“Things Dads Do”: Thomas Rhett celebrates belated Father’s Day with a tune he wrote with his dad

ABC/Image Group LAThomas Rhett celebrated Father’s Day a few days late this week, taking to Instagram to offer up a live version of an unreleased new tune he wrote with his songwriter dad, Rhett Akins.

Called “Things Dads Do,” the new song is a celebration of fatherhood, describing all the things that dads do for their children, from teaching them to mow grass to embarrassing them with a camera on their first day of school.

“He’ll hand you the keys to a hand-me-down truck/Take ‘em right back when you tear it up,” Thomas sings. “On your first broken heart, he’ll say, ‘Son, tell ya what/Let’s talk it out over a beer...’”

Before he played his new song, Thomas confessed that he originally meant to share the song on Father’s Day, but never got around to posting it.

“I wrote this song with my dad, for my dad, and for all the dads out there,” he reflected. “Better late than never.”

It’s no surprise that Thomas was too busy to post the song on the holiday itself: This year’s Father’s Day was an especially sweet one, both for the “Beer Can’t Fix” singer and his Nashville mainstay dad, as they each welcomed a child this year. Thomas’ third daughter, Lennon Love, was born in February, while Rhett’s son, Brody James, arrived the following month.

By Carena Liptak
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Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out Friday

Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out FridayABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion are gearing up to share more new music, and from the snippet they posted to social media this week, the next song they’ve got coming is a flirty, tropical summertime anthem.

“This is one y’all haven’t ever heard yet,” the group revealed on social media, posting a 30-second clip of their new song along with a portion of the lyrics. Called “Everything to Lose,” the tune focuses on the early stages of a new relationship.

“Everything that you do is driving me crazy / Dancing and singing along and it’s catching my ear, catching my eye,” the song begins. “Think that it’s been long enough, girl, you know I ain’t playing / So let’s blow this popsicle stand, girl, and kiss it goodbye...”

“Everything to Lose” will be the first taste of previously unheard music from Old Dominion since May, when they dropped three older songs that they’d written for previous projects but that didn’t make the cut.

The band released their self-titled third album in October of last year. That project includes hits like “Make it Sweet” and “One Man Band.”

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This is one y'all haven't ever heard yet. #everythingtolose is out tonight. #previouslyunreleased pic.twitter.com/L7kiYjHsk0

— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) July 2, 2020