Thomas Rhett Releases Details On New Album 'Center Point Road'
By Chandler Reeves
March 28, 2019
Thomas Rhett is unveiling details today of his hotly-anticipated upcoming fourth studio album Center Point Road ahead of its May 31 release. Named after the street in his Tennessee hometown that shaped and influenced much of his life experiences, the eagerly-awaited project is a return to his roots, marking the most autobiographical collection of Thomas Rhett's meteoric career.
It is revealed through a series of deeply-personal twists and turns – but, this project isn’t about pining for glory days. It’s about knowing where you came from and who you really are, regardless of how much has changed. It’s about pushing forward, chasing crazy dreams, raising a family and staying true to yourself in the process. Fans can now pre-order limited edition album packages at ThomasRhett.com and those who pre-ordered the album digitally will receive a brand new track tomorrow in addition to previously available tracks “Look What God Gave Her” and “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” feat Little Big Town.
"For me, Center Point Road really symbolizes what it was like to grow up in Hendersonville,” explained Thomas Rhett. "First dates, first football games, first heartbreak, first kisses, success and failures. I really feel like that road shaped who I am today, and it felt fitting because the record, for the most part, is pretty nostalgic. Songs like 'Almost,' 'That Old Truck' and especially 'Center Point Road,' really describe who I was as a kid and teenager, and who I’ve become as an adult."
Center Point Road mines Thomas Rhett's upbringing for inspiration, reaching new heights of exposing truth-life through songwriting with the star co-writing all 16 tracks on the album for the first time. The album embraces bold unpredictability which is becoming Thomas Rhett’s signature: hot-blooded R&B meets brassy, shag-carpeted funk, danceable disco and breezy beachside soul, joining classic balladry, new school honky-tonk and above all, twangy authenticity.
"On this one, I just got back to why I wanted to make music in the first place – and that was writing great songs. This is one of those records that every time I listen back to it, it still feels new,” Thomas Rhett shared.
Thomas Rhett once again stepped into a production role, along with long-time companions Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure and Julian Bunetta. Like anyone tracing the contours of their most impactful moments, themes of friendship and fun are everywhere, with Thomas Rhett inviting some of his country music pals to guest, noting it only made sense to include your friends on a record inspired by friendship. Delivering universal tales of growing up layered with authenticity, Thomas Rhett revels in taking a look back with Center Point Road, and reflects on the path paved to a red-hot career. Take a ride with Thomas Rhett to Center Point Road below.
Center Point Road Track List:
2. "Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time" featuring Little Big Town
4. "Look What God Gave Her"
5. "Center Point Road" featuring Kelsea Ballerini
6. "That Old Truck"
10. "Beer Can’t Fix" featuring Jon Pardi
11. "Things You Do For Love"
12. "Remember You Young"
13. "Don’t Stop Drivin’"
15. "Dream You Never Had"