CMT Exclusive: Nine Thomas Rhett Tunes

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When I first heard Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn,” I remember thinking it was like nothing I’d ever heard before. I loved it, and even though I couldn’t put my finger on what was so different about it (beyond the whistling), I haven’t been able to stop turning it up to 11 every time it comes on.

And now that I’ve listened to eight other tracks from his new album, Tangled Up (out on Sept. 25), I can say that I feel the same about all this new music.

Rhett has said that he worked on the album for two years, and that the music pulls from all the things that inspired him and influenced him: “From soul and R&B to old-school country to rock and everything in between.” Some of the songs are Friday-night party tunes, but don’t exactly fall into the bro-country territory we’re all loving to hate.

Some of the songs are ballad-like, like “Like It’s the Last Time” and “Single Girl,” but not in a traditional sentimental country way. This is cooler than that.

And one, “Playing With Fire,” features American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. Reading that, I thought it was an unlikely duo, but once you hear the two of them together, everything just clicks.

Check out the CMT First stream of Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up:

Check out this awesome Album Premiere from Thomas Rhett !

Rhett’s Suits and Boots tour with Brett Eldredge kicks off on October 29 in New York.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.