Country music singer and songwriter Thomas Rhett is looking forward to Thanksgiving by counting his many blessings.
Rhett tells CMT News a song on which he collaborates with Christian music artist Chris Tomlin speaks to him. He says the song inspired him to be thankful for what he has and not worry about what he doesn’t.
The song is called “Thank You Lord” and can be found on his latest album, “Chris Tomlin and Friends.”
Florida Georgia Line also lends their vocal talents to the track.
“If I had to re-phrase ‘Thank You Lord,’ it would definitely be ‘Thank You Lord for My Family,’” Rhett said in an interview. “Thank you Lord for my kids and this life that you’ve blessed us with, because it’s been such a crazy ride and I think without my family, I really don’t know where I would be.’”
In the interview, Rhett is joined by his wife, country singer Lauren Akins and their three daughters Willa, Ada and Lennon. Rhett and Akins comprise one of the country music industry’s most popular couples.
Rhett Talks Writing ‘Thank You Lord’
The singer says he co-wrote the song with Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and renowned Nashville songwriter Corey Crowder. The trio then sent their work to Tomlin.
“I wrote that song with Tyler Hubbard and Corey Crowder a couple years ago,” he says. “We worked on this Chris Tomlin project, Chris was like, ‘Do you have any songs that you think I’d like?’”
“And I sent him ‘Thank You Lord’ and he loved it. So it was only fitting for me and Florida Georgia Line to get on there and Chris, obviously, cause it was his record.”
Other superstars can also be heard on the Tomlin album released earlier this year. The album includes collaborations with Lady A, Brett Young, Cassadee Pope, Russell Dickerson, RaeLynn, Chris Lane, and more.