Thomas Rhett’s Top 5 Songwriting Tips.
The country hitmaker shares his go-to songcraft tactics, from embracing criticism to striving to be uncomfortable.
"I never get to talk about that, this side," says country star Thomas Rhett. The side Rhett is referencing is his 13 years working as one of the most in-demand songwriters in Nashville, penning hits for himself, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Lee Brice, among others.
Rhett, who was interviewed for Spotify's Songwriter Saturdays series by Alyssa Cotsalas, recalls being raised surrounded by music making, essentially "soaking it in" from Thomas Rhett Akins Sr., his famous country singer/songwriter dad. The younger musician has wasted no time since beginning his own career. He has released six albums in the last decade that have helped him rack up 17 hit singles, including "Make Me Wanna," "T-Shirt," "Marry Me," "Sixteen" and "Beer Can't Fix" to name five. Two of his albums, 2017's Life Changes and 2019's Center Point Road, earned him Grammy nominations for Best Country Album.
With a resume like that, it's no surprise that he's also a great source of knowledge about the craft of songwriting. Head through to Spotify For Artists HERE to watch part of his interview, and see his five top tips.