I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for new music from Thomas Rhett. It seems like ages. Ever since he came onto the scene, Thomas has quickly proven that he cares about country music. “Beer With Jesus” was more outlaw than anything silly ol’ Johnny Paycheck ever did, and other songs like “Vacation”, and especially “Get Me Some Of That” proved his strong lyrical penmanship.
His new song, “Craving You” is an extension of that style, blending together a twin fiddle driven melody with lyrics that harken back to times in country music when the music was good and pure. What he’s “craving” is days when you could hear the moan of a pedal steel and lyrics that made you feel something. There’s some other lines about Garth Brooks ruining everything and some other guy named Akins something, but that’s not important.
What is important is that Thomas is sticking up for his native genre, haters be damned. Not that the haters could have much to hate with Thomas’ golden country voice that makes George Jones sound like Tucker Beathard.
He even brought Maren Morris along for the ride, and boy is she prevalent on this song. She’s everywhere. You can hear her better here than you could hear Vince Gill on “Sober Saturday Night”, and that’s saying something, damn it.
There’s probably some things I could criticize about this song, but who cares right? Why we gotta be so negative? Let the good times roll I say. This song is amaze-balls. If you don’t think so you’re a doo doo face who has shit taste in music. Drop the mic.
Written by Tom T. Hall