Thomas Rhett’s Songwriting is Inspired by These Disney Movies

Thomas Rhett performed on the 2021 CMT Awards Wednesday, June 9, and on the red carpet ahead of the show he was asked what the hottest song was playing in his house right now was. His answer wasn’t one of his songs, it was a Disney song!

He told CMT, “Keeping it completely honest? Well, it’d have to be “You’re Welcome,” from the [2016-released Disney animated film] Moana soundtrack.”

“It makes me a creative writer. If I only listened to what was happening on country radio right now, I might just keep writing the same thing”, he added. “But when I hear the Frozen or Coco soundtracks, I get weird inspiration from them. I think that the wider you let your brain [be expanded], the farther you can expand your own genre. In general, watching my kids be hilarious and cute and living life while hearing those songs has given me so many ideas.”