Thomas Rhett Releases Music Video for New Single, ‘Die a Happy Man’
"My wife has been on me for years to write something for her like Tim McGraw's "Just to See You Smile,"" Rhett shares in a statement about his inspiration for the tune. “Obviously this isn't exactly like that, but it's my interpretation. It's 100-percent autobiographical of our relationship in a three-and-a-half-minute ballad. It's probably my favorite song I've ever written, and it will be amazing to show our grandkids the video one day."
With lines like, "If I never get to see the Northern lights / Or if I never see the Eiffel Tower at night / Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand / Baby, I could die a happy man," the song's accompanying video, shot in Hawaii, stars Rhett's real-life wife, Lauren.
""My wife is one of those people that never wants to be in the spotlight or in videos, but it was inevitable for her to be in this one because I wrote the song for her and about her," Rhett tells People.
The singer-songwriter says that the video, which shows the couple adorably in love, is how they actually act when the cameras aren't rolling ... most of the time.
"It really is just us," he maintains. "We just hung around and did exactly what we would do if a camera was on us or not, except for the scenes where they're telling us to kiss underwater -- that's something we don't typically do!"
Rhett recently earned his fourth No. 1 hit with "Crash and Burn," the debut single from Tangled Up.
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