The previous couple of months have been a whirlwind for nation music sensation Thomas Rhett. After scoring his nineteenth profession No.1 with “Slow Down Summer” (Might 31), he despatched his feel-good anthem “Half Of Me” that includes Riley Green to Nation Radio.
Because the playful single dominates airwaves nationwide, the nation crooner sat down with Big Machine Label Group to dish on the writing course of behind “Half Of Me.” The up-tempo observe lives on Rhett’s not too long ago launched sixth studio album, “Where We Started.”
Inside “Half Of Me,” Rhett and Inexperienced ship a story a few man who would fairly sip on a chilly beer, than test containers off a long-running to-do checklist. Whereas the 2 hitmakers rattle off obligations of their deep southern twang – electrifying guitar riffs, finger snaps, and light-weight percussion drive the ear-worthy consuming tune.
The multi-platinum artist instructed BMLG that the lyrics merely rolled off his tongue whereas writing the hit alongside his father, Rhett Akins, William Bundy, and frequent collaborator Josh Thompson.
Half of Me will probably be my subsequent single out at nation radio this summer time with my good buddy @RileyGreenMusic. Additionally, tour begins in like 2 weeks, and I totally count on everybody to know the phrases by coronary heart cheers to candy summertime! pic.twitter.com/wLKWYLeXpE
— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) June 1, 2022
“‘Half of Me’ was I believe the quickest tune that I’ve ever written,” he shared. “I keep in mind being on the street with my dad, Josh Thompson and Will Bundy. And it was proper after we had written the tune known as ‘To the Guys that Date My Ladies,’ and we had been debating, will we wanna go get lunch?”
Whereas toying with the choice, Rhett talked about that he casually requested Thompson if he needed to hit the fitness center. Thompson’s fast response, positioned Rhett’s inventive wheels in movement and impressed the lyrics to “Half of Me.”
“I keep in mind Josh walkin’ off the bus. I used to be like, ‘Man, I’d get a fast exercise in if you wish to work out with me.’ And Josh was like, ‘Man, half of me desires to drink a chilly beer, and so does the opposite half,’” the megastar recalled. “I keep in mind it was like, ‘We’ve to go write that proper now.’ So, we went on the bus, and we actually sat there for 35 minutes, and this tune simply fell out,” he added.
The group penned the observe whereas out on the street in Cincinnati, Ohio. The hitmaker shared with New Country 96.3 that including Inexperienced’s distinctive sound on the observe was a no brainer.
“The primary time I heard this tune, I simply stored seeing Riley Green being part of this tune, and I’ve gotten to know Riley fairly good over the past couple years. We’ve change into good looking buddies and only a good buddy to know,” he defined to the outlet. “And he drove up from Alabama and put his vocal on this tune, and we had fun cracking up about vocals, and I believe he nailed this factor in like three takes.”
When Inexperienced acquired the telephone name from Rhett, he stated he instantly jumped on the chance.
“When Thomas known as me about doing ‘Half Of Me’ I keep in mind the primary time I heard the tune, I believed it was an superior summer time tune, a beer drinkin’ tune. I used to be form of bought from the primary second,” Inexperienced identified. “Thomas Rhett at all times places out nice songs, and I used to be excited when he requested me to sing on this one. It’s going to be a enjoyable beer-drinking tune for the summer time.”
“Half of Me” shouldn’t be the primary observe that they joined forces on, as Rhett had a hand in penning “That Was Us.” The love tune that includes breakout star Jessi Alexander is included in Inexperienced’s 2021 assortment, “Behind The Bar.” The nation heartthrobs carried out “Half of Me” on reside tv through the 2022 CMT Music Awards.
“Half of Me” will probably be certainly one of many tracks carried out on Rhett’s upcoming Bring The Bar To You Tour. The chart-topping artist will probably be embarking on his nationwide run with Parker McCollum and Conner Smith on June 17 and can wrap mid-October.