Thomas Rhett Debuts Emotional ‘Remember You Young’ Video

Grab the tissues because there’s a chance Thomas Rhett’s “Remember You Young” music video will make you cry. The just-released…

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Lauren Jo Black

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September 20, 2019

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Grab the tissues because there’s a chance Thomas Rhett’s “Remember You Young” music video will make you cry.

The just-released video brings back the beloved characters from Rhett’s “Marry Me” video, this time at a much later stage in life. The video begins in an old-fashioned diner where four older gentlemen are seen eating and playing cards. A voiceover can then be heard saying, “While you’re young, cherish your life as it comes to you. It’s the only way it comes, after all.”

The storyline continues to unfold through scenes of the present day and flashbacks of the past. The video’s main character is soon revealed to be the young man in the “Marry Me” video. Now a senior citizen, he makes his way around a small town as he sees memories of his longtime love in various flashbacks.

Everything comes full circle when the man pulls up to a field where he joins an older version of his wife wearing an airy, white gown. They join hands and as the camera circles around them, the younger version of themselves appear. It is then, when she fades away, that viewers realize the man is now alone left with only memories of his wife as he’s shown standing in the field with just an urn in his hands.

The video, directed by Rhett’s longtime collaborator, TK McKamy, showcases a perfect depiction of the song and is undoubtedly Video of the Year material.

“We wrote this song about the people in life that we love, and always remembering them in their youth no matter how much time passes and we all change,” Rhett previously explained of the song which he co-wrote with Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley. “There’s something sentimental about remembering your very best friends who have real jobs and families now tearing it up in college, or picturing me and my wife with no cares at the Tin Roof back in Knoxville. I love that the last verse is a bit of twist with it all coming full circle. It actually makes me emotional. It’s easily one of my favorite tracks on the album.”

“Remember You Young” is currently Top 20 at country radio. It’s the second single from Rhett’s fourth studio album, Center Point Road.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.