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7 Reasons Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Are Ultimate #RelationshipGoals

Of all the country couples, it’s hard to find two people more perfect for each other than Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins. He may be the famous one of the pair but she has garnered a loyal following of her own through an active and engaging social media presence, and the overwhelming cuteness of their little family. Here are just some of the reasons we’re obsessed with these two.

 

  1. They met in first grade. I mean seriously, could there be a cuter story?! Before the fame and fortune, they were just two kids, who fell in love and got married at the young age of 22. If that doesn’t show us that true love can stand the test of time, we have no idea what does. 

 

  1. She is definitely his muse. We all dream of being in love, and it’s clear that Thomas Rhett pulls many of his most successful hits from genuine feelings about his wife. From “Die a Happy Man” which exploded his career, to songs on his newest album, “Center Point Road”, like “Notice” and “Look What God Gave Her”, there’s no doubt that his marriage is his greatest inspiration.

 

  1. Family is everything. One look at Instagram and it’s clear that family is the center of their world. Whether it’s snapshots of their beautiful daughters Willa Gray and Ada James, or gatherings with family and close friends, this pair has no shortage of love in their inner circle.

 

  1. They aren’t afraid to let fans into their lives. It’s easy to make everything look glamorous and exciting on social media, but Lauren’s posts also show what life looks like day to day. From adorable videos on date night to random happenings around a house full of kids and dogs, we really feel like we know them as people, not just celebrities. 

 

  1. She wholeheartedly supports his career. While they always hoped Thomas Rhett’s career would take off, Lauren didn’t necessarily sign up for the bright lights and crazy life that comes with fame. But now that he’s become a star, she’s all in and it makes our hearts swoon. From agreeing to appear in the “Die a Happy Man” music video to inspiring his new song, “The Dream You Never Had”, it’s beautiful to see how supportive she is and how much that means to him.

 

  1. They do good in the world. Thomas and Lauren practice what they preach, donating their time and money to organizations around the globe that help others. 147 Million Orphans, Love One International, St. Jude, and Feeding America are just some of the charities the pair publically support. 

 

  1. They always stand up for each other. It’s hard being in the public eye, and the spotlight comes with criticism. But these two are in it for the long haul and never shy away from defending their partner. Every woman deserves a man who will put internet trolls in their place!

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Thomas Rhett Lyrics to Use as Instagram Captions

Thomas Rhett is bringing the heat this summer on the “Very Hot Summer” Tour.  Rhett is accompanied by Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and his dad Rhett Atkins, this one show you don’t want to miss. They make their stop at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on August 3rd. Get your tickets here! Can’t make it to that show? Don’t worry! They are also making a stop at Madison Square Garden in NYC on September 20th, grab your tickets here!

Thomas Rhett Lyrics

No matter where you see the show, these Thomas Rhett lyrics make the perfect Instagram caption to capture your unforgettable moment!

1. “I don’t need no vacation, no fancy destination/Baby you’re my great escape/We could stay at home, listen to the radio/Or dance around the fireplace” – Die a Happy Man

2. “Gonna drink a little beer, play a little music/And have a good time tonight”- Drink a Little Beer”

3. “Windows down, country sound, FM on the radio/Just me and you and the man on the moon/Crusin’ down some old back road”- Make Me Wanna

4. “Ain’t it funny how life changes/You wake up ain’t, nothing the same and life changes/You can’t stop it, just hop on the train and/You never know what’s gonna happen”- Life Changes

5. “Yeah it starts with a smile and it ends with an all night long slow kiss/Yeah it goes like this”- It Goes Like This

6. “From your blue jeans to your shoes/Girl, that night was just like you/Unforgettable” – Unforgettable

7.“Watch me set this night on fire/Baby, you know I love a party/Don’t threaten me with a good time”- Don’t Threaten Me

8. “Toes up in the sand/Cold one in my hand/Singing hey, let’s party like we on vacation” – Vacation

9. “And no matter how much time goes by/And no matter how much we grow up/For worse or for better, from now ‘til forever/I’ll always remember you young”- Remember You Young

10. “Aint nothing that a beer can’t fix/Ain’t no pain it can’t wash away/From the moment that it hits your lips/Makes those clouds look a little less gray”- Beer Can’t Fix

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Thomas Rhett Album Release Week in New York City

 

Thomas Rhett Album Release Week iHeart

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Thomas Rhett arrived in New York City this week to celebrate the release of his fourth studio album Center Point Road, which is available everywhere you buy or stream music today (5/31). With a many number one songs already, successful collaborations, and sold-out shows to his name, Rhett is sure to find success with his new record that perfectly embodies both nostalgia and personal moments with fun and lively summer anthems.

