Thomas Rhett and All-Star Friends Preach Positivity in ‘Be a Light’

He teams up with Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, songwriter Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban for the track.

Written by Chris Parton
Thomas Rhett and All-Star Friends Preach Positivity in ‘Be a Light’
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Thomas Rhett attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Thomas Rhett sends a beam of hope into a bleak moment in history with the encouraging new track, “Be a Light,” enlisting the all star cast of Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, songwriter Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban to help.

Co-written with Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem, Rhett’s timely track is all about doing our small part to make the world a better place. With soul-stirring instrumentation and superstar harmonies, the team deliver the always-meaningful message of spreading goodness in dark times — which is even more impactful now.

“In a world full of hate, be a light / When you do somebody wrong, make it right / Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine / In a world full of hate, be a light,” goes the inspiring hook.

“I wrote ‘Be A Light’ last year as a way to process negativity and sadness I was seeing in the world,” Rhett explains. “Now, as I sit in my home with my family on my 30th birthday, we are in the middle of a world-wide pandemic affecting every single human on earth, all while our town of Nashville is still healing from devastating tornadoes that destroyed so much of our city less than one month ago. But, among the wreckage, I see us come together in ways I never dreamed possible. I knew in my heart this was the time to share this message with the world and our community. The voices who join me on this track are some of the brightest lights I know. I hope this song serves as a reminder that we are all in this together.”

In other good news, the stars are donating all proceeds from the song to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund — aiming to help support artists and other music professionals who have seen their livelihoods threatened by the coronavirus outbreak — and Rhett appeared on the Today show this morning (March 31) to discuss the new track.