When you are a creative person, it can be awfully scary to share your work with others. Whether you lay your heart on the line in a story or a song, it can be downright paralyzing to think about people reading and hearing your words … and not liking them!

Thankfully, Thomas Rhett isn’t having that problem.

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With the recent release of his third studio album, “Life Changes,” Thomas admits he took some big professional chances with songs that he wasn’t entirely sure would resonate with his fans. “Making the record, we all wondered if we had gone too far,” Thomas told Rare Country during a recent interview. “Were we making this record for us or are we making it for the fans? You just never know until it comes out.”

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But as the clock struck midnight on record release, Sept. 8, Thomas found out that all of his hard work and musical experimentation were worth it. “I got more texts from family and friends saying, ‘Thank you for continuing to pave it and push it,’ ” recalls Thomas, who appeared and performed on NBC’s “Today” show on September 12 in support of the new album. “I think that’s the biggest compliment I could ever receive.”

Thomas Rhett’s daughter Ada James is born

Thomas Rhett shares the late night texts that changed everything Getty Images/Gustavo Caballero
Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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