Thomas Rhett’s New Song Gets the Stamp of Approval from Eric Church

Thomas Rhett’s New Song Gets the Stamp of Approval from Eric Church

Thomas Rhett‘s Country Again – Side A comes out April 30th, and it already contains a number-1 hit, with “What’s Your Country Song.”

Now he’s released the title track, and it name drops a musical hero of Thomas’…Eric Church.

Eric chimed in on what he thought of the song — Thomas shares the text conversation the two had, “There’s obviously a line, about me and my buddies cranking Eric Church to 10, and he texted me and said ‘Hey man, I just wanted to say “Country Again” is great. Hope you and the family are doing well.’ And I said ‘Thanks a lot, it means a ton. Hope you don’t mind that I name dropped you.’ and he said ‘I’m honored.’ And that was full circle to me because he’s one of the biggest reasons, besides Merle Haggard, that I wanted to write songs in the first place. I remember being 16 years old and just being like ‘is there anyone better than Eric Church’ and I was the dude that my favorite songs were the b-sides or the album cuts, so, he’s always been somebody I looked up to as a songwriter. So, to have him kind of sign off on a song was very special to me.”

Thomas recently performed both songs, “What’s Your Country Song” and “Country Again” on the ACM Awards

Photo Courtesy of Valory Music Co

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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