Thomas Rhett On Making Music With Katy Perry, Parenting

Thomas Rhett is over the moon about working with Katy Perry for the title track on his forthcoming sixth album Where We Started.

“I’ve always been such a huge fan of hers, from the time I was 14. Katy Perry was like, the jam and still is,” Rhett shared.

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“She heard the song and was like, ‘How do I be a part of this?’ And I was like, ‘I can’t believe that you know who I am, first of all. Second of all, are you serious? Because the answer is yes.'”

And while the two recorded their parts of the song separately at first (being as he is in Nashville and she is in California) they have since met, filmed a music video together and bonded over their young families.

“I feel like when you’re a parent and you talk to another parent it ends up being the majority of the conversation that you have because that’s just what your life is consumed in,” Rhett says.

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“So to be able to talk dad-ing and mom-ing with someone like Katy was kind of hilarious, but awesome at the same time.”

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins, 32, are parents to daughters Willa Gray, 6, Ada James, 4, Lennon Love, 2, and Lillie Carolina, 3 months, while Perry, 37, welcomed daughter Daisy Dove with fiancé Orlando Bloom in August 2020.

Currently, Rhett is currently starring in a TV commercial for Fritos, which is the company’s first ad in 20 years.

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“They gave me full rein to just be super me,” he says of the clip, which shows the singer hanging out with friends and family, fishing and jamming while eating the tasty snack. “It brought back a lot of memories from my childhood, and everything about it just felt really nostalgic to me.”

“My kids are just looking for a vibe,” he says.

“They request those multiple times on the way to school, and they already know the words to the record, which is always a plus, when your kids actually like your music. Because it would suck if they didn’t, you know? Sometimes we try to make up alternate words for [“Bring the Bar to You”] and I tell them, ‘Hey, you probably shouldn’t sing that at school.'”

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