It was an eventful weekend for Thomas Rhett as the two-time iHeartRadio Country Artist of the Year released two new songs, announced his new, upcoming album and appeared as the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Rhett performed his new single “Look What God Gave Her” and premiered a new tune, “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time”, marking the first live performances of both songs.
Rhett, in his ripped up, forest green t-shirt was introduced by SNL host, John Mulaney to perform his new pop-infused single, “Look What God Gave Her”. In this song, Rhett sings about how beautiful his wife, Lauren Akins is.
Rhett had a lot of fun ending the show with a brand new song, “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time”. Rhett performed with two backup singers and a horn section that danced along to the beat. The singer-songwriter was running around and dancing all over the stage singing this funky, upbeat track. This song reminded us of Rhett’s “I Feel Good” from his album Tangled Up and “Country Gold” from the deluxe version of Life Changes because it makes you want to get up and dance along.
“Pour a little liquor, make this living room twirl / Watch me set this night on fire / Baby, you know I love a party / Don’t threaten me with a good time”
Blending genres is what makes Rhett so successful in this industry. We’ve seen the singer-songwriter go full country with songs like “All-American Middle Class White Boy”, but then veer towards pop and even EDM with songs like “Leave Right Now”. “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” combines country with a little pop and R&B; sounding like a track from an Earth, Wind and Fire album. Watch the live performance below!
Rhett released a studio version on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms immediately after the show which features Little Big Town. This song will be the second track on his new album Center Point Road which comes out May 31st.
We hope to see these hits on Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour setlist which begins in Washington on May 17th. Rhett is bringing along special guests, Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and his father, Rhett Atkins. New Yorkers can catch him at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on August 3rd and/or at Madison Square Garden on September 20th. For more tour information, click here.
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