Thomas Rhett – Want It Again download mp3
For those wondering what to expect from Thomas Rhett’s new album, the title and first two singles tell you all you need to know. “What’s Your Country Song?” has already topped Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and the follow up, “Country Again,” is rising fast. Out Friday (April 30), Country Again: Side A is the first of a two-part project that finds the Academy of Country Music Awards’ reigning male artist of the year returning to his country roots.
“When I first started out in this business, this is the kind of music I was playing. These were the kinds of songs that I was writing,” he tells Billboard over Zoom. “I just wasn’t as good of a songwriter back then, but I’ve gotten a little bit of knowledge in the last decade. I’m just really proud of how this came out, just the honesty behind these tracks, and the instrumentation and production is really where I’m at in this day in time.”
Since signing with the Big Machine Label Group’s Valory imprint a decade ago, Rhett, 31, has demonstrated his versatility by incorporating pop, rock and R&B into his own unique blend. His first four albums have spawned 16 Country Airplay No. 1s and amassed nearly 10 billion streams. But how does last year’s ACM Awards’ entertainer of the year (an honor he shared with Carrie Underwood) think fans will feel about his new traditional direction?