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Stagecoach Behind the Artist: Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett, who is arguably one of the most talented guys in country music, will be taking the stage on Sunday, April 30th at Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

Rhett, 27, was no stranger to country music growing up. His father is singer/songwriter Rhett Akins, who has written ballads for artists like Blake Shelton, Josh Turner and Thomas’ 2016 tour mate Jason Aldean.

Related: Monday Music Makeover: Thomas Rhett Covers Rhett Akins “That Ain’t My Truck”

In Jr. High, Rhett learned how to play drums and he eventually ended up playing in his dad’s band throughout his years in high school. Rhett’s love for music grew throughout the years and as a result, he failed to keep his promise to his mom and dropped out of college when he was 20 to pursue a career in music.

The Nashville native was signed by Big Machine Label Group and co-wrote his first song “I Ain’t Ready to Quit” with Aldean. He then released his own album, It Goes Like This, in 2013 which featured his very first #1 single also called, “It Goes Like This.”

After notching two more #1 hits from that album, Rhett released his sophomore album, Tangled Up in 2015. The album reached #1 on the Country Airplay charts with a lot of help from Rhett’s biggest hit to date “Die A Happy Man.”

The song was written for his wife Lauren Gregory, whom he has known since first grade. The song has taken home plenty of awards including ACM “Single Record of the Year” and CMA “Single of the Year.”

Rhett’s latest tune “Craving You” will feature a fellow Stagecoach artist, Maren Morris. Morris is set to perform on Saturday, April 29th, but we’re hoping she sticks around an extra day to perform this addictive duet.

There’s no denying Rhett is on his way to becoming a household name, if he isn’t already. For those who have yet to see him perform live, you’ll be in for a real treat when he hits the stage Sunday night in Indio.

Not to mention, this will be his last Stagecoach before he becomes a dad! Congrats, Thomas!

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