Tag Archives: Rhett Akins

2021 Volunteer Jam Adds Country Music Icon Travis Tritt to All-Star Line-Up

2021 Volunteer Jam Adds Country Music Icon Travis Tritt to All-Star Line-Up

This year’s annual Volunteer Jam concert has become an all-star tribute to Charlie Daniels after his passing last year. Volunteer Jam – A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels was scheduled to happen in Nashville earlier this year, but due to quarantine and COVID related situations it was moved to August 18th. That move has now…MORE

Thomas Rhett Releases “Things Dads Do” Just In Time For Father’s Day

Thomas Rhett Releases “Things Dads Do” Just In Time For Father’s Day

Thomas Rhett has released the ultimate “dad” song just days before Father’s Day. “Things Dads Do” is written by Thomas, his dad Rhett Akins, along with Chase McGill and Matt Dragstrem. Talking about the new song, Thomas says “We all have those moments as adults when we recognize ourselves doing things that our parents did…MORE

Thomas Rhett & Rhett Akins Debut a Song For Dads

Thomas Rhett & Rhett Akins Debut a Song For Dads

During an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry this past weekend Thomas Rhett debuted a new song that he and his dad, Rhett Akins, are going to be releasing this Wednesday – just in time for Father’s Day this upcoming Sunday. Thomas posted, “Announced from the Grand Ole Opry stage tonight with my dad that…MORE

Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” is a Number-1 Country Song

Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” is a Number-1 Country Song

Thomas Rhett is at the top of the country music airplay chart this week with the 17th number-1 song of his career. The journey to the top for “What’s Your Country Song” started in a Dallas hotel room…Thomas shares the story, “So, I wrote this song in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas.  Some songwriter buddies…MORE

Thomas Rhett Still Feels Like a Freshman Even After a Decade of Success

Thomas Rhett Still Feels Like a Freshman Even After a Decade of Success

Do you know who Thomas Rhett is? Do you know that his new track “What’s Your Country Song”, that was just released, jumped onto the country music airplay charts with the highest charting debut of his career? Do you that song was created from a simple idea Thomas had in a hotel room in Dallas?…MORE

Rhett Akins & Wife Sonya Welcome Baby Boy

Rhett Akins & Wife Sonya Welcome Baby Boy

Rhett Akins and wife Sonya welcomed a baby boy—Brody James Akins—to their family on March 13. Sonya shared the news via Instagram, saying: “Friday the 13th is a pretty magical day. Our little angel arrived at 7:49 p.m. weighing 7.2lbs and 19 inches. He is perfect in every way!!!! Welcome Brody James Akins.” Rhett and…MORE

Rhett Akins Wins Inaugural ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award

Rhett Akins Wins Inaugural ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award

The Academy of Country Music announce the addition of seven new ACM Decade Awards: Song of the Decade, Album of the Decade, Artist-Songwriter of the Decade, Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade, Songwriter of the Decade and Music Event of the Decade. The ACM Songwriter of the Decade has been awarded to…MORE

Watch Luke Bryan Dance a Jig as Rhett Akins Busks on the Streets of Cleveland

Watch Luke Bryan Dance a Jig as Rhett Akins Busks on the Streets of Cleveland

Luke Bryan was in Cleveland on Saturday (July 15) for his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour, but before he took the stage at Progressive Field for the show, he hit the streets with the Peach Pickers (songwriters Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip). In an Instagram video posted by Ben, Rhett (who…MORE

Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins Raise Money for Hometown Cause

Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins Raise Money for Hometown Cause

How can you not love the Akins boys—Rhett and son Thomas Rhett? If their true-blue country tunes about life, love and rural living don’t get you, their commitment to family sure should. And it’s that commitment that took them to their Valdosta, Ga., hometown in the middle of CMA Music Festival to raise money for…MORE

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter