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Thomas Rhett says he's been influenced by hip-hop.  The country star explains that it's taught him "how to groove a little bit."  

Thomas adds that by listening to hip-hop he's learned to write "country lyrics" over a "hip-hoppy kind of beat," which he thinks is a good thing.  He says it enables him to bring "some fun energy" to his albums and concerts. 

Rhett will be performing at the Country USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin Friday, along with Florida Georgia Line, the Eli Young Band, and others. 

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