Thomas Rhett Performs ‘Die a Happy Man’ at 2016 ACM Awards
After winning Single Record of the Year for “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett took to the ACM Awards stage to perform the heartfelt ballad dedicated to his wife Lauren.
Rocking a simple all-black look and an acoustic guitar, Rhett’s performance of the No. 1 song was subtle and soulful, with frequent pans to the crowd singing along with every word and Rhett’s wife who, if the tears in her eyes were any indication, was visibly enjoying the performance.
“This goes out to all the lovers in the house,” said Rhett before launching into the song. If you’re paying any attention to the lyrics, it’s pretty easy to see why everyone was so enamored with Rhett’s performance: “And I know that I can never tell you enough that all I need in this life is your crazy love," he sings. "If I never get to see the Northern lights / Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night / Or if all I’ve got is your hand in my hand, baby I could die a happy man.”
“Die a Happy Man,” the second single from Rhett’s sophomore effort Tangled Up, peaked at No. 1 in December, and is the artist’s fifth consecutive No. 1. It has since been certified platinum, proving that Rhett’s winning streak is only getting started.
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