Thomas Rhett Drops New Original Song, 'Christmas In The Country'
By Blake Taylor
November 20, 2019
The holiday season is officially here and Thomas Rhett is helping spread some cheer with new music. The country star just shared his original new song, "Christmas In The Country" along with "The Christmas Song" on Wednesday (November 20).
"We start celebrating Christmas early around here. Hope y'all do too," Rhett writes in the caption of an Instagram post. "'Christmas In The Country,' an original & 'The Christmas Song' available everywhere now at link in bio 🎁"
"Christmas In The Country" and "The Christmas Song" are the only holiday tracks Rhett's recorded so far. However, he recently hinted at the possibility of an entire Christmas album in the future.
"My wife's been on me to record a Christmas album or EP for a long time," Rhett told People about his wife, Lauren Akins. "And so we went in the studio and I recorded a classic and then I wrote an original."
Rhett, who usually writes most of his songs, admits that the Christmas song didn't come easy to him. "It's kind of impossible to write a classic," he admitted. "You just hope that it's cool enough to survive one year and maybe it'll get played next year. I think my dream in life would be to write a classic Christmas song that gets played until my kids are older."
Earlier this year, Rhett released the CMA Award Album of the Year nominated record, Center Point Road. Featured on the project is his current single, "Remember You Young." The nostalgic anthem was influenced by his wife and his two daughters Willa Gray and Ada James. With another baby girl on the way, it's likely that his upcoming album will reflect his life as a father of three girls.
“I think every third verse ends with a baby line,” Rhett explains. “So we’ll just have to pick the best of the ones that we’ve written with babies in them.”
Take a listen to Rhett's "Christmas In The Country" and "The Christmas Song" below.
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