To promote his new LP, Rhett headed to the iHeartRadio Theatre in downtown Manhattan yesterday afternoon to meet and play for some of his lucky fans, as part of iHeart’s album release party. iHeart’s Amy Brown of the ‘Bobby Bones Show’ introduced Rhett to the stage, where an intimate amount of fans were eagerly waiting for the reigning ACM Male Artist of the Year to start his performance.

Thomas Rhett iHeart Album release

The entertainer sang songs off the new record, including his smash hit, “Look What God Gave Her,” the heartfelt “Remember You Young” “That Old Truck,” and the rowdy, “Beer Can’t Fix.” Although some songs were just released, fans in the audience jammed out and sang along to each and every song, leaving the artists awestruck and grateful. Although this was an album release party, the singer made sure to mix in some fan favorites as well, including “Marry Me” “Die A Happy Man,” “Life Changes,” and ending with, “Crash and Burn.”

In between songs, Brown interacted with the singer, asking him his inspiration for the new album, the writing process, and about his upcoming ‘Very Hot Summer Tour. Rhett shared that he knows a song is good when his daughters want to listen to it again and again, and of course, that his beautiful wife, Lauren is his muse.

Thomas Rhett Album Release Week

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Pandora Media)

Next up, New York Country Swag headed to SubCulture in SOHO to catch Pandora Music’s Sound On Special With Thomas Rhett presented by Marshalls. Fans lined up down the block, in hopes of being one of the few lucky fans to snag a coveted seat to the invite-only event. Once inside, guests were greeted with a cocktail and a Thomas Rhett lanyard, and of course, invited to take a photo in front of a backdrop, inspired by the Center Point Road album art. After a few minutes, attendees were escorted downstairs to enjoy some snacks and drinks. Once seated, guests were gifted a gift card to Marshalls, as well as, a suede official Thomas Rhett and Pandora koozie to keep.

The lights in the beautiful and intimate venue began to dim, as both SiriusXM’s The Highway radio host, Storme Warren and Thomas Rhett took the stage to talk everything Center Point Road for the broadcast that will air this weekend. Seated across from each other in comfy chairs, Warren and Rhett dived deeper into the singer’s inspiration for the new album, highlighted his favorite songs, and gave audience members a first listen of ten of the sixteen songs off the record. The duo even recounted about Rhett’s journey in the music industry, offering valuable advice to always stay true to who you are.

Although only 29, as Warren liked to say, Rhett shared “people say that 29 is too young to be nostalgic and I say bull crap,” as the singer-songwriter explained the reflective creative process that embodies the new record. He added that he likes to write music based on what he’s listening to, which inspired the opening track off the album, “Up,” a modern take on gospel music with an incredibly inspiring message. Invitees also learned that the track was written on the same day as his previous hits “Unforgettable” and “Marry Me.” Warren and Rhett went through a similar process with nine other songs- Rhett provided the audience with some context, and each track played afterward.

Both the iHeart and Pandora events were filled with highlights, but one of the most magical moments, during the interview was when Rhett spoke about the songs inspired by his wife, “Notice” and “The Dream You Never Had.” Each song was both a thank you and an apology to Lauren for always standing by him; even the times when he is in his own head or on the road. He left the audience in awe and in tears with the tracks, and his meaningful statement, “when you’re on each others’ team so much, there’s nothing that can break ya.”

