Thomas Rhett insisted on including his legendary father, Rhett Akins, on the ‘Very Hot Summer’ tour lineup. As the crew gears up to kick off the run of shows tomorrow (May 17) in Spokane, Washington Thomas shared his continued excitement.
“I’m just glad to have him out there. I think there’s a lot of people that are gonna come to the concert to see my dad, like a bunch of people that loved him in the 90s. They’re gonna get to come to the show to get to watch some of the 90s influence and get to, honestly, to be blown away by how many hits he’s written in this genre.” Shared Thomas in a press statement. “And going from him to Russell Dickerson is going to be such a wild turn of events, and then to Dustin Lynch, and then to us. But I think it’s going to be a pretty well-rounded tour and I think people are going to walk away with a lot of different kind of vibes from the show.”
Thomas Rhett's dad had his greatest success as an artist during country music's glory days of the 1990s, but he's gone on to be one of the most successful and prolific songwriters in contemporary country music.
Take a walk down memory lane. Here are just a few of the country songs that were penned by Rhett.
1. That Ain’t My Truck - Rhett Akins
2. Put A Girl In It – Brooks & Dunn
3. Gimmie That Girl – Joe Nichols
4. All About Tonight – Blake Shelton
5. The Shape Im In – Joe Nichols.
6. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
7. Bait A Hook – Justin Moore
8. This Ole Boy – Craig Morgan
9. Kick It in The Sticks – Brantley Gilbert
10. Boys Round Here – Blake Shelton
11. Suntan City – Luke Bryan
12. When She Says Baby – Luke Bryan
13. Dirt On My Boots – John Pardi
In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Thomas shared that he is really proud of his album and can't wait to share it with fans on the road, but has a focused goal for this year and he is taking it seriously.
“I want to live simpler this year. More minimalistic,” shared Thomas. “Just in every facet of life. Whether that’s the way that me and my family spend time together to us just sitting at the house and really enjoying each other’s company. I feel like last year was so busy that we didn’t really spend a lot of time just to sit with each other. So, this year it’s all about simplicity to me.”
Thomas finding ways to include family is always a focus. See their "family traditions," come alive by catching TR on the road. Details around his 'Very Hot Summer Tour' can be found HERE. Now, thats simple.
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