Thomas Rhett Teams With Reba McEntire, Keith Urban + More for ‘Be a Light’ [LISTEN]
Thomas Rhett and his friends offer good advice during "Be a Light," his inspiring new ballad released for a cause. Press play above to listen.
Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Keith Urban and Chris Tomlin join Rhett on a song he wrote toward the end of 2019, but released in response to the difficult coronavirus pandemic America is living through today. Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem are the other three other co-writers on the song.
Artist proceeds of sales of "Be a Light" will go to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. In a note from his team, the "Beer Can't Fix" singer shares that he knew in his heart that now was the best time to release the song. The his hope is that the lyrics and message will serve as a reminder that we are all in this together.
Rhett starts the song over little more than acoustic guitar before Scott joins at the first chorus. Urban starts the second verse before handing off to Tomlin. McEntire leads the second chorus as a strong string section emerges from the mix, heightening the inspiration. By the end, all the vocalists are singing together, triumphantly.
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Thomas Rhett's "Be a Light" Lyrics:
In a time full of war, be peace / In a time full of doubt, just believe / Yeah there ain’t that much difference between you and me In a time full of war, be peace.
In a world full of hate, be a light / When you do somebody wrong, make it right / Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine / In a world full of hate, be a light.
In a place that needs change make a difference / In a time full of noise, just listen / Cause life is but a breeze better live it / In a place that needs a change make a difference.
In a race that you can’t win, slow it down / Yeah you only get one go around / Cause the finish line is six feet in the ground/ In a race you can’t win just slow it down.
Yeah it’s hard to live in color / When you just see black and white.
In a world full of hate, be a light.
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