Thomas Rhett Talks Inspiration Behind New Album, “Center Point Road,” Including Childhood Memories, Fatherhood, Collaborations & More

Thomas Rhett Talks Inspiration Behind New Album, “Center Point Road,” Including Childhood Memories, Fatherhood, Collaborations & More

Jim Casey talks with Thomas Rhett about:

  • the anticipation of releasing his new album, Center Point Road, on May 31
  • moving from Valdosta, Ga., to Hendersonville, Tenn., as a 5-year-old in 1995
  • his first memory of his house on Center Point Road
  • building the new 16-song album
  • finding the centerpiece for the album, “Remember You Young”
  • his nostalgic, old-soul nature
  • writing the majority of the record while on the road
  • his new song, “That Old Truck,” which was inspired by his first truck, “Fergie”
  • selecting “Look What God Gave Her” as the album’s lead single
  • collaborations on the new album, including Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi and Little Big Town
  • the range of emotions created by sequencing the songs on the album
  • how being a father the last two-plus years influenced the album
  • his Very Hot Summer Tour with Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins
  • performing at Bridgestone Arena during CMA Fest on June 8

Show Participants: 

  • Thomas Rhett
  • Jim Casey, editor in chief of NCD

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson