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Popular Country Hits That Were Written By Other Stars

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 30 Oct 2020 10:53 AM / No Comments / 22 views

7. Crash and Burn – Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn” was the lead single that launched Rhett’s new country sound and marked the beginning of his current career as one of country music’s biggest stars, but it wasn’t a single written by him. Many fans are surprised to learn that the pop-country song was actually written by Jesse Frasure and country star Chris Stapleton, who is known for his more traditional country sound. The song did very well on the country music charts as it reached number one on Billboard’s Canada Country and Billboard’s US Country Airplay and landed at number two on Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs. When it comes to how the hit single ended up in Rhett’s hands, the singer said, “I remember being in the parking lot of my business manager’s office, and he’s like, ‘Man, I have this demo that I want to play you that Chris Stapleton wrote.’ I wrote my first single ever with Chris Stapleton [and Lee Thomas Miller]; we’ve been friends for the past five years, and I’ve always been a huge fan and a huge supporter.” Rhett continued,”When I heard him sing ‘Crash and Burn,’ I was like, ‘This isn’t like the sad-country-song Chris Stapleton that I’ve been listening to for the last five years. This is crazy. What is this?’ [Stapleton] was talking to a lot of different people about what kind of direction he wanted to go in. Obviously, we know where he’s at now, but at that time, none of this had happened. So I just texted Chris and said, ‘Hey, man, I heard this song you wrote called ‘Crash and Burn’ … If you ever wake up one day and decide that you don’t want anything to do with this song, please let me be the first person to have it. He texted me a couple months later and said, ‘Hey, man, I think I’m going to go in a different direction. ‘Crash and Burn’ is all yours.’”

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