video that was filmed in both Nashville and Birmingham, Ala. The singer admits that while he co-wrote Marry Me the song is not about his story with wife Lauren, although it could have been.
We wrote that song from a place that could have been my life. Everybody has those moments in life where they can either go left or go right, and if you go left, you’ll never know what could have been in the other direction. That’s where I was at a certain point with my now-wife, Lauren. The song was written out of this space where I knew that if I had never told Lauren how I felt about her, I probably have been invited to her wedding and would have watched her marry somebody else. I probably wouldn’t have been quite as sad as the guy in the music video for the song, but it would definitely still have wrecked me.
I think when you fall in love with somebody at a young age like I did, that sort of thing lingers with you for a long time, even if it doesn’t work out. At the end of the music video for Marry Me, I wanted to close in on that “Nicholas Sparks moment” and really give the viewers a positive ending. So in my mind, I think the girl in the video left the wedding. I think she came and told him she loved him, and now they’re together, wherever they are. In 2018 Thomas will spend some time on the road with Kenny Chesney and headline his own Life Changes Tour starting in April. Brett Young and Midland will join him for a set of dates in April, May, September and October.
Thomas Rhett has a total of six ACM award nominations. Male Vocalist of the Year a category he won in 2017. Life Changes Album of the Year, for which he gets a producer nomination, Vocal Event of the Year for the Maren Morris collaboration Craving You and Video of the Year for Marry Me.
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