FOX 17 Interview: Country Singer Thomas Rhett

Posted at 7:59 AM, May 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-09 10:14:57-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 9, 2014) —  For most, Thomas Rhett might seem like a newcomer to the country music scene, but you probably don’t know the man behind many popular hits for other artists. Before breaking out on his own, Rhett was a songwriter on “Round Here” for Florida Georgia Line, and other chart-toppers like “Parking Lot Party” for Lee Brice and “1994” for Jason Aldean.

Now he’s out with his own debut album, It Goes Like This, that was released in 2013. The album was two years in the making and he says his record label, The Valory Music Co., was waiting for just the right moment to release it. They found it in the first single for which the album is named. “It Goes Like This,” spent three weeks on top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart in 2013, tying the record for the most weeks spent at #1 for an artist’s first chart-topping single.

But Rhett is no stranger to Nashville. That first single was written by his dad, country artist and hit songwriter Rhett Akins.

Right now, you can catch his current single “Get Me Some Of That” on the radio or while he’s out on tour with Brantley Gilbert until May 18. Then he hits the road with Miranda Lambert in August and September and his own shows throughout the summer.

Watch the video for what he said during his tour stop in Grand Rapids on Thursday night.

(Additional credit to Consulting Producer, Chris Petras)