Thomas Rhett Says Kelsea Ballerini Turned a “Good Song Into Great” on New Collaboration, “Center Point Road” [Listen]

Thomas Rhett Says Kelsea Ballerini Turned a “Good Song Into Great” on New Collaboration, “Center Point Road” [Listen]

Thomas Rhett is gearing up for the release of his upcoming fourth studio album, Center Point Road, which will drop on May 31. The 16-song album takes its name from the street in TR’s Hendersonville, Tenn., hometown that shaped much of his life experiences.

TR co-penned every track on the album, which also features a number of collaborations, including Little Big Town (“Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”), Jon Pardi (“Beer Can’t Fix”) and Kelsea Ballerini (“Center Point Road”).

One week before the album’s release, Thomas Rhett shared the nostalgic title track, which he penned with Jesse Frasure, Amy Wadge and Cleve Wilson.

“I though the song was good before Kelsea hopped on there, but when she got on there, it turned into great,” says TR to Nash Country Daily. “It’s cool because I grew up [in Hendersonville] and Kelsea grew up in Knoxville, so we kind of grew up in the same way, at the same time, same kind of small towns, so I knew Kelsea would relate to this song. She told me the other day, she said, ‘I felt like I wrote this song.’ I think if you’re going to be on a collaboration, you should feel that way about the song.”

Listen to “Center Point Road” below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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