It Goes Like This (Big Machine, 2013)
Reviewed by Jeffrey B. Remz
It should come as no surprise whatsoever that you're going to hear songs about beer, partying, fishing and good old boys because that seems to be de rigueur for the style of music that Rhett adheres to. A few of the titles - Beer With Jesus, a semi-hit and most traditional song here, Sorry for Partyin' and All-American Middle Class White Boy - all hit you over the head with that point.
Rhett inherits the mantle of those he has penned songs for and is in lockstep with their take on what constitutes country music today. Not to mention another standard of today's acts - the baseball cap, often worn backwards on the jacket's photos. Rhett has soaked up what makes for hit country these days. Too bad he wasn't born in a different time.
CDs by Thomas Rhett
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