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How Thomas Rhett Turned His New Album Into an Unforgettable Family Affair

4/30/2021 3:22:00 PM

How Thomas Rhett Turned His New Album Into an Unforgettable Family Affair

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Thomas Rhett discussed how quarantine and family time played a role in his personal double album titled Country Again.

pandemic hit, the 31-year-old country singer found himself adjusting to a whole new reality.With his schedule suddenly wide open, Thomas Rhett began asking himself serious questions like, "Who am I without a stage?" and "Who am I without a guitar?" What came next was the creation of part one of his fifth studio double album titled

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Country Again: Side A."I sort of had to literally write down a list of ‘OK, I'm a dad. I'm a husband. I'm a friend. I'm a brother. I'm a son,' and I started to take these things that I knew for sure that I was, and I started to put all of my weight into that in 2020," Thomas Rhett exclusively shared with E! News. "And it was just amazing to realize, ‘Yeah, I'm a musician for sure, but first of all, I'm a dad. First of all, I'm a husband' and when I started to realize that those were the priorities, my life just kind of shifted."

That shift can be heard on his new album available on April 30. All 11 tracks including the radio hit "What's Your Country Song" are co-written by Thomas Rhett and inspired by experiences in his life.Thomas Rhett's Cutest Father Moments

"To The Guys That Date My Girls" is a "letter of what I think I would say" to any potential suitors wanting to date his daughters, he explained. As for "Heaven," the track explores grief after Thomas Rhett lost a close friend nine years ago.

Watch:Thomas Rhett's Kids in Tutus Starring in His Music Video"I'm not sure that that song would have ever been written had I not had a chance to slow down and take inventory of the last eight or nine years of my life," Thomas Rhett admitted. "I think when you're kind of forced to be with yourself for a while, a lot of the things that maybe you didn't deal with kind of come up in conversation."

Thomas Rhett is the first to admit that he couldn't have done this project alone. Throughout the album, he collaborated with his father and fellow country music legendRhett Akins.To this day, the Grammy nominee can't believe he gets to write songs and work alongside his dad.

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