Thomas Rhett Says the Message Behind Top 5 Hit, “Sixteen,” Is to “Be Content and Enjoy Your Life”

Thomas Rhett Says the Message Behind Top 5 Hit, “Sixteen,” Is to “Be Content and Enjoy Your Life”

Thomas Rhett’s 2017 album, Life Changes, has spawned four No. 1 singles: “Craving You,” “Unforgettable,” “Marry Me” and “Life Changes.”

TR is trying to make it five in a row with his current single, “Sixteen,” which is No. 3 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week.

As TR told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the message behind his nostalgic track, which he co-penned with Sean Douglas and Joe Spargur three years ago, is to “really enjoy your life.”

“I wrote ‘Sixteen’ when I was 25 years old,” says Thomas Rhett. “It was one of the first songs I wrote for Life Changes, and for a long time, I thought that ‘Sixteen’ would be the name of the record. I thought it would be the first single, and as you start to write, you start to figure out what’s first, what’s last, what’s second—and ‘Sixteen,’ to me, is one of my favorite songs I’ve gotten to write because I think that that story is so relatable to so many people. All of us that are young want to be old, and all of us that are old want to be young, and I think that song, really, the message is just be content where you are and really enjoy your life.”

If TR’s Instagram page is any indication, it seems like he’s really enjoying his life with wife Lauren and daughters Ada, 1, and Willa Gray, 3.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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