To celebrate the one-year anniversary of his platinum-selling album Life Changes, country superstar Thomas Rhett, has released a deluxe version of the record. This time, with three brand new songs: “Country Gold,” “Cardboard Heart” and “When We’re 80.”
The digital version also includes two different remixes of “Leave Right Now” and the radio edit versions with updated lyrics of both “Leave Right Now” and his latest number one single “Life Changes.” In a recent press release regarding “Life Changes”, Rhett said, “This was the song that inspired the name of the album, and is so special for me because it’s my family’s story. It’s amazing that so many people have also been able to connect it to their own stories.”
The singer-songwriter scored four number ones from this album, since it’s release on September 8th, 2017. Including the title track, along with “Craving You,” “Unforgettable” and “Marry Me”.
Co-written by Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure and Rhett Akins, the added song “Country Gold” on the new deluxe album is an upbeat anthem about Rhett partying down south with some friends.
“Ain’t no gate code, just hop that fence / Ain’t no dress code, baby, come on in / Just pour your worries on Sonic ice / And we gon’ get you feelin’ alright / Got that country gold comin’ out of your radio / A little more funk at the end of your gravel road / Ain’t tryin’ to brag, but we got it all figured out / That’s how we do it in the dirty south,” Rhett sings in the chorus.
The next addition, “Cardboard Heart,” co-penned by Jesse Frasure, Rhett Akins and Sean Douglas, is an up-tempo heartbreak song.
Sometimes I wish I had a cardboard heart / It wouldn’t hurt me when you tore it apart / And movin’ on wouldn’t be so dang hard / If I only, if I only had a cardboard heart / Fold it up, I could just fold it up and move on
The final new song, “When We’re 80,” co-composed by Jesse Frasure, John Osborne and Shane McAnally, is a TR-fashioned love song about his relationship when he and his wife, Lauren are 80-years-old.
Rhett sings, “Tell me it’ll always be this way / You’ll be even more beautiful when you’re gray and crazy / We’ll still kiss and we might cuss / Just tell me that we’ll still be us when we’re 80.”
Rhett is up for three 2018 CMA Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Music Video of the year for “Marry Me.” He also received two American Music Award nominations, including Favorite Male Artist – Country and Favorite Album – Country for Life Changes.
Life Changes (Deluxe Version) is now available everywhere you stream or buy music.
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