Thomas Rhett comes home in his new single, “Country Again,” embracing the down home lifestyle and sound that once defined who he was. And after admittedly getting away from it for a while, he’s glad to be back.
Calling “Country Again” the song that inspired his upcoming album (Country Again: Side A), TR today (April 13) releases the track to country radio as his next single — the follow up to his 17th Number One, “What’s Your Country Song.” With a gentle acoustic guitar and vivid, storytelling lyrics, the track finds a superstar counting the mileposts on a long, full-circle journey back to his roots, and feeling more at peace than ever before. Touching on his evolving career, it was co-written by Rhett with Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley, while T.K. McKamy directed the reflective, performance-based video.
“I’ve been counting down the days to get this one out to y’all,” Thomas Rhett said. “It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve written yet and honestly just feels full circle in so many ways… it’s about the crazy journey I’ve been on over the last decade and ultimately finding my way back home.”
“Yeah, I love me some California, but it sure ain’t Tennessee / And my roots down there in Georgia, yeah they start missing me / And I wouldn’t trade the things I’ve done or the places that I’ve been / Man it feels good to be country again,” goes the chorus.
Following the new single’s release, Thomas Rhett is up for four awards at this Sunday’s (April 18) ACM Awards — including a defense of his Entertainer of the Year crown. The hit maker will also perform on the 56th annual show, which airs on CBS at 8 pm ET, and is set to release Country Again: Side A on April 30.