Thomas Rhett Album Release Week Pandora

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Pandora Media)

At the end of the interview, Rhett was gifted with a plaque from Pandora for 3 billion spins on the streaming platform, a feat that music icons, Keith Urban and Fleetwood Mac had just recently achieved. As the night came to a close, Rhett humbly and graciously thanked everyone in the room for supporting him and his music and was escorted off stage, during a standing ovation.

Soon thereafter, attendees made their way out of the venue with a cookie and a t-shirt in hand, and excitement buzzing around, as we all eagerly awaited for the clock to strike midnight on album release day.  For more exclusive coverage of his album release events, check out his Today Show performance, as Thomas Rhett took the plaza stage this morning to further celebrate the new record.

In addition to the new album, Rhett’s “Very Hot Summer” tour just kicked off with his dad Rhett Akins, Russell Dickerson, and Dustin Lynch. Hitting thirty-nine cities across the country, there are plenty of opportunities to see this star-studded concert. New York fans will have the chance to see this tour at the legendary Madison Square Garden on September 20, 2019.

To keep up with Thomas Rhett, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Center Point Road is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Thomas Rhett Continues Album Release Week on The Today Show

Thomas Rhett Today Show

Thomas Rhett is celebrating his newest album released this week, Center Point Road, with a few huge events here in New York including a performance at the iHeartRadio Theater, media interviews, a Pandora listening party and this morning’s Today Show concert series appearance.

Carson Daly, Savannah Guthrie, and Craig Melvin introduced Rhett and all took turns sharing praises about Rhett’s new album saying, “It is already blowing up on the iTunes charts.” Prior to the album coming out, Rhett had released songs “Look What God Gave Her” and “Center Point Road,” with Kelsea Ballerini, that have already proven to be hits.

The country singer started off the morning with his hit “Look What God Gave Her” and rocked the crowd despite how early it was. Everyone was dancing and singing along to songs off his new album as well as some throwbacks including “Crash and Burn.” For exclusive clips head to our Instagram Stories.

Rhett slowed it down for another track off his album, “That Old Truck.” The song brings back the nostalgia about his first car in high school. “I fell in love in it / Made a lifetime full of memories / On a half tank of gasoline / I learned just who I wasn’t and who I was / In that old truck, mmm / In that old truck” Swaying back and forth to Rhett’s soft strum on the guitar, the fans were soaking up every minute of it.

Check out more exclusive coverage of Thomas Rhett’s New York City album release week as he hit iHeart Radio as well as Pandora, performing to an intimate crowd.

Rhett also just kicked off his “Very Hot Summer” tour with his dad Rhett Akins, Russell Dickerson, and Dustin Lynch. Hitting thirty-nine cities across the country there are plenty of opportunities to see this star-studded concert. New York fans will have the chance to see this tour at the legendary Madison Square Garden on September 20, 2019.

To keep up with Thomas Rhett, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Center Point Road is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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NYCS First Impression: Thomas Rhett ‘Center Point Road’

Thomas Rhett Center Point Road

Upon first listen, Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road may come off as a fairly standard collection of country ballads and modern party tunes. Yet, upon further listening, Center Point Road is a collection of love letters. While some are to the expected recipient, his wife Lauren, there are also declarations of love to his home town (“Center Point Road”), his first car (“That Old Truck”), his younger days (“Remember You Young”), and his favorite beverage (“Beer Can’t Fix.)

“For me, Center Point Road really symbolizes what it was like to grow up in Hendersonville [Tennessee],” said Rhett in a statement. “First dates, first football games, first heartbreak, first kisses, success, and failures. I really feel like that road shaped who I am today, and it felt fitting because the record, for the most part, is pretty nostalgic. Songs like ‘Almost,’ ‘That Old Truck’ and especially ‘Center Point Road,’ really describe who I was as a kid and teenager, and who I’ve become as an adult.”

On the 16-track collection, all co-written by Rhett, he seamlessly soars from slick pop-leaning tracks to more traditional country offerings. The album shows Rhett in two main modes: reflective and ready for a good time. There are songs for both moods, and while Rhett rarely strikes out musically, he also manages to hit quite a few home runs on his latest release.

