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Watch Thomas Rhett Share the Stage With His Father, Rhett Akins

At a recent show, Thomas Rhett welcomed his dad, Rhett Akins, to the stage, so that the two could perform together.

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Story Behind the Song: Josh Thompson, ‘Blame It on Waylon’

Rhett Akins tells The Boot about writing Josh Thompson's "Blame It on Waylon."

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The Peach Pickers Plan Third Annual Georgia on My Mind Concert

An annual celebration of Georgia music is coming back to Nashville in 2016: The Peach Pickers' third annual Georgia on My Mind concert is set to take place at the Ryman Auditorium in May.

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Country Stars and Their Famous Relatives

If you dig into your family tree, you could find a few monumental people in it, from pilgrims to celebrities and everything in between. And there are many country music stars who have equally famous relatives, many of whom are in the music industry as well.

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Country Stars With October Birthdays

The month of October is a good one: Not only do pumpkins, mums and candy corn come into season, but the 10th month of the year is also the month in which many country artists celebrate their birthdays.

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Story Behind the Song: Joe Nichols, ‘Gimmie That Girl’

Released in October of 2009 by Joe Nichols, "Gimme That Girl" was written by the Peach PickersRhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip. The song was the second single from Nichols' Old Things New album and, in May of 2010, became Nichols' third career No. 1 single. It also earned a Top 40 spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart (No. 34) and was one of the Top 10 songs on 2010's year-end Billboard Country Songs chart (No. 7). Inside, Akins and Davidson tell The Boot how the song came to be.

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Top 10 Country Songs About Trucks

Truck references in country music are a dime in a dozen. They're everywhere. And we're not complaining -- but there are some songs that go above and beyond a quick mention of a Chevy or a Ford, to a storyline that's centered around the country vehicle of choice, or a major reference to trucks in the verses or chorus.

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Rhett Akins Expresses Confidence in His Son, Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett just scored his third No.1 single with "Make Me Wanna," making the song -- which was written by Rhett along with Bart Butler and Larry McCoy -- his third chart-topping hit from his freshman It Goes Like This album. And while it might seem like Rhett had an advantage in the tough-as-nails country music industry, since Rhett Akins is his famous father, the proud dad says that all the credit belongs solely to his son.

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Story Behind the Song: Blake Shelton, ‘All About Tonight’

Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip co-wrote Blake Shelton's 2010 single, "All About Tonight." Released as the first single from Shelton's EP of the same name, "All About Tonight" became the singer's seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and landed at No. 8 on the year-end Billboard Country Songs chart. Inside, Akins tells The Boot about the inspiration for the tune.

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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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