Thomas Rhett’s current single, “Marry Me,” is motoring its way up the charts. Currently, it is No. 6 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as it looks to follow in the footsteps of his previous No. 1 single, “Unforgettable.”
However, unlike “Unforgettable,” TR’s new ditty is non-autobiographical. TR says the twisting tune, which he co-penned with Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Shane McAnally, is his “what if” song.
“‘Marry Me’ is one of my favorite tracks on the record,” says Thomas Rhett. “It’s my big ‘what if’ song. I wrote it from the perspective of if I had never told my wife how I felt about her all those years ago. I probably would have been sitting at her wedding watching her marry someone else. Heartbreaking thought—and thankfully I did tell her how I felt—but it makes for a great song concept that so many people can relate to.”
To bring his “heartbreaking thought” to life on the TV screen, TR enlisted the help of director TK McKamy, who shot the video for the twisting tale in Nashville and Birmingham, Ala.
“If I had never told Lauren how I felt about her, I probably would have been at her wedding watching her marry someone else,” Thomas Rhett said. “So, I wanted to capture that feeling of heartbreak in this video – and this really hits me in the gut.”
Watch TR’s new video below.
photo by Jason Simanek