Single Review: Thomas Rhett, "Something to Do With My Hands"×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ />It’s a given that a large amount of new music is derivative of the dominant artists of the day.

This has always been true in popular music, and especially true in country music. So no harm, no foul on Thomas Rhett, a new artist who is understandably going to need time to find is own voice.

The problem is in the chosen derivatives. “Something to Do With My Hands” is a Billy Currington-style song presented with a Jason Aldean delivery.

So what could’ve been cute and goofy in a sellin’ turnips on a flatbed truck way, ends up just sounding dumb and ridiculous.

Grade: C

Listen: Something to Do With My Hands

8 Comments on Single Review: Thomas Rhett, "Something to Do With My Hands"

  1. I listened to the Rhett song on you-tube and have no desire to hear it again. Your “C” sounds about right.

    On the other hand, I really like Wade Bowen’s song “Saturday Night” which a friend in NJ told me about. I haven’t seen any reviews of it on the country blogs I usually follow. Sometimes I wonder how you decide which songs to review.

  2. I’ll take listening to his dad sing “That Ain’t My Truck” 100 times before I listen to this one again.

  3. Bob, I’ve actually been meaning to review the Bowen song, so I appreciate hearing that there’s interest for it. We’d ideally like to review every major release, but often time constraints mean we just end up picking the high-profile ones or ones we especially dig/loathe.

  4. @Dan – appreciate the response.

    @MM – didn’t know Rhett Akins is the father of Thomas Rhett. “That Ain’t My Truck” is the only Akins song I have.

  5. I don’t dig it, which is strange because I love BG and Aldean and this type of “country” in general. But this is just not good to me.

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