Watch Thomas Rhett’s New Down-Home Video for “American Spirit”

Watch Thomas Rhett’s New Down-Home Video for “American Spirit”

Thomas Rhett is kicking off the new year with a new video for “American Spirit.” Written by Thomas Rhett, Jaren Johnston and Chris DeStefano, the tune appears on the deluxe edition of TR’s 2015 album, Tangled Up.

“‘American Spirit’ is one of my favorite songs to sit down and play on an acoustic guitar,” said Thomas Rhett. “So, I knew I wanted to make a video for it . . . just to share with our fans. I knew I wanted it to be simple and something that would pull on the heartstrings and I think it’s the perfect blend of that.”

Shot outside of Nashville, the video for “American Spirit” features Thomas Rhett kicking back with his guitar and enjoying some down-home activities—including riding a four-wheeler and playing with his dogs—while footage from his past concerts is interspersed.

Check it out below.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell