For several years, Thomas Rhett has delivered music that the modern-day country fan just cannot deny. Securing his spot as a superstar in the genre, Rhett proves his talent as both a vocalist, songwriter, and a human being every day. With four incredible records to look back on, it was difficult to choose our favorites, but here are some of the best deep cuts in our opinion…
“Learned It From The Radio” – Tangled Up
“And all the DJ’s in all those little static towns / How to live / How to love / everything I need to know / I learned it from the radio”
Off his sophomore record, Tangled Up, “Learned It from the Radio” is a gem that definitely could have been a radio single. The song is an ode to country music, the radio, and music in general, and we cannot get enough of it.
“All-American Middle Class White Boy” – It Goes Like This
“I grew up in the heartland USA / I sing it loud and proud and I make a lotta noise / I’m an all-American middle class white boy”
A staple in his earlier live shows, fans go crazy for this classic Rhett tune off his debut album, It Goes Like This. The song introduces us to the singer-songwriter’s upbringing and his roots, which we can all appreciate.
“Center Point Road” – Center Point Road
“We wrote our own destiny / In parking lots and empty streets / Yeah, we got high on you and me”
The title track off his latest record, “Center Point Road” is an insightful, inside look into Rhett’s roots. The anthemic track takes us on a journey through good ole Tennessee raising, and the addition of Kelsea Ballerini to the song only elevates it.
“Sweetheart” – Life Changes
“Sweetheart / God could’ve never made two / Nobody quite like you / Woah, sweetheart”
One of the sweetest love songs in country music, “Sweetheart” is the most heartfelt sentiment. Clearly inspired by Rhett’s relationship with his beautiful and talented wife the song is a reminder of how true love can make us all feel.
“Gateway Love” – Life Changes
“I guess I was your gateway love, I didn’t get you high enough / Kinda like an 8th grade crush that never lasts”
“Gateway Love” is such a cleverly-written tune that it just had to make our list. Off the record Life Changes, the song discusses what it’s like being the guy before the forever relationship.
“Dream You Never Had” – Center Point Road
“You married the music the day that you married me / Baby, I’m just a singer, and you are the songs that I sing”
Finally, “Dream You Never Had” rounds out our list. This deeply personal song is a thank you and an apology that Rhett wrote for his wife, Lauren. He acknowledges all that she has sacrificed for Rhett’s journey as an entertainer. Catchy, sentimental, and beautifully-written, this song is one of our all-time favorites.
How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, and Luke Combs here.
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