THOMAS RHETT’S LIFE CHANGES IS FIRST COUNTRY RELEASE TO SUMMIT THE ALL-GENRE BILLBOARD 200 CHART IN 2017, MOVING MORE THAN 123,000 FIRST-WEEK UNITS
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Critics Applaud LIFE CHANGES, Declaring Thomas Rhett “Held Nothing Back” (Billboard)
Critics echo fan fervor, complimenting Thomas Rhett as an artist “with no boundaries” (Billboard) and “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone).
”It’s a testament to Thomas Rhett’s confidence that he can fill a country album full of songs with references to other genres, including doo-wop “Grease”-style musicals, Springsteen heartland rock, EDM and ‘80s New Wave.” – Associated Press
”If you’ve paid any attention to Thomas Rhett’s music since he released his first single “Something To Do With My Hands” in 2012, you are fully aware that he is a man of no boundaries. While the 27-year-old singer remains country at his core, he’s infused pop, R&B and even a sprinkle of hip-hop into his material…” – Billboard
”Thomas Rhett also happily crosses genre lines whenever he feels like it. Chart-topping lead single ‘Craving You’ featured Maren Morris and evoked the angular, futuristic disco of synth pop. In ‘Leave Right Now,’ he tries his hand at the build-release style of dance music popularized by the Chainsmokers. In the Latin-tinged ‘Gateway Love,’ he croons like Drake, while ‘Sweetheart’ calls back to Buddy Holly and the Crickets. And perhaps most surprisingly, he looks back to Seventies and Eighties country in ‘Drink a Little Beer,’ which features his dad, the artist and songwriter Rhett Akins.” – Rolling Stone
“…Impressively, the music engages with contemporary pop trends, going far beyond the R&B inclinations of Tangled Up…even that title track is expertly assembled, sailing along on a lilting groove and drum loop, evidence that Thomas Rhett is as savvy a musician as he is a pop star.” – All Music