The son of singer/songwriter Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett was born into the country music family. Although he began his career as a songwriter, transforming himself into a pop-country superstar, it wasn’t until college that TR decided he wanted to pursue music. After dropping out at the age of 20, TR received his first publishing deal that lead him to write songs like “Parking Lot Party” for Lee Brice, “1994” for Jason Aldean and “Round Here” for Florida Georgia Line. TR went on to release his debut single, “Something to Do With My Hands” in 2012. After two moderately successful releases, he hit the top of the charts with “It Goes Like This,” which lead to a string of No.1 hits, including “Get Me Some of That” and “Make Me Wanna.” The Georgia native hasn’t looked back since, releasing two more studio albums, “Tangled”—which contained his biggest hit to date, “Die A Happy Man,” —and 2017’s “Life Changes.” TR married his wife Lauren Akins, whom he’s known since first grade, in 2012. They went on to adopt their daughter Willa Gray in May 2017, then welcomed daughter Ada James in August 2017.
- Full Name: Thomas Rhett Akins Jr.
- Hometown: Valdosta, Georgia
- Birthdate: March 30, 1990
- Top Selling Songs:“Die A Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn,” “It Goes Like This”