Thomas Rhett was born 30th March 1990 in Valdosta, Georgia, is an American country music singer and songwriter and his full name is Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. He has shortened his name with an appreciable intent of not being influenced by his father’s reputation as he wanted to make his own identity. He has received his talent in legacy from his father Rhett Akins who is also an American Singer and songwriter.
His parents got divorced when he was just 9 years old. He never willed to make a career in the music industry and during childhood he kind of promised his mother to never join the music industry.
He got married on October 12, 2012, with Lauren Gregory, a childhood friend of him. He started dating his wife at the age of 16. He has written a song named ‘Star of the show’ for his beloved wife.
Education: After High School, he went to Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. In college he played as a member of Tau Phi in their cowboy show and frat parties, that was when he got used to the crowd. He was studying kinesiology to become a physical therapist but later on, he changed his stream to business and then to communication. He dropped out of college at the age of 20 to make it big in the Country Music Industry.
He is a big football fan which he used to play in High School but he was not a talented player. Though he was good at playing soccer. He likes golf as well and wants to join a country club. He likes to dance as well. In childhood, he learned to play the drums. When he became old enough he used to play the drums for his father on stage. He was a part of a band named High Heeled Flip Flops during his High School.
Career: He grew up listening to various styles of music. In 2010, after dropping out from college he was approached by an executive of big machine level Group who offered him a deal to write songs for publishing purposes. He accepted the offer and began writing for the Company. At the minor age of 25, he established himself to be one of the best talents in country music. His very first album it goes like this was a big hit and it spawned five Top 40 hits and three number ones. He did a one-year long tour to support his album. He soon got a few songs out on the radio after the singing. He was famous among the country radio after the launch of his third single “it goes like this”.
His previous singles something to do with my hands and beer with Jesus came up in 2012, made top 30 on the Hot Country songs charts. He has also written some singles for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, and Florida Georgia Line. The fourth single of is album was ‘get me some of that became his second number 1 single in early 2014. His single ‘make me wanna’ released on March 7, 2015, reached the high on the country Airplay chart.
On 7th, 2015, He released a new single with title ‘Crash and Burn’ which was the lead single to his second studio album. His second album, Tangled up, was released on September 25, 2015, which also reached the highest in the country Airplay chart in September 2015. He received his first country music award for his single “Die a Happy Man’’. He has got nominated for Grammy award in 2017 for his song die a happy man in the category of best country song.
He won the Country Music Association Award in the year 2016 for his song ‘die a happy man’ in the category of ‘single of the year’. In the same year, he won male video of the year for the same song under the Country Music Association Awards and won song of the year in the academy of country music award.
Thomas Rhett Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $5.7 Million US Dollars
Thomas Rhett has acquired an estimated net worth of $5.7 million and his yearly income is $588,235. His income from endorsements and sponsorships is $130,719. He has acquired such wealth out of singing, writing and touring. He is one of the fastest raised newcomers is the country music industry.
Thomas Rhett Assets
He lives together with his family in a house in Valdosta, Georgia, United States. The house contains 10 rooms on three floors, many of which feature high-class furniture, antiques, fireplaces and surrounded by spacious verandas. His fan mail address is 1219, 16th avenue south Nashville, TN 37212-2901, USA.
He owns a Chevelle SS Car manufactured by Chevrolet. He also possesses a Pontiac LeMans Convertible.
Thomas Rhett Business
He is a singer as well as a songwriter. He also gets paid by sponsorship, ads, endorsement, featuring and much more. He earns a lot through his albums also some of the contributing albums are ‘Make Me Wanna’, ‘Get Me Some of That’, ‘It Goes Like This’, ‘Take You Home’. He got listed as the No. 1 on People with Money’s Top 10 highest paid singers of 2017 with estimated combined earnings of $96 million.
He has gained this outstanding fortune out of smart stock investments, properties, endorsement deals with Cover Girl Cosmetics. He also runs a restaurant named ‘The Fat Rhett Burger’ Chain in Washington.
He has a football team named ‘The Valdosta Angels’. Moreover, he has launched his own brand of Vodka Titled Pure Wondered-US and is taking over the juniors market with a best-selling perfume, with love from Thomas and a fashion chain called ‘Thomas Rhett Seduction’. Hence undoubtedly he has achieved great wealth that too in a short span of time.
In October, Rhett will host his first-ever Thomas Rhett & Friends charity concert. Set for Oct. 4 at the Old School in Nashville, the event will benefit 147 Million Orphans and he has recently declared that he is already started working on his third album which will be out soon.
Thomas Rhett is one of the most inspirational American Country Singers who has achieved success with his own hard work even when he had a major support of his father who was already well established in the industry. In no point of time, he has achieved a big success and today’s a big hit among the country music lovers. He has set an incredible example for the youth. Personalities like him can rarely be found. He will be in headlines to be a legend of country music in years to come.