Celebrate ‘Christmas In The Country’ With Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett is getting fans in the Christmas spirit with the release of two holiday singles. The superstar recently shared…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 2, 2019


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Thomas Rhett is getting fans in the Christmas spirit with the release of two holiday singles.

The superstar recently shared a Christmas original, “Christmas In The Country,” as well as his rendition of the holiday classic “The Christmas Song” with fans.

“Christmas In The Country” was written by Rhett, David Garcia, Ashley Gorley and Chris Tomlin and celebrates everything there is to love about a country Christmas.

“We got snowflakes falling on an old two-lane/ Red-bow wreaths on a windowpane/ Just sitting ’round the fire with the ones who love me/ Miles from a city and the crazy crowds/ Where the pine trees grow and the world slows down/ Way out here, yeah, man I sure feel lucky/ Doing Christmas in the country,” he sings throughout the chorus.

“Christmas is hands-down my favorite time of year,” said Rhett. “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.”

Rhett and his family got in the Christmas spirit over the weekend when they visited a Christmas tree lot to pick out the perfect tree. His wife, Lauren, shared a photo of their festive outing on Instagram with the caption, “faaavvorite time of year is herrreee.”

The couple will welcome their third daughter early next year. To prepare, they recently moved to a new home that has more space for their growing family.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.