Last year Thomas Rhett released his album Country Again: Side A
The album was inspired by the title track, “Country Again” – which in turn was inspired by a conversation he had with his wife Lauren Akins during the early days of quarantine in 2020.
Thomas shares the story, “The first 30, 40 days of quarantine I was freaking out cause I did not know what to do. You know, I was like, ‘We’re supposed to be in rehearsal. We’re supposed to be on the road. We’re supposed to be doing this.’ And my wife was like, ‘Honey, I think you have to just realize that you can’t do this right now. So, maybe why don’t you just take a step back and live some life and then go try to write again.’ And so, I literally didn’t write a song for almost two months, which is the longest I’ve ever gone, I think, in my whole life. And when I came back, the very first song I wrote was ‘Country Again’.”
In promoting Country Again: Side A, Thomas shared that it was the first half of what would be a double album with Side B arriving later in 2021.
Well, Side B didn’t arrive…instead, Rhett released his current single “Slow Down Summer” and in November of 2021 announced that he had created so much music that he’d be releasing an album in between the Country Again releases.
Now the first album from Thomas in 2022, Where We Started, will arrive April 1st.
OK…all caught up? No? Well, if you’re still confused by it all, you’re not alone.
With Thomas’ new project just 3 weeks from coming out…he recently discover that this new album’s arrival is news to one of his biggest fans – his wife.
In a video he shared on social media, Thomas was shocked that Lauren was unaware of the new album…
So anyway…I have a new album coming out April 1st
Of course Lauren won the exchange with the final comment “My life revolves around your children!”
Thomas was a smart man and dropped it there as Lauren as a mom of 4 little girls had a point.
But now Lauren, and hopefully everyone else is aware that Thomas Rhett’s new album Where We Started – also now known as the “in between one” – will come out on April 1st, and it includes Thomas’ current single “Slow Down Summer.”
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