Thomas Rhett returned to the top of the country radio chart this week, securing his 13th consecutive chart-topping single and 19th career No.1 with “Slow Down Summer.”
The track, which reached the top spot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart, was co-written by Rhett with his father, Rhett Akins, as well as Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure, and Ashley Gorley.
The superstar took to social media to share his excitement over the news with a sweet video clip of himself alongside his daughter, Lennon Love. The pair happened to hear the song on the radio while out taking beach photos.
“Found out that ‘Slow Down Summer’ is the #1 song in the country at radio today. Just feeling very grateful for everyone involved in the process. The writers, producers, radio team, my family, country radio and most important YALL,” the father of four wrote. “Sitting “in park” in the car with Lennon and this is the first song we hear. Can’t wait to see all of you on the road this summer🙌 Love all of y’all so much.”
“Slow Down Summer” became an instant fan favorite upon its release. Rhett brought the nostalgic tune to life with a music video that follows a young couple that falls in love in the midst of the summer. The seasons begin to change around the couple as they reminisce upon the good times they had together.
Rhett is also featured in the clip as he plays piano throughout the changing seasons.
The country superstar previously shared the inspiration behind the song, explaining where his mind was on the day they wrote it.
“I wrote this song from the point of view of two people who are in love during senior year of high school,” Rhett said. “I envisioned them headed off to different schools and they’re starting to understand that the moment the weather starts to change, they’ve got a 99-percent chance this relationship is not going to work. I know that myself and a lot of people have been there before, wishing the fireworks stage doesn’t have to end.”
“Slow Down Summer” is featured on Rhett’s new album, Where We Started. The project includes 15 tracks and was released on April 1.
Thomas Rhett will soon hit the road on his much-anticipated Bring The Bar To You Tour. Kicking off on June 17 in Gilford, NH, the tour will visit over 30 cities throughout the U.S. through October 15.
Additional details about the trek can be found HERE.