Ring on Every Finger

Album: The Fighters (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • The third single from The Fighters is banjo-backed upbeat song with tongue-in-cheek lyrics in which a guy goes above and beyond to show his love. When he pops the question, one ring just isn't enough, he puts one on every finger.
  • The song was written by Thomas Rhett along with Jesse Frasure ("Fix," "I Like the Sound of That") and Josh Kear ("Need You Now," "Drunk on a Plane"). "The title was mine, but it wasn't inspired by an event," Kear told Billboard magazine. "It was just a basic concept: If one ring says I'll love you forever, what would a ring on every finger mean?"
  • During verse two the guy voices his excitement of the upcoming nuptials, thus going against the grain of the standard wedding-planning scenarios in which the bride does all the work. "Since the singer is trying to talk the girl into saying yes to a marriage proposal, tossing in images of a storybook kind of wedding probably is attempting to help her see her dreams coming true," explained Kear. "Most guys want to give their dream girl the wedding of their dreams, so I think men care about making women happy on their wedding day. Maybe less about the specifics and more about giving their bride the day they deserve."

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