|Real Name:||Thomas Rhett Akins Jr.|
|Birthday:||March 30, 1990|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Occupation:||American Country Music Singer, Songwriter.|
Thomas Rhett is a Grammy-nominated country music singer and songwriter. He is the son of Rhett Atkins, another popular singer. So far, Thomas released four studio albums. The last two earned Grammy-nomination.
With fifteen singles reaching the Number 1 position on Country Airplay charts, Thomas earns a lot of money through music. Thomas Rhett fortune as of May 2020 is over $5 million. Besides his own music, Thomas also writes singles for other musicians. Some of his clients include Michael Ra, Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, LoCash, and more.
Career Ups and Downs
Thomas’s father was also a country star. So, the young singer grew up surrounded by famous country musicians. His father’s friends include Brooks and Dun, Tim McGraw, and more. Thomas befriended some of them as well. When he was in middle school, Thomas took up drums. Sometimes, he even played with his father’s band.
Thomas spent most of his youth around music. It is fair to say, sometimes, he was in a dilemma whether he wanted to be a musician or not. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Lipscomb University in Nashville and studied communications. During his college years, he switched his degree a couple of times. In the end, he knew a traditional career is not for him.
So, at the age of 20 years, Thomas decided to pursue a career in music. Because his father was a successful musician, starting a career in the music world was not hard. Thomas had talent and spent much of his young years playing in his father’s band. But when he wanted to start a career, he decided to build his own career.
After dropping out of college, Thomas wrote songs for other artists. He co-wrote I Ain’t Ready to Quit for Jason Aldean. This helped him land a recording contract with Big Machine Records in 2011. In the following years, he wrote or co-wrote the singles 1994 by Jason Aldean, Parking Lot Party by Lee Brice, and Round Here by Florida Georgia Line.
In 2012, Thomas decided it was time for his own song. He released his debut single Something to Do with My Hands. By the end of the year, he also released Beer with Jesus. Both songs made the Top 30 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The third single, It Goes Like This, topped the Country Airplay chart and peaked at Number 2 on Hot Country Songs.
By the end of 2013, Thomas released his debut album, It Goes Like This. The fourth single, Get Me Some of That, topped the charts was his second Number 1 song.
On April 7, 2015, he released the new single Crash and Burn. This single was the lead single for his second studio album Tangled Up. He released the album on September 25, 2015. The album reached Number one at the Country Airplay Chart. The second single, Die a Happy Man, reached number one and stayed there for eight weeks.
In 2017, Thomas released his third studio album Life Changes. Three of the singles topped the charts. Those are Craving You featuring Maren Morris, Unforgettable, and Marry Me.
In March 2019, Rhett released the lead single for his fourth album. Titled Look What God Gave Her, the song topped the charts again. He promoted his new album Center Point Road on Saturday Night Live, performing a few songs.
Thomas Rhett’s wealth is over $5 million. And he is still young for a country star. More than 10 of his singles topped the country charts. He is popular among young listeners. This helped him land a few brand endorsement and sponsorship deals.
And for a country star, he gains a lot of attention on social media. He has millions of followers and likes on his accounts.
In 2018, he earned $250,000 per night on the road. With nominations and awards in the past year, his earnings will go up. We can expect that number to grow exponentially.
Awards and Achievements
Thomas released four albums by now. Those are It Goes Like This, Tangled Up, Life Changes, and Center Point Road. The last two earned Grammy nomination for Best Country Album in 2017 and 2019.
So far, he reached the Number 1 position on the Country Airplay charts with 15 singles. Some of them include It Goes Like This, Get Me Some of That, Crash and Burn, Die a Happy Man, Star of the Show, Craving You, Marry Me, Life Changes, Remember You Young, and more.
In 2019, he won the coveted best male artist statue at the ACM Awards.
Listen to his songs and you will know the story of his life. The young artist pours his soul into his singles. For example, his single Life Changes is the perfect summary of how his life changed in a short time.
He got married to Lauren Akin on October 12, 2012. The couple adopted a baby girl from Uganda in 2017. They also have two daughters. Thomas mentions his wife and daughters in some songs. They also appear in his music videos.
His daughters and wife appeared in Life Changes and Look What God Gave Her.