Thomas Rhett Teams With Reba, Keith Urban & More On ‘Be A Light’

Thomas Rhett is hoping to “Be A Light” during times of darkness with the release of an uplifting all-star collaboration….


Lauren Jo Black

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March 31, 2020


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Thomas Rhett is hoping to “Be A Light” during times of darkness with the release of an uplifting all-star collaboration.

Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban join Rhett on the just-released song, which Rhett co-wrote alongside Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem. “Be A Light” is an inspiring ballad that reminds listeners to always be the best version of themselves and to always do good, no matter what.

“In a world full of hate, be a light/ When you do somebody wrong, make it right/ Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine/ In a world full of hate, be a light,” Rhett sings in the chorus.

“I wrote ‘Be A Light’ last year as a way to process negativity and sadness I was seeing in the world,” the singer/songwriter shared in a statement. “Now, as I sit in my home with my family on my 30th Birthday, we are in the middle of a world-wide pandemic affecting every single human on earth, all while our town of Nashville is still healing from devastating tornadoes that destroyed so much of our city less than one month ago. But, among the wreckage, I see us come together in ways I never dreamed possible. I knew in my heart this was the time to share this message with the world and our community. The voices who join me on this track are some of the brightest lights I know. I hope this song serves as a reminder that we are all in this together.”

All of the proceeds from the song will benefit the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will be used to directly support those in the music community with the greatest need.

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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.