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.
Thomas Rhett Announces 2022 Bring the Bar to You Tour
The tour's name comes from a song on Rhett's newly-announced Where We Started album.
Story Behind the Song: Thomas Rhett, 'Slow Down Summer'
The idea came to Thomas during a nostalgic moment while on a writing trip in Montana.
What a Glow Up! See Country Stars in the 10-Year Challenge
What a difference 10 years makes!
Thomas Rhett + Wife Would '100 Percent' Consider Adopting Again
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren adopted their oldest daughter, Willa Gray, in 2017.
Hear Thomas Rhett's 'Angels' and 'Church Boots' From New Album
These songs preview his new album, 'Where We Started.'
Thomas Rhett's New Album Has a 'Mind-Blowing' Katy Perry Collab
It's got something for everyone.
Thomas Rhett Announces New Album, 'Where We Started'
It's his sixth studio album, and the follow-up to Country Again: Side A, released in April 2021.
Thomas Rhett Sings About Fatherhood, Gets Interrupted by Daughter
Tell us you're a dad without telling us you're a dad.
Thomas Rhett's Family Did an Epic Human Pyramid for Christmas
Everyone got in on the fun, even Rhett's newborn baby girl, Lillie.
Thomas Rhett Feels 'Content' and 'Clearheaded' Going Into 2022
With two albums slated to drop in 2022, Thomas Rhett says he's hoping for a big, fun year ahead.