Thomas Rhett

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Thomas Rhett
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Thomas Rhett performing in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 24, 2013
Background information
Birth name Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr.
Born (1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 24)[1]
Origin Valdosta, Georgia
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2010-present
Labels Valory Music Group
Associated acts Rhett Akins
Jason Aldean
Brantley Gilbert
Justin Moore

Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr. (born March 30, 1990) is an American country music singer, known by his stage name Thomas Rhett. He is the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins.[2] Akins has charted four singles from his debut album It Goes Like This, including the title track, which reached number 1 on Country Airplay in late 2013.

Early life[edit]

In junior high, Thomas learned how to play the drums. When he was old enough, Thomas would go onstage with his dad, Rhett Akins, and play the drums for him. A band was then put together in high school called The High Heeled Flip Flops.[3] Besides music, he didn’t have a career choice in mind. After high school, Thomas went to college at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He there played as a member of Tau Phi for their cowboy show and for frat parties, where he got used to the crowd.

Career[edit]

Rhett co-wrote the song "I Ain't Ready to Quit" on Jason Aldean's 2010 album My Kinda Party and signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records' Valory Music Group division in 2011.[4] In early 2012, he released his debut single, "Something to Do with My Hands", followed later that year by "Beer with Jesus". Both of these made Top 30 on the Hot Country Songs charts. His third single, "It Goes Like This", topped the Country Airplay chart and also peaked at number 2 on the Hot Country Songs. His debut album, also titled It Goes Like This, was released on October 29.[5] The album's fourth single, "Get Me Some of That", became Rhett's second number 1 single in early 2014.

Rhett also co-wrote the 2013 singles "1994" by Jason Aldean, "Parking Lot Party" by Lee Brice, and "Round Here" by Florida Georgia Line. During the chart week of September 21, 2013, the Country Airplay chart included five songs within the Top 10 that Rhett or his father had co-written, including "It Goes Like This".[6]

Personal life[edit]

Rhett is married to Lauren Gregory, whom he has known since first grade. The couple married in October 2012.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[8]
US
[9]
CAN
[10]
It Goes Like This 2 6 23

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country
[8]
US
[9]
US
Heat

[12]
Thomas Rhett
  • Release date: August 28, 2012
  • Label: Valory Music Group
24 133 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[13]
US Country Airplay
[14]
US
[15]
CAN Country
[16]
CAN
[17]
2012 "Something to Do with My Hands" 15 93 90 It Goes Like This
"Beer with Jesus"A 26 19 101
2013 "It Goes Like This" 2 1 25 4 33
"Get Me Some of That" 4 1 41 6 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[13]
2013 "Take You Home" 44 It Goes Like This

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
US Country Airplay
US
CAN Country
2014 "Small Town Throwdown"B Brantley Gilbert (with Justin Moore) 21 16 91 34 Just as I Am
  • BCurrent single.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "Something to Do with My Hands"[21] Justin Key
"Something to Do with My Hands" (version 2)[22] Peter Zavadil
"Beer with Jesus"[23][24]
2013 "It Goes Like This"[25] TK McKamy
"Get Me Some of That"[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Rhett". Yourcountry.tv. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (July 21, 2011). "Thomas Rhett Gets His Turn in the Spotlight". Taste of Country. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ . The Valory Music Co http://www.thomasrhett.com/about. Retrieved 12 March 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Thomas Rhett – The Man Behind The Guitar". KLAW FM. September 21, 2011. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (August 23, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Reveals Cover Art, Release Date + Track Listing for Debut Album". The Boot. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/thomas-rhett-and-rhett-akins-make-chart-history-as-family-is-responsible-for-writing-half-of-the-top-10
  7. ^ http://theboot.com/thomas-rhett-married/
  8. ^ a b "Thomas Rhett - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  9. ^ a b "Thomas Rhett - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  10. ^ "Thomas Rhett – Chart history – Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 8, 2014). "Country Album Chart News: The Week of May 8, 2014: Dan+Shay, Nashville Cast, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, and Keith Urban round out Top 10". Roughstock. 
  12. ^ "Thomas Rhett - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  13. ^ a b "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ "American singles certifications – Thomas Rhett – It Goes Like This". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Thomas Rhett – Get Me Some of That". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  20. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Week of January 12, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  21. ^ "'Something to Do with My Hands' video". CMT. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  22. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thomas Rhett : Something To Do with My Hands". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  23. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thomas Rhett : Beer With Jesus". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Beer With Jesus - Thomas Rhett". Vevo. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  25. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thomas Rhett : It Goes Like This". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thomas Rhett : Get Me Some of That". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 

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