Thomas Rhett Duets With Kelsea Ballerini on ‘Center Point Road’ Title Track [LISTEN]
Ahead of Center Point Road's official release on May 31, Thomas Rhett has shared the album's nostalgic, heart-pounding title track. He sings about the carefree days of childhood, and how fleetingly they pass by, with help from duet partner and fellow country superstar Kelsea Ballerini; readers can press play above to listen.
"Center Point Road" begins with a backdrop of hushed strings that ultimately swell to the song's soaring chorus: "We wrote our own destiny / In parking lots and empty streets / We got high on you and me / Jumped over cracks beneath our feet," Rhett sings. "... When growing up was just a dream / And Friday night was everything." The song -- and the record -- takes its name from a street in the singer's hometown "that shaped and influenced much of his life experiences," a press release explains.
"For me, Center Point Road really symbolizes what it was like to grow up in Hendersonville: first dates, first football games, first heartbreak, first kisses, success and failures," Rhett says. "I really feel like that road shaped who I am today, and it felt fitting because the record, for the most part, is pretty nostalgic."
Center Point Road includes a number of collaborations with other country artists in addition to Rhett's duet with Ballerini. He previously shared "Beer Can't Fix," alongside Jon Pardi, as well as "Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time," which features Little Big Town.
Rhett released "Look What God Gave Her," his new project's lead single, in early March, and it is currently climbing the charts. In support of Center Point Road, Rhett has launched his 2019 Very Hot Summer Tour, on which he's joined by Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson in addition to his dad, songwriter and performer Rhett Akins.
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