This Friday’s Song is “Death Row” by Thomas Rhett. The song features Tyler Hubbard and Russell Dickerson. This was released earlier this month and will be included on Rhett’s upcoming LP Where We Started which will be released April 1. The song is based on a visit the three artists made to a prison in Nashville. Rhett co-wrote the song with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.
When this showed up on my YouTube subscriptions earlier this month, I thought it was a great example of how American country music can tell a story, touch your heart, and make you think. I don’t think this song will enjoy the commercial success that many of Rhett’s songs have seen, but it reflects the strength and depth of country music like the classic “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash and “Sing Me Back Home” by Merle Haggard did before it.
I have included the video and the “story behind the song” that they did. Think they are both worth a watch if you have time. Hope you enjoy “Death Row” by Thomas Rhett.