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Thomas Rhett's Next Single Will Be "Sixteen"

September 18, 2018

Thomas Rhett's new single, "Sixteen," isn't quite the circle of life song you might be expecting after the first verse. Put those tissue away — the 28-year-old's acoustic track is full of smiles.

"Sixteen" is his story, and he takes firm ownership with a biographical final verse. Until that point the Georgia-raised singer is all of us at 16, 18 and 21. Rhett looks back through the lens of time at 25, so his sense of nostalgia isn't quite as warm as an older man's would be, but the sentiment is sincere. We all rush to ratchet up responsibility until we get to a point when we fondly recall having less of it.