Country star Thomas Rhett and his new single “What’s Your Country Song” celebrates country music’s storied history. The song is full of references to other country singers both past and present.
Rhett dropped his latest single in the early hours of Nov. 11. The singer revealed his new song on Instagram. He also teased an upcoming music video in the post, which released on Friday, Nov. 13.
From Alan Jackson to Hank Williams to Alabama, Rhett references several famous artists and their most popular hits. He includes song titles as lyrics in the song. Overall, the song includes shouting out to 16 famous country songs.
All 16 Songs Referenced in ‘What’s Your Country Song’
- “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” Alan Jackson
- “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” Hank Williams Jr.
- “Mama Tried,” Merle Haggard
- “Dixieland Delight,” Alabama
- “Chattahoochee,” Alan Jackson
- “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” Jake Owen
- “Turn Your Radio On,” Ray Stevens
- “All My Exes Live in Texas,” George Strait
- “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” Hank Williams
- “Heartbroke,” Ricky Skaggs
- “That Ain’t My Truck,” Rhett Akins
- “Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks
- “Neon Moon,” Brooks & Dunn
- “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” Barbara Mandrell
- “Strawberry Wine,” Deana Carter
- “Family Tradition,” Hank Williams Jr.
Thomas Rhett Says New Single Debut is Best Ever
Thomas Rhett recently took a moment to celebrate with fans on Instagram after “What’s Your Country Song” proved to be his biggest debut ever.
“Good day to celebrate!!” the country star starts off on Instagram. Thomas Rhett is currently one of the biggest names in country music.
According to his official Instagram account, Rhett’s latest single, “‘What’s Your Country Song?’ [is the] most added song I’ve ever had. Right at 150 stations put it in their rotation,” the star says with a huge smile. This is an enormous debut, as typically around half that number of stations pick up a track at release.
“I just wanna say thank you – thank you – thank you!” Rhett continues in the personal video. He then adds that the song is also the biggest debut I’ve ever had as a country music artist.”
“What a huge thing to celebrate, and I’m really here to celebrate you guys [the fans],” he adds. “Cause, well, thanks for digging the music!”
[H/T Taste of Country]