WATCH: Megan Moroney Pays Tribute to Thomas Rhett's Iconic "Die A Happy Man"
Megan Moroney, a rising star in the world of country music recently joined YouTube Music to pay tribute to Thomas Rhett's iconic hit, "Die A Happy Man" Presented by Fritos, this special rendition of the beloved song celebrates the release of Thomas Rhett's "20 Number Ones" album.
In explaining her choice of song, Megan Moroney expressed her deep connection to "Die A Happy Man." She said, "I picked 'Die a Happy Man' because when I think of Thomas Rhett, that's the song that I think of first. I feel like everyone that even knows anything about country radio and country music slightly has heard this song. So I think it's iconic."
"Die A Happy Man," released in 2015 as the second single from Thomas Rhett's sophomore album "Tangled Up" quickly became a sensation in the country music world. What makes this song truly special is its deeply personal nature. Thomas Rhett, when writing for the album, realized that he had never written a song about or for his wife. Every line in the song reflects the personal aspects of their relationship and marriage, making it incredibly genuine.
The impact of "Die A Happy Man" was remarkable. The song topped the Hot Country Songs chart on November 14, 2015, where it remained at No. 1 for a staggering 17 weeks. It also claimed the No. 1 spot on the Country Airplay chart, holding it for six weeks, a feat not seen since Taylor Swift's "Our Song."
The song's popularity was further solidified by its certification as 6x platinum for certified units exceeding 6 million. It also earned Thomas Rhett several prestigious awards, including honors at the Billboard Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, CMA Awards, and American Country Countdown Awards. "Die a Happy Man" was even nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song of the Year.
As Megan Moroney celebrates this iconic country song, she joins a chorus of voices in recognizing the enduring power of "Die A Happy Man" and its special place in the hearts of country music enthusiasts.