Thomas Rhett, born Thomas Rhett Akins, has country music in his blood: His father is Rhett Akins, a successful songwriter who had a series of hits as an artist in the 1990s. Rhett tried college, but he felt the pull to the music industry and dropped out, and began playing in clubs to support himself. It was while playing in a club that someone from Big Machine Label Group offered Rhett a publishing deal; after he signed it, he quickly began earning cuts by artists such as Jason Aldean, Lee Brice and Florida Georgia Line, and it wasn't long before Rhett's publishing company took notice of his vocal chops and signed him to the Valory Music Co., a division of BMLG. Rhett's debut album, 'It Goes Like This', was released in 2013 and spawned three platinum-selling No. 1 singles, including the multi-platinum song "It Goes Like This," which was his first chart-topping single. In 2015, Rhett released his sophomore album, 'Tangled Up', which went platinum. Rhett served as an opening act on several major tours, including Lady Antebellum's Own the Night Tour and Jason Aldean's We Were Here Tour, before launching his own headlining Home Team Tour in 2017. In 2012, Rhett married Lauren Gregory, whom he has known since childhood. The couple announced the news that Lauren was pregnant in early 2017, and before the baby was born, in May of 2017, they completed adoption proceedings of a baby girl, Willa Gray Akins, who was born in Uganda. In August of that year, they welcomed their second daughter, Ada James Akins. In 2020, the family expanded their "tiny girl gang" to three when Lennon Love was born in February of 2020. Rhett discusses his family life in the lyrics on his third studio album, 'Life Changes,' which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
LISTEN: Thomas Rhett Proud of His Hometown in 'Where We Grew Up'
Thomas Rhett has more new music on the horizon.
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When it comes to Christmas, Thomas Rhett might as well be Buddy the Elf.
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One scene in particular took several (hilarious) tries.
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Check out some behind-the-scenes photos before the show airs on Nov. 30.
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The new duet is one of six new tracks on the deluxe version of Lady A's 'Ocean' album.
Thomas Rhett Nods to These 16 Hits in 'What's Your Country Song'
Did ya catch 'em all?
Story Behind the Song: Thomas Rhett, 'What's Your Country Song'
"I just noticed that -- whether I was in Los Angeles or New York, or Seattle or Nashville, or anywhere in between, I just kinda noticed that everybody had some country in them, you know?"
Thomas Rhett Lets His Kids Watch Him on TV, But Pays for It Later
It always seems like a good idea at the time ...
Thomas Rhett Admits That Wife Lauren Akins Wants More Kids
These two are going to be very busy!