Thomas Rhett is gearing up for the holidays with the release of his first-ever Christmas songs. He co-wrote one song, called “Christmas In The Country,” while the other is his rendition of the classic “The Christmas Song.”
Thomas said, “Christmas is hands-down my favorite time of year. We have so many Christmas traditions in our family that include a lot of festive music, but I’ve never recorded anything myself. Lauren has wanted me to make some Christmas music for a long time, so this year felt like the right time to finally take a stab at writing something and to put my own twist on one of the all-time classics.”
Thomas' current single, “Remember You Young,” is poised to become his next Number One hit. It sits in the Top Three on the charts, but it's a song that almost didn't happen. Thomas and his co-writers Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure originally took the song in a completely different direction. He tells us: “The first way we wrote it was strictly about the person that you’re with. And we wrote an entire song about, you know, I’ll always remember you, even when you’re in a black cocktail dress, I remember you in your pink prom dress. It’s like you always envision who you’re with when you met that person because those images are just ingrained in your head, and you’re always young together even if you’re old, at least you hope you are. And we wrote the song and it just didn’t come out the way that I wanted it to. I think all of us were kind of like, ‘I think we just missed where we should’ve gone with the song.'”
They got together again and re-worked the song, ending up with the hit you hear on radio and Thomas' Center Point Road album, which was nominated yesterday (Wednesday, Nov. 20th) for a Grammy for Best Country Album.
Thomas Rhett On Missing The Mark With ‘Remember You Young’ :