All too often, life gets in the way of the things we really care about. So it was for Thomas Rhett, one of the biggest names in country music, whose rise to superstardom meant that he no longer had time for the outdoor experiences that had been such a formative part of his childhood. But then the pandemic struck, and suddenly he had time to play in the mud with his kids and return to adventuring. The result was a creative catalyst that gave birth to his latest album, Country Again: Side A, which captures the feeling of finding your way back to yourself after being lost in a world of obligations and distractions. Now, as Thomas Rhett prepares to take up the summer tour he had to cancel in 2020, he talks about how getting into the woods or on a river inspires him to tell the kinds of honest stories through song that really mean something.
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