So, you want to be a songwriter, do you? Take it from Thomas Rhett, it’s not easy.
“Every time I go into write, I seriously ask myself ‘man, is there anything left to write about?'” He told KNCI’s Pat and Tom a couple days before his Sacramento appearance at Stoney’s Inn, “I feel like every truck song’s been written. Every dirt road song’s been written.”
So what does the singer/songwriter of the hit “Beer with Jesus” focus on?
“It’s all about the title,” he says. “If you have good title ideas, it’s a whole lot easier to write a song than to go in there with a blank piece of paper.”
Thomas should know. As the son of Nashville super-writer Rhett Akins(“Honey Bee”, “Put a Girl In It”, “Barefoot and Crazy” “Farmer’s Daughter” and a whole lot more) Rhett says he wrote his first song with his pop at the age of nine. What was it called? And was it any good? To find out, listen to Pat and Tom’s extended interview with Thomas….