In the latter part of 2006, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip got together to write, not knowing that their lives would soon change forever. The three songwriters, christened the Peach Pickers because they all hail from Georgia, have become one of Nashville's most successful writing teams, penning Joe Nichols' 'Gimme That Girl,' Blake Shelton's 'All About Tonight' and Luke Bryan's 'I Don't Want This Night to End,' among others.
Rick Diamond, Getty Images Thomas Rhett has a natural ease when he's onstage, which is not surprising since he spent much of his early years watching his father, country star and hit songwriter Rhett Akins (pictured above, right), performing.
Tom T. Hall was honored as a BMI Icon during the performing rights organization's country awards dinner last night (Oct. 30) in Nashville. The singer and songwriter, whose tunes have earned him the nickname the Storyteller, let someone else tell his life story during the invitation-only gala. BMI's Del Bryant reviewed the 76-year-old leg
Luke Bryan fans will be thrilled to hear that the singer is booking studio time in November to begin recording a new album. While Luke would like to shake it up a bit with his upcoming project, he's also adamant that he doesn't want to go too far out of bounds.
Fate is a funny thing. Just ask Thomas Rhett. Growing up around the music business and witnessing how fickle and volatile it can be, by way of his dad Rhett Akins' career in the mid-'90s, Thomas had pretty much decided a career as a singer was
Fifteen years ago, Rhett Akins was a new star on the rise in country music, blazing up the charts with hits like 'That Ain't My Truck,' 'She Said Yes' and 'Don't Get Me Started.' Six albums later, he is now sharing the wealth with other artists -- concentrating more on songwriting than recording
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