Remember You Young

Album: Center Point Road (2019)
Charted: 53
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Songfacts®:

  • Written by Thomas Rhett with Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley, "Remember You Young" pays lyrical tribute to scenes from the singer's past as he looks back at his loved ones.
  • The ballad begins with just piano as Rhett remembers his childhood friends.

    Hey, buddies that I grew up with
    All straight-laced and married up now


    And his wife Lauren Akins, whom Rhett has known since second grade.

    And hey, darling, sipping that red wine
    All classy, kicked back on the couch.


    During the second verse Rhett turns his attention to his daughters in their younger years.

    And hey, babies, crawling on the carpet
    No, you won't be that little for long


    Rhett explained that Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and him "wrote this song about the people in life that we love, and always remembering them in their youth no matter how much time passes and [how much] we all change."

    "There's something sentimental about remembering your very best friends - who have real jobs and families now - tearing it up in college," he continued, "or picturing me and my wife with no cares at the Tin Roof back in Knoxville."
  • The song was inspired by The Good Book. "I love being able to talk about my best friends, my wife, my babies and going to heaven all in the same song," Rhett told Billboard. "There's a Bible verse that says, 'Always look at your wife in her youth'" (that's Proverbs 5:18). "That Bible verse stuck out to me so much and that's where this concept for this song came from."
  • The music video, directed by TK McKamy, is a sequel to the "Marry Me" clip. The heartstring-tugging visual centers on Sam in his old age as he recalls his time with Ellie.
  • The music clip won 2020 ACM Video of the Year. Rhett was also named joint Entertainer of the Year at the close of the event - he shared the award with Carrie Underwood.

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