Nashville artist and Tik Tok sensation Lathan Warlick is kicking off the new year alongside PLATINUM Country star RaeLynn with a new song and new music video for “Roots.” As teased on social media, “Roots” is from Lathan’s forthcoming new project, with plans to put out more tracks in the coming months. The track is written by Lathan and RaeLynn along with Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram, Summer Overstreet and Zach Dyer and produced by The720.
Lathan, a proud husband and father, shares, “I got some amazing women in my life. So it’s time to shine some light on those hardworking, powerful women who are still holding it down. They are blessed with some good ‘roots.’”
“I’ve really loved working with Lathan on this project,” shared RaeLynn. “He is an authentically great artist and an amazing human that is so grounded and real. I can’t wait to hear what the world thinks of this song!”
Lathan will be joining RaeLynn during her Instagram live TONIGHT at 5pm CST to chat about the song, and more!
The official music video, directed by Austin Peckham and filmed in Nashville shows Lathan, RaeLynn and their crews getting ready to celebrate “girls with roots,” ending in a hip hop/break dance party. Fans can catch the video premiere exclusively on CMT Music and CMT.com tomorrow, February 6.
The Jackson, TN rapper and viral music sensation first gained attention through social media by creating videos of himself on his iPhone in his car, adding his own rap verses to popular songs like “Holy” by Justin Bieber, “The Box” by Roddy Ricch, “Memories” by Maroon 5, “Hello” by Adele, and “You Say” by Lauren Daigle. His videos caught the attention of country singer Granger Smith, who asked Warlick to add a rap verse to his song, creating a powerful remix of “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads.” Last fall, Lathan collaborated with Matt Stell on “Over Yonder," a song that powerfully blends hip hop patriotism with a call for unity. “Over Yonder” has racked up 1.2 Million streams so far, which contributes to the 5.6 Million streams across his catalog to date.
Lathan has recently collaborated with some of Nashville’s biggest names including Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn, and more. He continues his mission of positivity and defying labels in the studio, writing and recording with incredible artists across all genres, in keeping with his signature mantra: “do different, be different.”