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Thomas Rhett’s What’s Your Country Song is #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, followed by ACC.
What’s Your Country Song is TR’s 17th career and 11th straight #1. It was #1 in Canada on the Billboard Country National Airplay chart, March 6th, 2021.
“I can hardly wrap my mind around seventeen what an unreal way to kick off this new chapter of music. I’m so grateful to the fans and radio for reacting to this one right away after I played a little of it on Instagram basically a year ago it’s crazy to see it all come full circle. I cannot wait to share the rest with y’all!”
This week's top 5 on #CountryAirplay:
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) March 23, 2021
What’s Your Country Song is #1 on the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs chart this week.
“I think if I had to pick my country song, it would probably be something by Eric Church, cause I think going through middle school and high school, he was my idol in country music.”
“Everything about me wanted to be Eric Church. I wanted to dress like Eric Church, I wanted to wear Ray-Bans like Eric Church on stage, I wanted to write songs like Eric Church, and I tried it. My whole first record was a straight-up country rock and roll record produced by Jay Joyce, who produces all of Eric’s albums. And as I got into it, I was like Dang, that didn’t work for me’ and it’s because I was trying to be him, I wasn’t trying to be Thomas Rhett.”
It earns Rhett his second No. 1 on the chart, after "Die A Happy Man" in 2015.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) March 23, 2021
Thomas Rhett co-wrote What’s Your Country Song with Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, Parker Welling, and his father, Rhett Akins.
“So, I wrote this song in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas. I had a show that night, and some songwriter buddies of mine Ashley Gorley, my dad, Rhett Akins, Parker Welling and Jesse Frasure all came with me to write that weekend. We were just talking about ideas for songs, and I just mentioned an idea of What’s your country? or Where’s your country? or something like that, and they were asking me where that inspiration came from. And I just noticed that whether I was in Los Angeles or New York, or Seattle or Nashville, or anywhere in between, I just kinda noticed that everybody had some country in them, you know?”
I mean… 1️⃣7️⃣ COME ON @ThomasRhett! 🎉
“What’s Your Country Song” also marks TR’s 11th consecutive No. 1 on the Medibase/Country Aircheck chart, leading the charge with the longest active streak in the format.
— Scott Borchetta (@scottborchetta) March 23, 2021
What’s Your Country Song is the first single from TR’s fifth LP Country Again: Side A, part one of a double album, dropping April 30th, 2021.
“Country Again: Side A is everything I wanted to say when I was 19 years old, but hadn’t lived enough to know how to say any of those things yet. It’s about the crazy journey that took me out into the world over the last ten years and ultimately brought me back home, more centered and content than ever, with a deep understanding for what’s important in life. I’ve had a blast sharing some of these songs in their acoustic form during quarantine and am blown away by the reaction the fans have already shown.”
Thomas Rhett’s Country Again, Side A Tracklist:
1. “Want It Again” (Thomas Rhett, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller, Josh Thompson)
2. “Growing Up” (Rhett, Dragstrem, Miller, Thompson)
3. “What’s Your Country Song?” (Rhett, Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Parker Welling)
4. “Where We Grew Up” (Rhett, Luke Laird, Miller)
5. “Heaven Right Now” (Rhett, Akins, Dragstrem, Thompson, Laura Veltz)
6. “To the Guys That Date My Girls” (Rhett, Akins, Will Bundy, Thompson)
7. “More Time Fishin'” (Rhett, Akins, Bundy, Thompson)
8. “Country Again” (Rhett, Zach Crowell, Gorley)
9. “Put It on Ice” (feat. Hardy) (Rhett, Akins, Dragstrem, Thompson)
10.”Blame It on a Backroad” (Rhett, Crowell, Gorley)
11. “Ya Heard” (Rhett, Akins, Dragstrem, Chase McGill)
“The lyrics of this song stir up so many vivid memories for me; I think everyone has that one song that takes them back to a specific moment in time. I wanted the music video to visually capture that same thing and instantly transport anyone watching back to that familiar feeling or place in their mind.”
The 56th ACM Awards are on April 18th in Nashville. Hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton.
Thomas Rhett has multiple nominations. Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Music Event of the Year.
Thomas Rhett is inviting fans to watch his first full-band performance since 2019. Thomas Rhett One Night Only from Nashville, a livestream concert set for Friday, April 30, will coincide with the release of Country Again: Side A, the first LP of a double album.
“It’s been a year and a half since I last played a live show,” Rhett said. “It’s been good to keep sharing music in all the ways we’ve made work, mostly in front of my plaid curtains, but we really wanted to take it up a few notches until we can safely get back out there on the road. It’ll be where we play some new stuff for the first time and have a chance to share what the songs mean to me!”
On April 30th at 7pm CT we will virtually celebrate where we are today, the release of Country Again: Side A, and being together best we can. I am so looking forward to this night. Tickets available now at https://t.co/ilb0T3MDMp. See ya’ll then pic.twitter.com/Y8mRhlLjxf
— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) March 26, 2021
Thomas Rhett will return to the stage in front of a live audience for three socially-distanced shows at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth Texas.
TR’s shows are set for May 6th through 8th to celebrate Billy Bob’s 40th birthday.
TR celebrates his wife Lauren this March during Women’s History Month.
He is inspired by his wife’s faith, philanthropy, patience and willingness to always be open and honest with him when it’s needed.
They are parents to daughters Willa Gray, Ada James, and Lennon Love.
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