Thomas Rhett’s latest song mixes slick vocals, bold rhythm and background vocals reminiscent of Color Me Badd’s “I Wanna Sex You Up.” (No joke; just skip to the 2:40 mark.) The playful and sexy tune is dedicated to the singer’s wife, Lauren, and was co-written by Rhett and his father, country hitmaker Rhett Akins, along with Ben Hayslip, just after Rhett and his bride said “I do.”
“Walkin’ down the street, hand in mine/It don’t keep them other guys/And their wandering eyes from lookin’ at you/But it’s all right, and that’s OK/Who could blame ’em anyway/You’re so pretty and you ain’t even got a clue,” he sings of his bashfully beautiful wife in the bouncy, stripped-down lead verse that leads into a more booming chorus.
“Star of the Show” is featured on the deluxe version of Rhett’s platinum-selling Tangled Up album, set for release October 28th.
A double CMA nominee this year — Single and Song of the Year for “Die a Happy Man” — Rhett is now plotting his first-ever headlining tour. The Home Team tour kicks off in February 2017, with Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd and Russell Dickerson also along for the ride.