Thomas Rhett says the pandemic is partially responsible for the content on his new album, Country Again: Side A, which sees release today (Friday, April 30th). He explains: [“Even though a lot of it was written in 2019, I think that it took 2020 and all of the hardship that came with it to kind of re-discover some stuff about my life, about myself, about being a husband, being a dad. I feel like when you’re forced to stop doing what you think your identity is and you’re kind of forced to live with yourself, at the core of you, you start to ask yourself a lot of questions. Who am I without a guitar? Who am I without a stage? And I think that I just kept being reminded that I am a dad, I’m a husband, I’m a friend. And I really started to just embrace more of those moments so much more, and I think a lot of these songs definitely would not have been written without this year."] SOUNDCUE (:33 OC: . . . without this year.)

Thomas recorded 25 songs in the studio, with 11 on Country Again: Side A, and the others slated for Country Again: Side B, which will be released later this year.

Country Again: Side A features Thomas' chart-topping hit, “What’s Your Country Song,” and his new single, the title track, “Country Again.”

Thomas will play a special livestream concert tonight at 8 p.m. ET called “Thomas Rhett One Night Only From Nashville.” For tickets, visit

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