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Thomas Rhett Shares Excitement Over Being Nominated as Songwriter Twice in 2020 Grammys

by Emily Morgan
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The recent release of the 2021 Grammy nominations has artists everywhere excited. Country music star Thomas Rhett shared his joy when he posted about his nomination via Instagram. 

Rhett first came on the Grammy scene in 2016. He earned a nomination for song “Die A Happy Man.”

The following year he would be nominated for “Best Country Album” for Life Changes. Again, he would receive another nomination when in 2019, his album Center Point Road would be up for “Best Country Album.” This past year, he was nominated once again for “Best Country Song” titled “Some People Do.” 

Compared to last year, things are a little bit different for Rhett as he heads into the 2021 awards season. No longer nominated for his own song or album, he’s hoping to take a Grammy home as a songwriter for “Best Country Song.” 

Thomas Rhett Teams Up With Old Dominion

Along with Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, and the band’s frontman Matthew Ramsey, Thomas Rhett co-wrote “Some People Do,” released by Old Dominion. The song marked the final track on Old Dominion’s self-titled album released this time last year. 

The country piano-ballad brings out a message of forgiveness, hope, and the process of winning back trust. Rhett almost cut the track on an album of his own as he was the first one to bring the idea to the table.

In an interview with The Boot, co-songwriter Randy McNally gave his thoughts on the addition of Rhett’s songwriting. 

“One thing about Thomas Rhett that’s different from the other three people in that room that day is, if he has you in the room and he has an idea, he likes to try it. I mean, we had backpacks on, we were walking out the door, and he sat at the piano just started playing.”

He continued, saying, “And I don’t know exactly the way the phrase came out, but it had nothing to do with a relationship. Somebody said, ‘Well, some people do.’ and then, Thomas Rhett always hears songs in phrases like that. He’s like, ‘That sounds like a song.'”