On Oct. CMA Fest host Thomas Rhett married his wife, Lauren Akins, in 2012. Thomas Rhett and the Very Hot Summer Tour make a summer stop at The Pavilion. Tickets can be purchased at the Times Union Center box office, online at , or by calling 1-800-745-300.
Despite having only released one studio album, it scored well commercially so the fanbase is ready and waiting to see Thomas bring ‘It Goes Like This’ to life. There is great skill in the way he develops early songs to give a more involving live experience to the delighted masses. ‘Make Me Wanna’ has the whole audience singing along despite having only released it a few months ago, it has fast become a favourite. The singer thanks the crowd for their enthusiastic involvement and expresses his slight bemusement at his new found fame. Rounding the evening off with ‘Something To Do With My Hands’, the crowd stand as one to celebrate this new singer and assure him they will continue to support his career.
Lizzo’s Truth Hurts” is America’s #1 song for the sixth straight week. The whole top five remains stagnant, actually, with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello‘s Señorita” at #2, Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved” at #3, Lil Tecca’s Ransom” at #4, and Chris Brown and Drake’s No Guidance” at #5. Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy” is back up to #6, followed by two Post Malone songs (#7 Circles” and #9 Goodbyes”) and two Lil Nas X songs (#8 Panini” and #10 Old Town Road”).
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For Stagecoach, which makes a more conscious attempt than most country festivals to book women in to and supporting slots, Underwood’s appearance marks the welcome return of a woman in one of the top slots. The last time a female artist headlined was in 2016, when Shania Twain was one of the top three. The 2020 bill is also filled out with some of the stronger up-and-coming young women of country, including Ingrid Andress, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, Whitney Rose, Jade Jackson and Hailey Whitters.
Dustin Lynch occupies a unique place in today’s country music. Thanks to his classic sensibilities, he’s been heralded as the heir to George Strait’s throne. Yet with one listen to his newest hit, Where It’s At,” it’s obvious the young Tennessean knows how to combine his traditional influences with an edgy intensity that places him at the vanguard of today’s contemporary country scene.
Country music star Thomas Rhett , with special guests Dustin Lynch , Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins , will be making a stop at Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The son of award-winning country crooner Rhett Akins splits the difference between slick contemporary country and rowdy, good-time rock & roll. He added another photo with the singer hugging his wife backstage, offering more sentiments about Akins.
Middle of Nowhere” explores a complicated relationship that Lynch says more closely mirrors his own life. It’s about being stuck in the friend zone and wondering if you should take a friendship into no man’s land where there’s no return,” he explains with a smile. Once you kiss a friend, you’re not a friend anymore. All of a sudden you are something bigger and hopefully better, but sometimes it ends up crashing and burning pretty hard. So there’s that fear factor.
Rhett co-wrote the song I Ain’t Ready to Quit” on Jason Aldeans’ 2010 album, My Kinda Party” and then signed a contract with Big Machine Records, Valory Music Group division in 2011. He released his debut single Something to Do with My Hands” which was released on February 21st 2012, with a music video too. The song reached number 15 on the US Hot Country Songs. His follow up single Beer With Jesus” was released on September 4th 2012, and reached number 1 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It wasn’t until his song It Goes Like This” released on May 6th 2013, that Rhett got the success that he deserved, with the song going Platinum, and making it to number 1 on the US Country Airplay chart, it also became the title track of his debut album, which was released on October 29th 2013. The albums’ fourth single Get Me Some of That” became Rhett’s second number 1 single.
TENNESSEE — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.
The country star and his wife, Lauren Akins, are preparing for the birth of their third daughter, adding to their family of Willa Gray, 3, and Ada, 2, and according to Rhett, a change of scenery is in order.
Thomas Rhett, (born March 30th, 1990) is a country and western singer songwriter from Valdosta, Georgia. He is the song of Rhett Atkins and has five singles that charts from his debut album It Goes Like This”.
Thomas Rhett Akins Jr., the son of country star Rhett Akins, has earned his own spot in mainstream country with sultry singles like “It Goes Like This” and intense love ballads like “Die A Happy Man.” His first album, It Goes Like This dropped in 2013 with Tangled Up, Life Changes and Center Point Road following every two years after. Out of his 17 singles, 12 have reached the No. 1 spot on the Country Airplay Chart. He writes most of his own material and has written for other artists including Jason Aldean , Lee Brice and LoCash Although he has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, and has yet to take home the title, he’s been named Best Male Vocalist by the Country Music Association twice.
