Thomas Rhett Announces Double Album, ‘Country Again,’ Releases Two Brand New Tracks

Inspired by his time off the road, which allowed him to reconnect with what’s truly important in life, Thomas Rhett…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 5, 2021

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Inspired by his time off the road, which allowed him to reconnect with what’s truly important in life, Thomas Rhett wrote and recorded enough songs to release a double album and he plans to share the first part of the project with fans on April 30. 

Country Again: Side A will feature 11 tracks, entirely co-written by Rhett. Among the album’s tracklist are several songs Rhett previewed with fans on Instagram throughout 2020. 

“’Country Again: Side A’ is everything I wanted to say when I was 19 years old, but hadn’t lived enough to know how to say any of those things yet,” the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year shared. “It’s about the crazy journey that took me out into the world over the last ten years and ultimately brought me back home, more centered and content than ever, with a deep understanding for what’s important in life.” 

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Along with the double album announcement, Rhett shared two brand new tracks, “Want It Again,” and “Growing Up,” with fans. Those who pre-order Country Again: Side A will automatically receive both songs as instant downloads. 

Also included on the project is Rhett’s current hit single, “What’s Your Country Song,” and “Put It On Ice,” a collaboration with HARDY. 

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The husband and father of three looked to his personal life and family when creating the album and says the album serves as a “growing up path” for him. 

“How else do you slow down unless you’re forced to?,” he explains. “For the first time, I had to look at myself and say ‘Who am I? Who is Thomas Rhett without a microphone or a guitar or a stage?’ I had to really dig deep and figure it out. So in many ways, 2020 was a big ol’ reality check, a complete reset. And when I finally settled into myself and my family, and started to work again, it completely influenced all of my songwriting.”

Side B is expected to arrive later this year. 

Thomas Rhett; COUNTRY AGAIN SIDE, Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.
Thomas Rhett; COUNTRY AGAIN SIDE, Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

COUNTRY AGAIN: SIDE A TRACK LIST:

1. “Want It Again” | Thomas Rhett, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller, Josh Thompson
2. “Growing Up” | Thomas Rhett, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller, Josh Thompson
3. “What’s Your Country Song” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Parker Welling
4. “Where We Grew Up”* | Thomas Rhett, Luke Laird, Josh Miller
5. “Heaven Right Now” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson, Laura Veltz
6. “To The Guys That Date My Girls” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Will Bundy, Josh Thompson
7. “More Time Fishin’” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Will Bundy, Josh Thompson
8. “Country Again” | Thomas Rhett, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley
9. “Put It On Ice (featuring Hardy)”+ | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson
10. “Blame It On A Backroad” | Thomas Rhett, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley
11. “Ya Heard” | Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Chase McGill

Produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure
+Produced by Dann Huff and Matt Dragstrem
*Produced by Dann Huff

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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.