Thomas Rhett celebrated album release day in New York City Friday morning (May 31), with an appearance on the TODAY Show. The country singer dropped his fourth studio album, Center Point Road, today and visited the morning show as part of their Citi Concert Series.
The singer’s high energy performance of “Look What God Gave Her” had the crowd dancing along and TODAY Show co-anchor Hoda Kotb even made an appearance during her maternity leave after adopting her second child to see the country star’s set. Thomas Rhett wrote “Look What God Gave Her” about his wife, Lauren, and told the anchors it’s one of his favorite songs he’s ever written about her and is “super fun, super up-tempo.”
He then discussed his new album, saying the title Center Point Road comes from the name of the street he grew up on in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
“It’s 20 minutes north of Nashville, where I did a lot of growing up,” he said. “A lot of this record is pretty nostalgic and derived a lot of inspiration from my 15, 16, 18-year-old self. Center Point Road seemed like, no pun intended, the centerpiece of the record. It’s been fun to dive back into my past and make a record around that.”
He added that many of the songs were inspired by his friends, wife and children. “It was really cool to look back and see how you learn and how you grew from 15 to 21-years-old, all the dumb stuff that you did,” he said. “There’s a lot of cool song titles that came from looking back into that past.”
Check out the clips below.