Although recorded in his hometown of Nashville, Tangled Up was written all over America, during a year-long tour in support of Thomas’ first album. There was something about the highway that made him feel creative. Something about the crowds that made him feel inspired. Something about the sold-out shows that made him want to return to the tour bus and write something exciting. With help from a handful of co-writers, Thomas whipped up a new batch of songs during the hours before soundcheck, after the encore, and during the long rides from one city to the next.
Details: Winner and guest will get VIP tickets and backstage passes to an upcoming Thomas Rhett concert. The experience date and location are TBD. They will meet Thomas backstage and pack bags together for veterans. Flights and hotel included. NO ALCOHOL IS INCLUDED WITH THIS PRIZE.
Country singer Kane Brown, who was one of several artists of the year honored at Wednesday’s show in Nashville, Tennessee, struggled through tears and dedicated his award to his longtime drummer 27-year-old Kenny Dixon, who died in a car accident over the weekend.
This year’s 10th Annual CMT Artists of the Year special highlights the entire year of country music, and honors this year’s artists: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.
Rhett has also co written the 2013 singles 1994” by Jason Aldean, Parking Lot Party” by Lee Brice and Round Here” by Florida Georgia Line. Reba McEntire, when she was presented with CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime award, praised Rhett for his willingness to pray during his own speech.
Press play on the year’s biggest country album and you might wonder if you’re listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road is the genre’s only release to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this year and enjoyed the biggest debut streaming week ever for a country album, with 33.59 million on-demand track streams. Up,” its opening track, could easily be mistaken for the work of some George W. Bush-era frathouse troubadour like Jason Mraz or Gavin DeGraw; only Rhett’s loosely drawling vocal stands out as particularly country amidst blaring brass, an exultant gospel choir, and a tight adult contemporary groove. Then comes Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” Rhett’s hit collaboration with Little Big Town, which merges the boisterous lead guitar and flirtatious debauchery of modern Nashville with an ’80s funk rhythm something like sanitized Prince.
Two of the artists of the year honorees, Luke Combs and Carrie Underwood, were in the middle of touring and couldn’t attend the show, but Underwood performed two songs live on the show via her tour stop in Cleveland, Ohio. She stopped her show to address fans in the venue and watching on TV.
See below for a list of Thomas Rhett’s GRAMMY Awards history. Famously, Thomas wrote the hit song “Die a Happy Man” for Lauren (his childhood sweetheart!) a few years later.
Awarded BMI’s Songwriter of the Year in 2011 and 2014 and CMA’s Triple Play award a total of seven times, Rhett Akins has written chart toppers for some of the biggest names in country music. Songs and artists include Blake Shelton’s Honey Bee,” Thomas Rhett’s It Goes Like This” and John Pardi’s Dirt on My Boots.” Rhett celebrated his 29th No. 1 hit with Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes” in October 2018. Rhett is not only a successful songwriter, but also an impressive solo artists planning to play career hits in the 2019 Very Hot Summer Tour.
Thomas Rhett and Little Big Town joined forces on Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time,” a tune from TR’s 2019 album, Center Point Road, that features vocals from LBT. TR co-penned the song with LBT’s Karen Fairchild, among others.
Growing up, there was no such thing as listening to one radio station,” he remembers. Instead, Thomas Rhett would regularly flip from one station to another, cranking up a mix of country, pop, R&B, rap, rock, and oldies. It was a tangle of music. Decades later, he’s tipping his hat to those days with Tangled Up, an album that mixes the sound of his influences with equal doses of groove, melody and twang.
Last month, country music fans everywhere were overjoyed to hear that CMA Fest host Thomas Rhett and his wife of seven years, Lauren Akins, are expecting a third child early next year. This new addition is yet another exciting chapter in the couple’s fairytale love story, which has inspired hit songs and taken country music red carpets by storm.
It’s just weird,” Rhett reflected ( via his record label ). “I think looking back at my 19-year-old self, that never in a million years thought that I wanted to be an artist. I wanted to stay in Nashville and just write songs, to where we’re at now is all a God thing to me. Every decision that we made and every tour I said yes to, every tour I said no to, every song I did cut, every song I didn’t cut, I think it was all part of some crazy plan.
Thomas Rhett is quickly becoming one of the reigning superstars in country music, a fact that surprises no one more than the singer. The 29-year-old admits he has worked hard for all of his success, but says most of the credit belongs to his faith in God.
