Thomas Rhett Essentials
Nashville's Thomas Rhett is unafraid to test the limits of country music. While “It Goes Like This,” his 2013 breakthrough hit, introduces hip-hop-influenced drums beneath every verse, “Craving You,” a 2017 crossover, combines a New Wave bassline with production tricks straight out of EDM. The unifying factor is Rhett's charm: He's an explorer, but he's also a sweetheart. On “Marry Me” and “Die a Happy Man,” he expresses total gratitude toward the person he loves, the songs' stripped-down arrangements proving that he's just as good when he only has a guitar and his voice.