Thomas Rhett Took Big Band Approach With Christmas Classics

Thomas Rhett‘s newly-released Christmas EP, Merry Christmas Y’all, features four classic holiday songs with a big band twist that he tells us was a fun way to experiment with a different sound. “We put a couple Christmas songs out a couple years ago, and it was so fun to do. It was so fun to tap into just a different lane besides what we normally do. And in this go around, specifically for these four songs, I wanted to kinda go with the big band approach. I love listening to old Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra Christmas songs. All in their own right were kinda challenging, and it kinda changed my brain to think differently, and gave me a way deeper appreciation for all the classic singers that used to sing like, in the room with the strings and the brass. And a really, really fun project to make, and somethin’ that I would love to do again.”

Merry Christmas Y’all features four songs — “Winter Wonderland,” “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”

Thomas currently sits inside the Top Five and climbing with “Half of Me” featuring Riley Green.

He will be performing the title track of his latest album, Where We Started, with Katy Perry on next week’s CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville on November 9th on ABC.