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Podcast: Thomas Rhett Chats His Debut EP

August 20, 2012
Credit: Melissa Daniels

It’s always about the ladies, isn’t it? At least that’s why rising country music star, Thomas Rhett, initially picked up a guitar in the ninth grade.

“I kind of just did it to impress girls… I know that’s so cliche,” Rhett said in an interview with SSG Music’s Melissa Daniels during the 2012 Watershed Music Festival.

Credit: Melissa Daniels

On stage, Rhett’s confident and playful demeanor set the crowd on fire. But back in the green room just before taking the Main Stage, he gave SSG Music a taste of the relaxed anxiousness building on what is to come in the next few months.

Rhett’s self-titled EP drops August 28. It will feature his hit single “Something To Do With My Hands,” that recently peaked at number 15 on the US country music charts, and a handful of other records that will be included on his full length album scheduled for release March 18 of next year.

Despite his record having not yet been released, and with high praises to YouTube, Rhett’s fans are able to sing word verbatim to most of his songs like “Honey You’re Killing Me” and “You Make Me Wanna.”

“I’m ready for them to have these songs that they’ve learned off YouTube in their hands, on their iPods,” said Rhett of the coming EP release.

On Sunday, this self-proclaimed “good old boy from South Georgia” announced via Twitter that “Beer With Jesus” will be his second single to drop in the coming weeks.

This EP won’t be the first country music success from Rhett, however. At the ripe age of 22, he’s already penned several songs for some of country’s brightest stars including “I Ain’t Ready To Quit,” off Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, as well as “Parking Lot Party,” by Lee Brice. He also co-wrote a second record that will be featured on Aldean’s forthcoming Night Train album, set to release in October.

The current is definitely in full tow, for Rhett. Listen to the full interview with him below.

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