Thomas Rhett has fully embraced his past and is here to showcase his upbringing!
‘Center Point Road’ released today (May 31st), shares the origin of TR’s story and sheds some light into life lessons that he has carried into adulthood.
In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Thomas shared that he was surprised that ‘Center Point Road’ would be the album to really dig deep into his roots and anchor his marriage with Lauren Akins.
“As a whole, the record is very nostalgic,” shared Thomas. “I think "Center Point Road," is one of those songs that even when we were writing it, I didn’t think the album was going to be called ‘Center Point Road.’ The hook is “Friday night was everything," laughed TR. "But, as we got into it, ‘Center Point Road’ kept raising its hand kind of at the whole centerpiece of the project.”
For this country superstar, it was integral to appreciate that this album was an autobiographical account to the life lessons that TR found growing up in Hendersonville, TN.
“A lot of the songs on this record refer back to me growing up and the lessons that I learned along the way,” Thomas explained. “A few of the love songs on the record go a little deeper into mine and Lauren's relationship than I feel like even, “Die A Happy Man” and “Unforgettable” went. Less rainbows and butterflies if you will. Just a little bit of a deeper layer.”
Thomas is eager to share this collection of songs with fans because he feels that they will have a better sense of who he is as an artist, and he believes that we can all learn something from taking a look at our younger selves to determine the path that led us to today.
'Center Point Road' Track Listing:
1. “Up” | Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally
2. “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time" (featuring Little Big Town) | Thomas Rhett, Karen Fairchild, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip
3. “Blessed” | Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur
4. “Look What God Gave Her” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Julian Bunetta, JKash, Ammar Malik, John Henry Ryan
5. “Center Point Road" (featuring Kelsea Ballerini) | Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Amy Wadge, Cleve Wilson
6. “That Old Truck” | Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Kamron Kimbro, Ryan Tedder
7. “VHS” | Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Amy Wadge
8. “Notice” | Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
9. “Sand” | Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Michael Hardy
10. “Beer Can’t Fix" (featuring Jon Pardi) | Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Zach Skelton, Ryan Tedder
11. “Things You Do for Love” | Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Josh Osborne
12. “Remember You Young” | Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
13. “Don’t Stop Drivin’” | Thomas Rhett, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley, Josh Miller
14. “Barefoot” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller
15. “Dream You Never Had” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
16. “Almost” | Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Amy Wadge
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