Thomas Rhett Debuts Two New Songs on ‘Saturday Night Live’ [WATCH]
Rhett's first SNL performance was of his newest single, "Look What God Gave Her," which readers can watch below. He co-wrote the song with producer Julian Bunetta, his dad Rhett Akins, J Cash and John Ryan, after hearing a track that the four were already writing. "I was just completely hooked and addicted to the melody, what the song said, the beat, the tempo," Rhett recalls, but he asked to add a bridge and adjust some of the second verse to make the song more personal.
"Look What God Gave Her," which Rhett co-produced with Bunetta and Dann Huff, is the first single from Rhett's forthcoming fourth studio album, Center Point Road. The project, he announced on Friday (March 1), is due out on May 31.
Center Point Road contains 16 songs, including a collaboration with Little Big Town, "Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time." Rhett debuted that track during his second Saturday Night Live performance slot; press play above to hear it.
"Watch me set this night on fire," Rhett sings in the new track's chorus. "Baby, you know I love a party / Don't threaten me with a good time."
Rhett is the latest in a long string of country artists who have performed on Saturday Night Live. Most recently, folk-rock band Mumford & Sons were the musical guests during a December episode, though Chris Stapleton, Margo Price and more have all appeared on the show as well. Comedian and actor John Mulaney, formerly an SNL writer, hosted Saturday night's episode.
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