Thomas Rhett is an American country singer-songwriter who was born on March 30, 1990. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia but raised in Hendersonville, Tennessee by his parents. His parents are Paige Braswell and Rhett Akins.
While growing up, Thomas Rhett’s decision to do music was influenced by the likes of Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn.
At a tender age, Thomas Rhett learned how to play the drums and while he was in high school, he would from time to time perform with his father. He was a member of his high school’s band which was known as The High Heeled Flip Flops.
Thomas Rhett studied Communications when he enrolled at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. However, he dropped out of school to pursue music when he was only 20 years old.
Later on , he had a deal with Big Machine Label Group to write songs. With Big Machine Records’ Valory Music imprint, Thomas Rhett released six studio albums.
These albums are It Goes Like This (2013), Tangled Up (2015), Life Changes (2017), Center Point Road (2019), Country Again: Side A (2021) and Where We Started (2022).
The six albums were so successful to the extent that they produced as many as 21 singles on the Billboard Hot Country and Country Airplay charts, with 17 reaching the No. 1 position on the latter.
The 17 singles that became No.1 are “It Goes Like This”, “Get Me Some of That”, “Make Me Wanna”, “Crash and Burn”, “Die a Happy Man”, “T-Shirt”, “Star of the Show”, “Craving You”, “Unforgettable”, “Marry Me”, “Life Changes”, “Sixteen”, “Remember You Young”, “Look What God Gave Her”, “Beer Can’t Fix”, “What’s Your Country Song”, and “Country Again”.
As a songwriter, Thomas Rhett has written songs for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, LoCash, and Michael Ray, among others.
On October 12, 2012, Thomas Rhett got married to Lauren Akins and on November 1, 2015, they adopted a baby girl from Uganda.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins welcomed their daughter in August 2017 followed by another daughter on February 10, 2020.
They also had another daughter on November 15, 2021.
Thomas Rhett siblings
Thomas Rhett is the eldest of four children and as such as he has three siblings.
The three siblings are Kasey Lee Akins and Brody James Akins.