Crash and Burn
Label: The Valory Music Co., LLC
Thomas Rhett has built a solid reputation as a songwriter, having penned hits for the likes of Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Lee Brice, and like the aforementioned, Rhett isn’t afraid to step outside country for his influences. With such songs as the R&B-leaning "I Feel Good" (featuring rapper LunchMoney Lewis) and the beat-heavy "Anthem," Rhett leans on classic R&B's revamp. "Crash and Burn" features the familiar "ohh-aaahs" of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang," while "Vacation" sounds like Ke$ha-meets-"Uptown Funk." And if you think the intro to "Vacation" sounds like War's "Low Rider," you are correct -- those writers are credited here. Also check out Rhett's duet with Jordin Sparks, "Playing With Fire," on which she shines.