BRELAND and Thomas Rhett ‘Praise the Lord’ In LOL’ing New Collab

This one is sure to put a smile on your face -- and maybe make you hungry, too.

Written by Chris Parton
BRELAND and Thomas Rhett ‘Praise the Lord’ In LOL’ing New Collab
BRELAND and Thomas Rhett; Image Courtesy of Academy of Country Music

BRELAND and Thomas Rhett team up for some laugh-out-loud fun in the new track “Praise The Lord,” spitting some good-natured rhymes that feature “crispy chicken” and more.

A foot stomping, hand-clapping country rap featuring both finger-lickin’ fun and a real sense of faith, the track does indeed look to the heavens for its inspiration — but it’s more likely to have you rolling on the ground in laughter. Full of lighthearted lyrics about the things BRELAND is thankful for, this tune is a pure mood booster.

“Praise the Lord for Southern women, Hemi engines, crispy chicken / Praise the Lord for east Atlanta, Country Grammar, and my nana / Praise the Lord that I got everything I want and need and more / I might turn up on Saturday, but first thing Sunday morn’ / I praise the Lord,” goes an early verse.

It’s a lot of fun to listen to, sure. But if you watched the 57th ACM Awards last week, “Praise the Lord” seems even more fun to perform. BRELAND shared the stage at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium with Thomas Rhett and his mile-wide smile during the show, and it was one of the night’s brightest moments.


The new song is just more evidence of BRELAND’s emergence as one of country’s most refreshing and creative new artists. Along with his ACM performance, he just earned three CMT Music Awards nominations, and his debut album, Cross Country, is set to release early summer.

“‘Cross Country’ is not just a song I wrote and perform; it’s the title song of my entire movement,” he told Tennessean of his CMT nomination. “I’m breaking down genres by building bridges between them. I tell my story in that song, hoping to inspire other people to tell their stories [in Country music].”