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Rhett looks ahead to "Center Point Road"

Thursday, March 28, 2019 – Thomas Rhett announced he would release his fourth album, "Center Point Road," on May 31.

The disc is named for the street grew up on in Nashville. Rhett had a hand a writing all 16 songs, the first time he has not used outside writers for at least one song. "Look What God Gave Her" is the first single.

"For me, Center Point Road really symbolizes what it was like to grow up in Hendersonville," said Rhett. "First dates, first football games, first heartbreak, first kisses, success and failures. I really feel like that road shaped who I am today, and it felt fitting because the record, for the most part, is pretty nostalgic. Songs like 'Almost,' 'That Old Truck' and especially 'Center Point Road,' really describe who I was as a kid and teenager, and who I've become as an adult."

"On this one, I just got back to why I wanted to make music in the first place - and that was writing great songs. This is one of those records that every time I listen back to it, it still feels new," Rhett said.

Rhett produced the release with long-time companions Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure and Julian Bunetta.

The track list is:
1. Up (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally)
2. Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time featuring Little Big Town (Thomas Rhett, Karen Fairchild, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip)
3. Blessed (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur)
4. Look What God Gave Her (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Julian Bunetta, JKash, Ammar Malik, John Henry Ryan)
5. Center Point Road featuring Kelsea Ballerini (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Amy Wadge, Cleve Wilson)
6. That Old Truck (Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Kamron Kimbro, Ryan Tedder)
7. VHS (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Amy Wadge)
8. Notice (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
9. Sand (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Michael Hardy)
10. Beer Can't Fix featuring Jon Pardi (Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Zach Skelton, Ryan Tedder)
11. Things You Do For Love (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Josh Osborne)
12. Remember You Young (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
13. Don't Stop Drivin' (Thomas Rhett, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley, Josh Miller)
14. Barefoot (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller)
15. Dream You Never Had (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
16. Almost (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Amy Wadge)

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