Thomas Rhett isn’t afraid of the redneck label — and in fact, he wears it like a badge of honor.
With his Country Again: Side A album, the country hit maker proudly returned to his roots. Now with the new track “Redneck Be Like,” he’s planting his flag for good.
Featuring a swampy country-pop vibe and honest appreciation for a lifestyle Jeff Foxworthy once described as “a glorious lack of sophistication,” the rollicking new track is all about being proud of who you are, and owning the “redneck” stereotypes. Things like working hard, but playing harder. Practicing the simple small town life, but living large all the same. And for TR, it all comes natural.
“This song is all about summertime and getting a chance to unwind and let loose,” he says. “We wrote it about the towns where I grew up in Georgia and Tennessee, and honestly every town we live in for the night when we go on tour. We can’t wait to see y’all on the road and turn this one up.”
“All day in the sun / Always havin’ fun / Always gettin’ sunk in that muddy river / Always got a buzz / Always double cup / Catchin’ catfish up on some chicken liver,” the euphoric track goes. And like Thomas Rhett said, he’ll soon bring straight to his fans.
TR’s Center Point Road Tour finally gets underway next Friday (August 13), starting with with back-to-back nights in Orange Beach, Alabama, and featuring special guests Cole Swindell and Gabby Barrett.
Meanwhile, his “Country Again” single is inside the Top 10 at country radio in the U.S., and spending a second week at Number One on the Canadian Mediabase chart. Earlier this week, TR made a spirit-lifting appearance at the Together: Feeding Nashville fundraising concert, taking the stage alongside Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris and more.