About Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. is an American country music singer-songwriter. He is the son of singer Rhett Akins.
Rhett has released five studio albums for Big Machine Records' Valory Music imprint: It Goes Like This ,Tangled Up ,Life Changes ,Center Point Road , Country Again: Side A and Where We Started . He has received four Grammy Award nominations with two albums being nominated for Best Country Album in 2017 and 2019.
His five albums have produced 21 singles on the Billboard Hot Country and Country Airplay charts, with 17 reaching the No. 1 position on the latter: "It Goes Like This", "Get Me Some of That", "Make Me Wanna", "Crash and Burn", "Die a Happy Man", "T-Shirt", "Star of the Show", "Craving You", "Unforgettable", "Marry Me", "Life Changes", "Sixteen", “Remember You Young”, "Look What God Gave Her", "Beer Can't Fix", "What's Your Country Song", and "Country Again".
In addition to much of his own material, Rhett has written singles for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, LoCash, and Michael Ray, among others.
Rhett was born in Valdosta, Georgia, to mother Paige Braswell and father Rhett Akins. He grew up knowing other singers including Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn. He has one younger sister, and two younger half-brothers; one on his mother's side, and one his father's side.
After learning to play drums while attending junior high school, Rhett later would go onstage with his father and play. In high school, he was part of a band named The High Heeled Flip Flops. Rhett went to Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, to study communications. He dropped out of college when he was 20 to pursue a career in music. He subsequently accepted a publishing deal by Big Machine Label Group to write songs.
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