Thomas Rhett just earned his 16th career No.1 single as his latest hit, “Be A Light,” reached the top spot on the Mediabase Country Chart this week.
The uplifting song features special guests Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban and was released in the beginning stages of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing an encouraging message to fans when they needed it most.
“I’m completely blown away and humbled by the support of ‘Be A Light’ from the fans, country radio and the entire industry,” Rhett shared upon hearing the news. “When we decided to release this song in March, it was the best way I knew how to share what was on my heart, and I’m feeling so hopeful and encouraged to see so many of you inspired to take action because of it in your own communities. Thank y’all for coming together like this!”
Rhett and his collaborators donated all proceeds from the single to the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief efforts. Additionally, Rhett and Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta surprised Recording Academy Chairman and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and MusiCares Executive Director Laura Segura with an additional $100,000 for the relief fund.
“Be A Light” recently earned a nomination for Musical Event of The Year for the upcoming CMA Awards where Rhett is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year.