Thomas Rhett Talks Inspiration Behind New Album, “Center Point Road,” Including Childhood Memories, Fatherhood, Collaborations & More

Jim Casey talks with Thomas Rhett about:

  • the anticipation of releasing his new album, Center Point Road, on May 31
  • moving from Valdosta, Ga., to Hendersonville, Tenn., as a 5-year-old in 1995
  • his first memory of his house on Center Point Road
  • building the new 16-song album
  • finding the centerpiece for the album, “Remember You Young”
  • his nostalgic, old-soul nature
  • writing the majority of the record while on the road
  • his new song, “That Old Truck,” which was inspired by his first truck, “Fergie”
  • selecting “Look What God Gave Her” as the album’s lead single
  • collaborations on the new album, including Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi and Little Big Town
  • the range of emotions created by sequencing the songs on the album
  • how being a father the last two-plus years influenced the album
  • his Very Hot Summer Tour with Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins
  • performing at Bridgestone Arena during CMA Fest on June 8

Show Participants: 

  • Thomas Rhett
  • Jim Casey, editor in chief of NCD