While Rhett can release a party song with the best of them, and they are aplenty, he shines on the slower, more reflective tracks. He’s at his best when he’s singing about his love for his wife, as evidenced on “Blessed.” Rhett sings, “People say I’m lucky/ but lucky ain’t the word/ Oh I’m blessed.” There’s also “Notice,” which shows that Rhett notices the little things about the woman he loves, revealing, “You think that I don’t notice, but I do.”

In a similar vein are “Dream You Never Had” and “Almost.” On the former, Rhett sings the praises of his wife who’s living his crazy life with him. “You married the music the day that you married me,” Rhett proclaims here. “Baby I’m just the singer / And you are the songs that I sing.” On “Almost,” Rhett reflects on all of the “almosts” in his past, the things he “almost” did or didn’t do that would’ve changed the entire course of his life. This is the Thomas Rhett equivalent of Garth Brooks’ “Unanswered Prayers” and it’s truly a poignant way to end the album.

If you’re here for a good time, this album is full of songs for that as well. In fact, Rhett has single-handedly created our summer playlist with songs like “VHS,” “Sand,” and “Barefoot.” In case you were wondering, “VHS” stands for “Very Hot Summer,” and is most definitely not about those tapes that went in your VCR.

Prior to the release of Center Point Road, Rhett released a handful of tracks including his collaborations with Jon Pardi (“Beer Can’t Fix”), Little Big Town (“Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”) and Kelsea Ballerini (“Center Point Road”.) Interestingly, each of these tracks brings out a different side of the singer, as he’s a bit more country on the Pardi collab, a bit more funky with LBT, and a bit more anthemic pop-rock with Ballerini.

On Center Point Road, you can hear the superstar experimenting with different themes and sounds. The album’s opening track “Up” sets the tone as Rhett harmonizes over funky horns and unique grooves, singing along to a choir that reminds us that “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.”

For Rhett, everything is definitely going to be alright. With Center Point Road, he’s sure to continue his ascent through the ranks of the country music community. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that it’s only a matter of time before that coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy is on his mantle.

In addition to the release of the album, Thomas Rhett took New York City by storm during his album release week. With visits to iHeartRadio, Pandora and the TODAY Show, check out our exclusive coverage here.

To keep up with Rhett, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Center Point Road is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Kelsea Ballerini Joins Thomas Rhett on “Center Point Road”

Kelsea Ballerini Thomas Rhett

Photo From CMA Press

For Thomas Rhett, “Center Point Road” (released today, May 24) is a celebration of small town life. As the title track of his forthcoming album, due out May 31, the song features Kelsea Ballerini and is a nostalgic look at growing up in a Southern small town.

Written by Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Amy Wadge, and Cleve Wilson, “Center Point Road” features Rhett and Ballerini trading verses over a lush, anthemic track. Musically, it leans towards the anthemic pop-rock of the likes of the Chainsmokers or Imagine Dragons, while lyrically it’s a tried and true country tune in the vein of Kenny Chesney’s “Boys of Fall.”

The lyrics celebrate first loves, Friday night football games, and everything that makes growing up great. On the chorus, Rhett and Ballerini sing, “We wrote our own destiny/ In parking lots and empty streets/ We got high on you and me/ Jumped over cracks beneath our feet/ We thought it would never end/ Then watched it go like summer wind / When growing up was just a dream / And Friday night was everything.”

Rhett grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, while Ballerini was raised in nearby Knoxville, and that rings true on the lyrics here. “For me, Center Point Road really symbolizes what it was like to grow up in Hendersonville,” said Rhett in a statement. “First dates, first football games, first heartbreak, first kisses, success, and failures. I really feel like that road shaped who I am today, and it felt fitting because the record, for the most part, is pretty nostalgic. Songs like ‘Almost,’ ‘That Old Truck’ and especially ‘Center Point Road,’ really describe who I was as a kid and teenager, and who I’ve become as an adult.”

Center Point Road, the album, is due out next week, and in addition to this collaboration with Ballerini, it also features songs with Jon Pardi (“Beer Can’t Fix”) and Little Big Town (“Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”).

