Country Again - Thomas Rhett
This weeks SOTW belongs to one of our biggest stars, and songs like this show you why he is. After his last single, (that I loved) What's Your Country Song, I was really encouraged about the direction was going. That song, and this song, is a throwback to the 90's kind of feel and sound, and I feel there will ALWAYS be a crowd to listen to that. That decade gave so many of our listeners their very first taste of our music, and it takes us back to some of the best times in our lives.
Being very honest, and completely understanding that he is a huge star, there have been singles by him in recent years that have gone right by me. Not because they're not good songs as they were hits, and found an audiance and I always respect that. But more because I felt at times they were not really who we are at our core. But with that said, this song is what he does the very best. This video too is very well done, and sells me totally on his direction for the foreseeable future. I love the simple presentation of this song to us!
This terrific song, from this talented guy, done this way, and packaged this well is the kind of stuff that wins Song Of The Year. Stating that you are "country again" leads me to think that maybe there was straying a bit too far from the roots, and now something is pulling you back, and that's great to see, great to hear and great to know.
What A Song!
I can listen to this song over and over. Grab a coffee and take a listen to this masterpiece! This will be one of the best songs of the year - for ANY year.
Well, well done!