Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris top the Billboard and Mediabase country singles charts this week with their duebt, "Craving You.” The hit climbed the charts in just 15 weeks, making it the fastest-rising hit of Thomas' career. The single also marks his second Number One this year and the eighth of his career. “Craving You" is the lead single from Thomas' upcoming third release, due out later this year.
He said, “I heard this song went No. one . . . while I was on vacation with my family. It just reminded me how everything about this song has been fun. From having Maren sing on it, to making a really rad video to just feeling the energy from the fans each night when we play it live. It’s an unbelievable way to start out this record. I really can’t wait to share more."
Thomas tells us that although he didn't have a hand in writing "Craving You" he instantly connect with the song. [“I think I just loved the 80s kind of vibe that it has rockin’ through the whole thing. It’s an up tempo, a little bit emotional, a little bit tense and I just love this song.”] SOUNDCUE (:08 OC: . . . love this song.)
Maren reacted to the news on Instagram writing, "As if this week could get any better, CRAVING YOU IS #1! Thank you @thomasrhettakins for asking me to be apart of my very first number one song. Also, @davebarnesmusic and @julianbulian, for writing this epic jam, and thank you country radio for showing it all the love." Maren is also celebrating her engagement to Ryan Hurd, which happened this weekend.
In the meantime, Thomas continues to share vacation photos on social media of himself, his daughter, Willa Gray, and wife, Lauren, who is expecting their second daughter early next month.