Get Your Groove On With Thomas Rhett’s New Single

"Make Me Wanna" Could Have You Busting Moves You Didn't Know You Had

It was a perfect day in Nashville last week when I first heard Thomas Rhett ’s new single, “Make Me Wanna,” on the radio.

I was out running errands with my stereo cranked up. And, lo and behold, this incredible groove came on my favorite station, and I thought, “What is this fantastic song?”

It was unlike anything I’d heard on country radio in a long, long time. With a feel-good, blues-infused melody and a retro, almost disco beat, it couldn’t be resisted, and I wasn’t about to try. As it turns out, it was none other than Rhett with his latest hooky gem.

As it blasted through my speakers, I felt myself light up like a Christmas tree. I felt my hips swaying in my truck seat. I couldn’t contain my urge to just move and feel this music.

And I’m not the only one, apparently. Rhett says the fan response to this off-the-beaten path single has been overwhelming. In fact, that’s why he chose to release it as the final single from his debut album.

“From the first time we played it out live, I noticed people just kinda movin’,” he said. “And for a song that nobody knows, for them to move and kinda pretend like they know the words is a good sign. You see those people in the front row, whatever they’re mouthing, and it’s not even the words, but at least they’re tryin’.”

Rhett knows he has do what he loves musically, but when it comes to picking singles, he’s smart enough to give the people what they love, too.

“There was a lot of songs off the record we probably could’ve went with, but there was something special about this one for me. … It’s always been one of my favorites, and to actually get to put it out as the last song off my first record is a pretty cool thing.”

I recommend it for soundtracking joy rides or running errands on fall days. I also recommend blasting it during living room dance parties, where it’s safer to bust a move.

And, trust me, you will be busting a move or two. Maybe even three or four.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.