When it came time to choose a follow-up single to “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett was kind of at a loss. The single was a six-week No.1 hit song and won him numerous awards, including the ACM for Single Record of the Year.
But somehow, Rhett was able to make a choice and decided to send “T-Shirt” to country radio.
“We struggle with this even in our live show ‘cause it’s like, what do you play after ‘Die A Happy Man’ when everyone is done singing every single word so loud, it’s like every single song after that it’s like, you better come with somethin’ pretty incredible,” he explained.
The song had been sitting in Rhett’s back pocket for several years and is one his wife loved, making his decision to release “T-Shirt” even easier.
“But, ‘T-shirt’ for me, I really wanted to cut it on the first album, so this song has been around with me for a long time. It was one of my wife’s favorite songs that I ever really put on hold that I didn’t write. It’s just fun and if there ever was a time to put out a song I’ve always wanted to put out, you know, why not do it after that one. And so, we love playin’ it live, and we’ve been playin’ it live for like three years, so for it to finally get the recognition that I’ve wanted it to for a long time, this was our shot, so we went for it.”
“T-Shirt” is currently sitting in the Top 3 at country radio. His former single, “Die A Happy Man” is also nominated for Video of the Year at the 2016 CMT Music Awards.