Thomas Rhett Releases New Single 'Beautiful as You' and Says New Music Is Reflection of His 'Joyful Season' of Life

The country stars new single is a self-deprecating ode to having a partner that's out of his league

A new Thomas Rhett era is incoming!

The country star, 34, released the new dance-along single “Beautiful as You” on Friday, May 10, which will serve as the first song off his upcoming seventh album.

The self-deprecating track is all about dating someone a bit out of his league, and on the chorus, he sings, “What’s someone as beautiful as you/Doin’ ridin’ ‘round with someone like me?/I swear, girl, you could have anyone you choose.”

Thomas Rhett, who married wife Lauren in 2012, will play the song, which he co-wrote, live for the first time at the ACM Awards on May 16. His new album is set for release on Aug. 23.

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“This is an anthem for everybody who feels like they out-kicked their coverage,” he said in a statement. “There was one day a couple years back when I was looking at my wife, and I was like, ‘Why in the world did you choose me?’ I get to be with someone who could easily be on the cover of a magazine, and I get to see her in all her forms — a partner, a mother, a friend, even a philanthropist. I just feel like I’ve got a first row seat at almost-perfection, if you will. And like the song says, ‘Seriously, what is somebody as amazing as you doing with somebody like me?’”

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The musician and Lauren, 34, are parents to daughters Willa Gray, 8½, Ada James, 6½, Lennon Love, 4, and Lillie Carolina, 2½.

Thomas Rhett continued, saying that he and his wife have recently been enjoying “a different phase of life” as parents, and that a lot of his new music will focus on that.

“Now it’s a little easier to go on date nights, do stuff with friends, stay up a little bit later – I don’t know, maybe even sleep in a little bit!” he said. “So much of my music is a reflection of the stage of life we are in — we’re in a very joyful season — and this song is just the tip of the iceberg to the rest of this next album.”

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In September, the star released a greatest hits album called 20 Number Ones, which celebrated his song “Half of Me” becoming his 20th No. 1 single.

Prior to that, he put out the album Where We Started in 2022, which included hits like “Slow Down Summer,” and featured collaborations with Katy Perry, Riley Green, Tyler Hubbard and more.

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