He may be the son of 90s country star Rhett Akins but there’s more than a country song in Thomas.
Thomas Rhett is still a few weeks away from releasing his new album, ‘Tangled Up’ (September 25), and there are several collaborations with artists from different genres on the 13 tracks.
Among those he worked with from outside of country music are Jordin Sparks on the song “Playing With Fire” and “I Feel Good” with rapper Lunch Money Lewis which shows the vast musical influences he’s had. He credits country, pop, R&B, rap, rock and oldies as shaping his music.
“I didn’t grow up listening to just one style of music,” he says. “So, I don’t know how to write just one style of music. Whether these songs have more of a pop influence or more of a hip-hop influence or a completely country influence, they all, in some crazy way, cohesively sound like a me song.”
He’s already proven that with the album’s first release, “Crash and Burn,” which pulls from two if to three of those other genres.
This fall Thomas is heading out on the ‘CMT On Tour’ with Brett Eldredge.
Source: Taste Of Country/USA Today