Rhett releases "Be a Light"
Monday, March 30, 2020
– On his 30th birthday, Thomas Rhett gave a present to his fans with the release of "Be A Light" with help from Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban.
Rhett co-wrote the song with Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem.
"I wrote 'Be A Light' last year as a way to process negativity and sadness I was seeing in the world," said Rhett. "Now, as I sit in my home with my family on my 30th birthday, we are in the middle of a world-wide pandemic affecting every single human on earth, all while our town of Nashville is still healing from devastating tornadoes that destroyed so much of our city less than one month ago. But, among the wreckage, I see us come together in ways I never dreamed possible. I knew in my heart this was the time to share this message with the world and our community. The voices who join me on this track are some of the brightest lights I know. I hope this song serves as a reminder that we are all in this together."
All proceeds from "Be A Light" will be given to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events.
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