Thomas Rhett asks fans “What’s Your Country Song” in new single, after teasing the track on Instagram back in June. The new tune is available now, November 11th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the music.
Throughout quarantine, Thomas Rhett invited fans inside his home and served the treat of brand new music through IGTV. These song releases featured solely the singer-songwriter and his acoustic guitar, creating a deep and intimate connection between Rhett and his fans.
Country music lovers eagerly requested studio versions of the IGTV acoustic songs to be featured on the artist’s next album. The Nashville star listened, and finally gifted fans with “What’s Your Country Song,” as the lead single for his forthcoming fifth studio album. This preview into the singer’s next era of music is exciting for fans, as it signals an album to follow where the singer will be staying true to his country roots while adding a modern, pop twist.
The country star is known for singing about real-life high and low points, whether it be romantically, starting a family, or relating to his career. This established him as an extremely relatable artist. Throughout the single, “What’s Your Country Song,” the singer continues to use songwriting to reflect on different phases of life.
“What’s Your Country Song” contains elements of an instant classic, acknowledging the power of music as a special guiding force throughout one’s life. Ultimately, the song pins the idea that each person can identify a specific “country song” that transports them back to a certain moment in time and carries significant meaning.
Nearly each and every line of the song namechecks special lyrics and titles from familiar country songs that fans often connect to, whether contemporary or legendary classics. These clever and meaningful lyrics along with the calming acoustic guitar picking pattern make for a deeply impactful tune.
In the first verse, the singer-songwriter playfully sings of common country clichés that evoke feelings of freedom and carefree fun.
“Did you cruise down a back road / with your Dixieland Delight / Are you on the Chattahoochee, On a barefoot blue jean night”
He artfully weaves in well-known song titles into the lyrics, making for an especially engaging and memorable song. When it comes to the chorus, Rhett is soulful in the way he ties together the song’s meaning as a whole…
“Everybody got a small town anthem / Everybody got a story to tell / Everybody got a hallelujah / Everybody been through a little hell / When you’re rolling down a little two-lane highway / And you turn your radio on / Tell me which one hits you baby / Yeah what’s your country song?”
He sings about how everyone has their own struggles and life stories, and that country music is a constant that helps carry people through. This chorus leads the listeners to reflect on songs that have been alongside them during significant moments in their lives, both through ups and downs.
The 2020 ACM Entertainer of the Year even takes us back to the 1980s for a particularly clever lyrical spin from Barbara Mandrell’s legendary hit “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”, “Are you already country / back when country wasn’t cool”.
Listening to this song is like a scavenger hunt, and with each play, there is a new creative lyrical reference to pick up on. The singer’s acoustic song releases through IGTV have been a welcomed surprise to help fans through these tough times of 2020 and we are thrilled that this song signifies even more studio releases to follow.
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