Rhett goes deluxe today
Friday, September 21, 2018
– Thomas Rhett went deluxe today with "Life Changes" almost a year after its original release. The new disc contains three new tracks, "Country Gold," "Cardboard Heart" and "When We're 80." A digital version has three remixes of "Leave Right Now" and a track with updated lyrics for "Life Changes." Rhett has enjoyed hits with "Craving You," featuring Maren Morris, "Unforgettable" and "Marry Me."
Tyler Rich is out with a four-song EP including his single "The Difference." Rich, a native of California, is on the Big Machine label.
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