Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

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Thomas Rhett may stem from country music royalty (he's the son of Rhett Akins, after all), but yet he's still marked his own path.

Rhett played music in both junior high and high school. He later chose to study communications at Lipscomb University in Nashville, but the draw of Music City was too much. He eventually dropped out to pursue music full-time.

Thanks to his songwriting prowess, Rhett landed a publishing deal with Big Machine Label Group. In the early stages of his professional career, he co-wrote singles for Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Lee Brice, among others.

Rhett's debut album It Goes Like This arrived in 2013, and two years later he followed it up with Tangled Up. His sophomore release was nominated for Album of the Year at the ACM Awards. The single 'Die a Happy Man' from the album would go on to win Single of the Year at the ACMS and Song of the Year at the CMAs.

Three more albums followed: 2017's Life Changes, 2019's Center Point Road and 2021's Country Again: Side A. The latter marks the first of a double album release.

In 2020, the ACMs named Rhett Entertainer of the Year, and one year later he earned the title Male Artist of the Year.

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Thomas Rhett Performs New Unreleased Song Written for His Wife, ‘Feelin’ Country’

The ‘Die A Happy Man’ hitmaker played the track during his recent tour of the UK and Ireland.

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Thomas Rhett Lights Up London's O2 Arena at 2023 C2C Festival

The ‘Die A Happy Man’ hitmaker performed an array of hits from across his sprawling discography, and brought out One Direction star Niall Horan as a special guest.

Holler Country Music

ESSENTIALSThe Best Thomas Rhett Songs

A selection of 15 of the best songs from boyfriend country's finest

Holler Country Music

INTERVIEWThe Songs That Changed My Life: Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett's balance of sincerity and experimentalism in his music makes his choice of influences all the more clear.

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Thomas Rhett - Where We Started

Thomas Rhett has declared that this album aims to be versatile enough to have “a song for everyone”; here he’s succeeded. We’re pretty sure his wife will be chuffed too.

Holler Country Music

INTERVIEWIn Conversation: Thomas Rhett

Though in a place of contentment, it’s clear that Thomas Rhett isn’t taking another second of life for granted.