Like different musical artists, the pandemic introduced Thomas Rhett’s whirlwind life to an abrupt halt. But there was a silver lining. The lockdown led the multiplatinum-selling nation artist to an epiphany and an entire new appreciation for what was necessary in his life: household, nature and good outdated nation music.
The consequence was the primary a part of his fifth studio album, a critically acclaimed double album titled “Country Again: Side A,” with Side B deliberate for later this 12 months. Many of these songs together with the title monitor, his most up-to-date single, had been impressed by his time without work the street.
And now, the singer has partnered with Chaco Footwear, an outside life-style model, on a sequence of three limited-edition sandal designs, the primary of which drops at this time. Thomas Rhett has worn the sandals since school and is hoping to convey his appreciation for the model and the outside to his followers.
“When I’m outside, my creativity levels go through the roof and it’s no wonder that nature has had such an influence on my new music,” he stated. “There is something about being outside that just takes the worries of the world away and depletes them, for at least an hour or so. It’s a place that you can slow down and learn how to live in the moment.”
Although he sings about digging his boots out of the again of the closet in his newest singer, he stated what footwear he wears depends upon what’s occurring in his life on the time.
“I have for sure always had a thing for shoes,” he informed WWD. “I’ve worn Chacos since I was a kid — they’ve been a staple in our house because we are constantly outside, exploring or on some sort of family adventure. On stage is probably not where I would recommend pulling out a pair of Chacos, I’ll keep my boots for that. One of my favorite sayings is ‘be where your feet are,’ which is a metaphor for being present and in the moment, but I think it also applies to what shoes your feet are literally in at any given moment and how that affects your mindset. I know when I pull my boots on it puts me in a certain mindset, and my Chacos put me in an entirely different one.”
The Thomas Rhett Collection will embrace three product drops all through the summer season together with the Boulder, a mannequin with inexperienced webbing and a colourful fly-fishing lure sample that may be a nod to the monitor “More Time Fishin’” on the album. The design is offered in each males’s and ladies’s sizes for both $60 or $105.
“The Boulder idea came from my experience fishing the Boulder River in Montana,” he defined. “I have loved fly-fishing for a while, but this is where the passion for fly-fishing kicked in, it’s where I caught my first trout and I have so many great memories fishing with my wife on that river.”
Jamie Kirby, advertising director for Chaco, stated the corporate’s design staff “had a lot of fun working with Thomas Rhett to design unique patterns that represent some of his favorite outdoor memories, and we hope they will inspire others to get outside as well.”
Ten % of proceeds from the gross sales of the Thomas Rhett Collection might be donated to Love One International, a company that gives medical care for youngsters in Uganda, the nation the place Thomas Rhett and his spouse Lauren Akins adopted their four-year-old daughter Willa Gray. Akins serves on the group’s board.
Thomas Rhett stated he’s very explicit about deciding which manufacturers to collaborate with. “Partnerships are something I’m pretty specific about being part of my real life and for projects that I can actually be a part of,” he stated. “With the Chaco collections, my whole family loves them and I got to have a hand in designing them to share my love of the outdoors. For the Dos Primos tequila I launched this year with my cousin Jeff, we were able to spend three years working on creating the exact taste we were looking for: we selected agave from a family farm in Mexico, we learned a lot about all the factors that impact the flavor and tweak the process until it was just right. So, you never know what might come along down the road, but I hope that fans get to know me a little better though anything I’m a part of.”