Thomas Rhett – The Man Behind The Guitar
Thomas Rhett, 21, hails from Valdosta, GA where music became a part of his life from the very beginning. Having grown up in a musical family watching his father Rhett Akins have hit after hit, he began playing the guitar and writing songs in high school where he and some friends started a band.
While still a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Thomas Rhett signed his first publishing deal with EMI in 2010 and shortly thereafter landed his first cut on Jason Aldean’s platinum album, “My Kinda Party”, with his song “I Ain’t Ready To Quit”. A year later, he signed his first record deal with Scott Borchetta and Big Machine Label Group.
He has recently opened up for artists such as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blake Shelton, Pat Green, David Nail, and The Dirt Drifters and is currently working on his debut album for the Big Machine Label Group.
Thomas Rhett is driven by his faith, his passion for music, and the support of his family and friends. “Everything that I want to accomplish in the music business will be pointed towards God and what He wants for me. I have no idea what will happen tomorrow, next week, or next year, but I have complete faith that wherever it may be will be the right spot. This is such an exciting time in my life, and I can’t wait to see what happens.”
Catch Thomas Rhett performing live in Lawton on December 17, 2011 during the Taste of Country Christmas Tour!