Thomas Rhett Says He’s “Trying to Give Fans Something They’ve Never Seen” on Upcoming Tour

Thomas Rhett Says He’s “Trying to Give Fans Something They’ve Never Seen” on Upcoming Tour

Thomas Rhett is about to heat things up with his Very Hot Summer Tour, which kicks of on May 17 in Spokane, Wash. The 39-date tour features support from Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and TR’s father, Rhett Akins.

With three studio albums under his belt—and his fourth, Center Point Road, dropping on May 31—TR has a trove of a dozen No. 1 hits that fans expect to hear at his concerts, including “It Goes Like This,” “Get Me Some of That,” “Make Me Wanna,” “Crash and Burn,” “Life Changes,” “Sixteen” and more.

As TR told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, trying to fit all those hits into one show is a good problem to have.

“Every year we’ve been on tour, me and my drummer have had this long-standing joke about needing one more hit to [finish the show],” says Thomas Rhett to Kix. “Now it’s like we have to pull one hit and that’s an interesting spot to be in. I remember watching Jason Aldean and Luke [Bryan] and asking, ‘How do y’all put all these hits in your show?’ And, they’re like, ‘We don’t put them all in there.’ So this year we’re just trying to figure out different renditions of songs, taking old hits that we have and making them a little bit fresher and newer and really just trying to give the fans something they’ve never seen from us.”

Very Hot Summer Tour

  • May 17 | Spokane, WA**
  • May 18 | Tacoma, WA**
  • May 25 | Orange Beach, AL
  • May 26 | Orange Beach, AL
  • June 13 | Virginia Beach, VA
  • June 14 | Charlotte, NC
  • June 15 | Bristow, VA
  • June 20 | Detroit, MI
  • June 21 | Indianapolis, IN
  • June 28 | Dallas, TX
  • June 29 | Houston, TX
  • July 11 | Toronto, ON
  • July 12 | Pittsburgh, PA
  • July 19 | Darien Center, NY
  • July 20 | Hershey, PA
  • Aug. 1 | Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug. 2 | Boston, MA
  • Aug. 3 | Holmdel, NJ
  • Aug. 8 | Raleigh, NC
  • Aug. 9 | Cincinnati, OH
  • Aug. 10 | Atlanta, GA
  • Aug. 15 | Rogers, AR
  • Aug. 16 | Southaven, MS
  • Aug. 17 | Birmingham, AL
  • Sept. 5 | Sioux Falls, SD
  • Sept. 6 |Des Moines, IA
  • Sept. 7 | St. Paul, MN
  • Sept. 12 | Kansas City, MO
  • Sept. 13 | St. Louis, MO
  • Sept. 14 | Chicago, IL
  • Sept. 19 | Bridgeport, CT
  • Sept. 20 | New York, NY
  • Sept. 21| Albany, NY
  • Oct. 3 | Greenville, SC
  • Oct. 4 | Jacksonville, TN
  • Oct. 5 | Orlando, FL
  • Oct. 10 | Knoxville, TN
  • Oct. 11 | Louisville, KY
  • Oct. 12 | Nashville, TN

**Shows without Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson