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Brooks & Dunn, ‘Put a Girl in It’ — Story Behind the Song

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.

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Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins
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Thomas Rhett and Dad Rhett Akins Make Country Music History

Thomas Rhett is following in the musical footsteps of his dad, singer-songwriter Rhett Akins, and the path seems to be working for him.

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Thomas Rhett Tour Dates With Jason Aldean Keep ‘Wildfire’ Burning

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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.

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BMI Awards 2012 Honor Tom T. Hall as Songwriting Icon

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

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Luke Bryan Had ‘Huge Part’ in Thomas Rhett’s Wedding

Luke Bryan can take at least a little credit for the recent nuptials of Thomas Rhett and Lauren Gregory. The groom's father, singer-songwriter Rhett Akins, says it was the country music superstar who supported

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Luke Bryan Plots Strategy, Books Studio Time for Next Album

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.

"We're going in the studio the middle of Nove

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Thomas Rhett Interview: Country Newcomer Finds Inspiration in Dad, Hip-Hop and Eric Church

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

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Thomas Rhett, Dad Rhett Akins Share Common Musical Bond

Thomas Rhett doesn't have to go further than the family tree to get advice on the music business. His dad, Rhett Akins, had a record deal of his own back in the mid-'90s and charted several singles,

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Alanna Conaway
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Peach Pickers — Behind the Spotlight

Alanna Conaway
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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Josh Thompson, ‘Blame It on Waylon’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

Rhett Akins talks with The Boot about the day he and Josh Thompson wrote 'Blame It on Waylon' from Josh's debut album, 'Way Out Here.'

This was the first time Josh and I had written together. It was his idea. We were spitting some titles out, and he said, "I hav

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