Thomas Rhett Earns 17th Chart-Topping Single with ‘What’s Your Country Song’

Just weeks ahead of the release of his forthcoming fifth studio album, Thomas Rhett returned to the top of the…


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March 26, 2021


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Just weeks ahead of the release of his forthcoming fifth studio album, Thomas Rhett returned to the top of the country radio charts with his latest single, “What’s Your Country Song.”

The song reached the No.1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Charts while simultaneously topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.

Rhett, who co-wrote the song alongside Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Parker Welling, says the idea of earning his 17th No.1 is mind-blowing. 

“I can hardly wrap my mind around seventeen… what an unreal way to kick off this new chapter of music,” the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year said. “I’m so grateful to the fans and radio for reacting to this one right away after I played a little of it on Instagram basically a year ago – it’s crazy to see it all come full circle. I cannot wait to share the rest with y’all!”

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What’s Your Country Song” is the lead single from Rhett’s upcoming double album. The first set, Country Again: Side A, will be released on April 30. 

The superstar will celebrate the album with a special livestream, “Thomas Rhett One Night Only From Nashville.” Taking place on Friday, April 30 at 7:00PM CT, the event is hosted by Veeps and will allow fans from around the globe to experience Thomas Rhett’s first full band performance since 2019 and have a front-row seat to the debut performances of brand new songs, along with fan-favorite chart-topping smashes. Tickets for the concert and VIP packages for the post-show Q&A are on-sale now at

“It’s been a year and a half since I last played a live show,” Thomas Rhett said. “It’s been good to keep sharing music in all the ways we’ve made work (mostly in front of my plaid curtains), but we really wanted to take it up a few notches until we can safely get back out there on the road. It’ll be where we play some new stuff for the first time and have a chance to share what the songs mean to me!” 

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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.