Country music breakout star Breland can now add Thomas Rhett to his long star-studded list of collaborations. On Monday, March 7, the genre-bending musician released his new energetic single “Praise The Lord,” featuring the multi-platinum artist.
To drive the gospel-inspired anthem, the 26-year-old musician incorporated swing-worthy beats and handclaps to formulate a unique country-R&B sound. Throughout the track, Breland credits the Lord for everything that he has experienced and the little blessings in life.
For instance – the rising star pays homage to his Southern upbringing, his go-to meal, crossover artist Nelly, and of course, his relationship with the big man upstairs.
“Praise the Lord for southern women| Hemi engines| Crispy chicken| Praise the Lord for east Atlanta | Country Grammar |And my nana| Praise the Lord that I got everything I want and need and more | I might turn up on Saturday| but first thing Sunday morn| I praise the Lord,” he sings in the toe-tapping chorus.
Towards the end of the uplifting anthem, Rhett chimes in to pay tribute to his tight-knit family with his thick country twang.
“Praise the Lord for my three babies| And the one that’s on the way | All the words up in the good book and dirt upon my Chevrolet| Praise the Lord for Sunday morning and paycheck Friday afternoons| For cold beer conversations and broken cowboy boots,” Rhett conveys before the two join forces to cultivate jaw-dropping harmonies backed by impressive guitar riffs. “It don’t matter how you worship, sinner, saint, win or lose.”
Upon the release, the budding singer-songwriter took to Instagram to reveal that he has been playing the party-starting single out on the road for quite some time.
“PRAISE THE LORD x @Thomasrhettakins out now!!! 🔥 I’ve been playing this song on the road for a year, and tonight I get to premiere it at @acmawards with my boy TR. Drop a 🙏 if you’re rocking with it!” he wrote on social media.
Country music fans instantly praised the Lord and the two stars for the unexpected collaboration in the comments.
“Finally!!!! Have been anxiously waiting for this to drop! So dang good!” shared a follower. “Whew, buddy…you took us to CHURCH!!! 🔥🔥,” claimed another one.
The feel-good track serves as a teaser to his forthcoming debut record, “Cross Country.” The highly anticipated record is set to drop late summer of 2022. While fans wait for the full-fledged project, they can catch Breland live with Russell Dickerson on the All Yours All Night Tour. Tickets are currently available for purchase.