Thomas Rhett removes himself from the glitz and glamor of stardom in an emotive country ballad describing his experience of visiting “Death Row” with Tyler Hubbard and Russell Dickerson. “Death Row” was inspired by a local prison ministry that the three men served at in 2019 by playing their songs for the inmates on Death Row in Tennessee.
The song, played heartfeltly with heavy strings, was originally for the purpose of inspiring these men on Death Row, but through the lyrics Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard, and Russell Dickerson found themselves inspired by them. The song is written by Rhett himself with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.
“Yeah, we talked hunting, we talked fishing / Like I do with boys back home / How Jesus is the ticket / And narrow is the road / About how all we need is forgiveness / ‘Fore we see them streets of gold / Yeah, I learned a lot ’bout livin’ from them boys down on death row,” goes the chorus.
The song boils down and communicates what is not simple to many people in life, but we all strive to understand and live out through our actions: even if we seem different by how we live our lives, we really are not deep down because we are all people. Beautifully delivered with acoustic sounds the three men share the song in vocals.
The song was released this past Friday, March 4, 2022. Each artist on the track is vocal about their faith and how it has changed their lives. When sharing the song on his Instagram, Russell Dickerson captioned the post, “It was a humbling, raw, and total God moment.” The three artists are good friends in real life which is evident in the similarities that they choose to put forth their energy and servant leadership feeds off one another.
You can expect to find this on Thomas Rhett’s new “Where We Started” album available April 1.
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