Lady A and Thomas Rhett Tribute Musical Greats In Touching New Ballad, ‘Heroes’

Lady A and Thomas Rhett pay tribute to iconic musical artists in their just-released collab “Heroes.” The piano-driven ballad references…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 20, 2020


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Lady A and Thomas Rhett pay tribute to iconic musical artists in their just-released collab “Heroes.”

The piano-driven ballad references iconic songs such as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton “Islands In The Stream,” Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”

The moving lyrics recognize that while some of the artists may be gone, they won’t soon be forgotten.

“All of my heroes are dying/ Lord, may they rest in peace/ Oh, so here’s to the songs that will always live on/ From now until eternity,” they sing on the chorus.

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“Heroes” was co-written by Charles Kelley, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure and Joe London. The song is featured on Lady A’s just-released OCEAN DELUXE EDITION, which features six additional tracks.

“It’s crazy to think this album is only turning a year old because it has already been part of so many moments for us as a band,” Lady A‘s Hillary Scott shared when the deluxe album was announced. “We wanted to share our appreciation with our fans with a couple of never released tracks we thought they might like and put a spin on some others that have been fun to play around with during quarantine.”

Click above to listen to “Heroes.”

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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 and her work being featured on 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.