As an artist, there’s nothing Thomas Rhett can’t do. He’s made us dance with “T-Shirt” and “Craving You”, he’s made us swoon with “Die a Happy Man”, and now he’s making us cry with his newest release, “Remember You Young.” Co-written by Rhett, Jesse Frasure, and Ashley Gorley, the track is a nostalgic one, recalling the younger days of his life and of those in it.
Today (April 19), Rhett took to Twitter to share the meaning of the song to him, “This song is about the moments with loved ones solidified in my mind forever. What my eyes will see even when we’re grandparents to our babies’ babies.”
Leading up to the release of “Remember You Young,” Rhett has been teasing the track on social media, posting old photos, adorable videos of his children, and snippets of the song’s poignant lyrics. There’s the shout out to his childhood friends who are all grown up, straight-laced and married now and the recollection of closing down college bars with his college sweetheart turned wife, Lauren Akins. However, it’s the verse dedicated to his children that’s sure to choke you up.
“And hey, babies, crawling on the carpet / No, you won’t be that little for long / One day, you’ll move away, but you’re still gonna stay / This innocent after you’re gone/ ‘Cause no matter how much time goes by/ And no matter how much we grow up/ For worse or for better, from now ’til forever / I’ll always remember you young.”
Based on that verse alone, the song is sure to be played at weddings for years to come. This song should do for Rhett what “Die a Happy Man” did back in 2015, and further propel him into country superstardom. While Rhett shines on all types of tracks, it’s on the heartfelt and meaningful ballads that he’s at his best, and “Remember You Young” is no exception. The song will appear on Rhett’s forthcoming Center Point Road album, due out May 31.
Thomas Rhett will bring his Very Hot Summer Tour 2019 to Madison Square Garden on Friday, September 20, with supporting acts Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and his father, Rhett Akins. Tickets are available here.
“Remember You Young” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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