Citing Luke Bryan as an influence in his unpredictable musicality, Rhett is striving to reach that point where fans aren’t surprised by anything he does; whether it’s writing hits for other artists (like Jason Aldean’s 1994” or Lee Brice’s Parking Lot Party”), or exploring the multiple sides of his personality in his own music. I want my brand to be where people are not shocked when I do certain things. I want people to go ‘I knew Thomas Rhett would do that because he likes to extend and go past the boundaries,” he says.
They also sound like hit songs. Crash and Burn,” the album’s first single, climbed into the Top 10 long before the album’s release, and any number of the remaining tracks — from South Side, a groove-heavy song co-written with Chris Stapleton, to Die a Happy Man,” a heartfelt tribute to Thomas Rhett’s wife — could follow its climb up charts. Meanwhile, songs like Single Girl” mix his country-boy croon with layers of poppy synthesizers, and Tangled” models itself after Michael Jackson’s dance floor jams.
Thomas Rhett is set to kick off the summer on May 17 in Spokane, WA. Touted as a Born Entertainer” (Lincoln Journal Star), fans can’t help but get swept up in the fun” (Lexington Herald Leader) of Thomas Rhett’s live show.
Multi-platinum selling performer Thomas Rhett brings his Very Hot Summer Tour” with special guests Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
Hhe is in the midst of his Very Hot Summer tour with his dad, Rhett Akins , along with Russell Dickerson and Dustin Lynch He will also be sprinkling in some performances at mega country concerts all over the country.
Thomas Rhett hasn’t been around country music that long, but he is already gaining recognition from his peers and fans as one of the industry’s hottest stars. The young artist already has two Grammy nominations to his name. In 2019, the 29-year-old won the coveted best male artist statue at the ACM awards.
It’s a phenomenon familiar to the country star who had the last #1 album before Rhett’s. That’d be the young black country phenom Kane Brown. Like Center Point Road, Brown’s chart-topping Experiment exists along the blurry borderline between boilerplate Nashville tropes and more pop-minded easy listening fare. Good As You” (#36 on the Hot 100) shares some DNA with Ed Sheeran, while Lose It” (#28) more explicitly embraces a country sound with abundant banjo and fiddle in the mix. His biggest exposure outside the country bubble, though, has come through collaborations with two of the most genre-averse hit-makers of this moment.
We would highly recommend the Thomas Rhett tour! It was beyond our expectations. Budweiser Stage is our favourite venue in Toronto and the opening acts were awesome as well. Our only complaint would be with the City of Toronto that recommended everyone not drive only to find that access to the venue was blocked when getting off the Go train. We had an extra 30 minute walk that resulted in us missing the first opening act. Most of us would have come earlier and worn appropriate shoes if we had been informed.
Rhett Akins first album, A Thousand Memories produced four chart singles with its 1995 release including his co-written first No. one, That Ain’t My Truck.” Moving on to release Somebody New the following year and producing another No. one hit, Don’t Get Me Started.” Rhett as a songwriter has had 29 No. one singles (and counting). Some of which include No. one hits by artists which include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, and Blake Shelton. Thomas Rhett’s Star Of The Show,” co-written with Rhett and Thomas Rhett pinned their first No. one together and in 2017, Rhett celebrated his 29th number one as a songwriter with Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes.” Rhett was named the No. 4 Billboard Country Songwriter, awarded the CMA Triple Play seven times and awarded Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2018.
Rhett’s Platinum-certified third album Life Changes (The Valory Music Co.) is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with a diverse batch of songs as he stretches his sound to new limits. He topped Billboard’s year-end Country Airplay chart and is Mediabase’s Top Performing Artist and Top Male of 2018 as the only artist to have four songs in the top 100 songs of the year – Unforgettable” (Platinum), Marry Me” (2X Platinum), Life Changes” (Gold) and Sixteen.” Since its release, Life Changes has earned the top position on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, a Grammy® nomination for Best Country Album, as well as CMA and ACM Awards nominations. He was named iHeartRadio’s Country Artist of the Year for the second year in a row and was recently honored with his second CMA Triple Play award for penning three #1 songs within a 12-month period (Unforgettable, Marry Me” and Life Changes”).
If you listen to one of Thomas Rhett’s albums, you will know the story of his life The up and coming country artist pours his soul into the singles he chooses to record. His recent song Life Changes” is the perfect summary of how quickly the Georgia native’s life has changed in such a short period of time.
Travis Vance is on bass, Eric “EBO” Borash is on guitar and Chris Kimmerer is on drums in Thomas Rhett’s band. Rhett himself also plays the guitar. The four play around and joke like they have known each other all their lives.