Thomas Rhett will host a special Center Point Road Experience album release event on Saturday, June 8 during CMA Fest. He’ll also hit Madison Square Garden as a part of the Very Hot Summer Tour 2019 on Friday, September 20, with Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and Rhett Akins.

To keep up with Thomas Rhett, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Center Point Road” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi Duet on “Beer Can’t Fix”

Beer Can't Fix

On paper, Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi seem to be an odd duo. Thomas Rhett is skinny jeans, Converse, and “new” country music, while Jon Pardi is a cowboy hat, Wranglers, and more traditional “old” country. Yet, on “Beer Can’t Fix,” released today (May 17), they make a perfect pair.

The track is an uptempo ode to beer, which just may be the universal love language of country music. According to the song, written by Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Zach Skelton, and Ryan Tedder, there’s absolutely nothing that “a beer can’t fix.” The song is perfect for Rhett’s live show, and it’s easy to imagine throngs of fans with their beers lifted in the air, passionately singing along. Plus, the “Ain’t nothin’ that a beer can’t fix” T-shirts practically design themselves here.

Pardi and Rhett trade verses on “Beer Can’t Fix,” declaring a cold one the simplest solution to all of life’s problems. Whether you’re stressed from work, rain on a vacation, or a lost love, beer is always there to save the day. On the chorus, they celebrate beer, singing, “Ain’t nothing that a beer can’t fix/ Ain’t no pain it can’t wash away / From the moment that it hits your lips / Makes those clouds look a little less gray / Oh, you could be lonely / Or heartbroken / Or hungover from the night before / Turn that frown into a smile real quick /There ain’t nothing that a beer can’t fix.”

“Beer Can’t Fix,” was released today in advance of Rhett’s Center Point Road, due out May 31. It marks the fifth track to be released from the album, following “Remember You Young,” “That Old Truck,” “Look What God Gave Her,” and “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time,” featuring Little Big Town.

Rhett will hit New York City’s Madison Square Garden as a part of his Very Hot Summer Tour 2019 on Friday, September 20, with supporting acts Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and Rhett Akins. Tickets are available here.

To keep up with Thomas Rhett, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Beer Can’t Fix” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Thomas Rhett Gets Sentimental on “Remember You Young”

Thomas Rhett Remember You Young

As an artist, there’s nothing Thomas Rhett can’t do. He’s made us dance with “T-Shirt” and “Craving You”, he’s made us swoon with “Die a Happy Man”, and now he’s making us cry with his newest release, “Remember You Young.” Co-written by Rhett, Jesse Frasure, and Ashley Gorley, the track is a nostalgic one, recalling the younger days of his life and of those in it.

Today (April 19), Rhett took to Twitter to share the meaning of the song to him, “This song is about the moments with loved ones solidified in my mind forever. What my eyes will see even when we’re grandparents to our babies’ babies.”

Leading up to the release of “Remember You Young,” Rhett has been teasing the track on social media, posting old photos, adorable videos of his children, and snippets of the song’s poignant lyrics. There’s the shout out to his childhood friends who are all grown up, straight-laced and married now and the recollection of closing down college bars with his college sweetheart turned wife, Lauren Akins. However, it’s the verse dedicated to his children that’s sure to choke you up.

“And hey, babies, crawling on the carpet / No, you won’t be that little for long / One day, you’ll move away, but you’re still gonna stay / This innocent after you’re gone/ ‘Cause no matter how much time goes by/ And no matter how much we grow up/ For worse or for better, from now ’til forever / I’ll always remember you young.”

Based on that verse alone, the song is sure to be played at weddings for years to come. This song should do for Rhett what “Die a Happy Man” did back in 2015, and further propel him into country superstardom. While Rhett shines on all types of tracks, it’s on the heartfelt and meaningful ballads that he’s at his best, and “Remember You Young” is no exception. The song will appear on Rhett’s forthcoming Center Point Road album, due out May 31.

Thomas Rhett will bring his Very Hot Summer Tour 2019 to Madison Square Garden on Friday, September 20, with supporting acts Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and his father, Rhett Akins. Tickets are available here.

To keep up with Thomas Rhett, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Remember You Young” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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