Thomas Rhett’s Sophomore Album, “Tangled Up,” Is Getting the Deluxe Treatment

Thomas Rhett’s Sophomore Album, “Tangled Up,” Is Getting the Deluxe Treatment

Thomas Rhett released his sophomore album, Tangled Up, in September 2015, and since that time it has sold close to 500,000 copies and spawned No. 1 hits “Crash and Burn,” “Die a Happy Man” and “T-Shirt.”

The good news is TR can now afford to buy a T-shirt without holes in it (see album art below if you’re confused).

The great news is Thomas Rhett will release the deluxe version of Tangled Up on Oct. 28, with five never-before-heard tracks, including the new single, “Star of the Show,” which will hit country radio on Sept. 30.

“‘Star of the Show’ is one of those songs that I have lived with for a while and kept coming up as a song we needed to record and get to the fans,” said Thomas Rhett in a press release. “I wrote it with my dad [Rhett Akins] right after I got married, and it was the first song I ever wrote about Lauren. It was a staple in our set before we had any hits and fans still request it to this day. The deluxe [album] allows us to thank our fans for an incredible year by putting out a few new songs like this one, and also by reworking a couple of favorites by adding some friends into the mix.”

The 18-track album is filled with party anthems, dance tunes, drinking songs and love ballads, including a remix of TR’s ACM Award-winning “Die a Happy Man” featuring Tori Kelly.

thomas-rhett1Tangled Up Deluxe Track List & Songwriters 
“Anthem” – Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins
“Crash and Burn” – Jesse Frasure, Chris Stapleton, Sam Cooke
“South Side” – Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Chris Stapleton
“Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Sprague
“Vacation” – Thomas Rhett, Thomas Allen, Harold Brown, Morris Dickerson, Sean Douglas, Gerry Goldstein, Leroy Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Osker, Andreas Schuller, Howard Scott, Joe Spargur, Ricky Reed, John Ryan
“Like It’s the Last Time” – Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
” T-Shirt” – Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
“Single Girl” – Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ben Hayslip
“The Day You Stop Looking Back” – Jaren Johnston, Luke Laird
“Tangled” – Chris DeStefano, Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins, Josh Osborne, Scott Schwartz
“Playing With Fire” feat. Jordin Sparks – Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley
“I Feel Good” feat. Lunch Money Lewis – Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Teddy Geiger, Jacob Hindlin, Gamal Lewis, Charlie Puth, Joe Sprague
“Learned It From the Radio” – Nicolle Galyon, Ashley Gorley, Jimmy Robbins
“Star of the Show” – Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
“American Spirit” – Thomas Rhett, Chris DeStefano, Jaren Johnston
“Background Music” – Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Lindsay Rimes
“Playing With Fire” feat. Danielle Bradbery – Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley
“Die a Happy Man” (The Remix) feat. Tori Kelly – Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Sprague

photo by Jason Simanek

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter