Review: Thomas Rhett – Merry Christmas, Y’all

Thomas Rhett
Merry Christmas, Y’all
Big Machine Label Group

Thomas Rhett has had an impressive couple of years; he made the most of being forced off the road by the pandemic as he focused on his family and knuckled down on the songwriting front. Since the world opened up again, he’s been regularly sharing these self-penned songs and pushing the boundaries of his sound by adding new dimensions to the arrangements such as string sections. With this Christmas collection though, Rhett keeps it simple with four classic christmas tunes and a big band arrangement. The thing that makes it uniquely Thomas is the smile audible in his voice. The smooth strings and punchy brass instrumentation coupled with Rhett’s voice and harmonies in ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’ are uplifting and have you believing every word. The delicate piano intertwining with the strings in ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ are beautiful whilst Rhett’s vocals sitting on top bring the strength and reassurance to the track, it’s a fantastic rendition of this classic. The whole EP is full of the joy and traditions of Christmas and should be included on every country fans christmas playlist this year.

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