cbssports.com — Country music star Thomas Rhett will perform at halftime of the Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Chargers and Cowboys on Nov. 23, the Cowboys announced on Tuesday.
“Watching the Cowboys game is such a tradition on Thanksgiving Day,” Rhett said via the team’s official website. “It’s all about being together with family and friends, but this year is going to be a little different for us. I’m pumped that we get to pack up the whole family to go to Dallas for the halftime show … it’s going to be blast and helping do it for a good cause makes it even better.”
As you might expect, the Cowboys are just as excited to welcome Rhett.
“Thomas Rhett is not only a chart-topping country artist, but also a musician whose commitment and passion for philanthropy makes him a great fit to join the Fight for Good and kickoff the Red Kettle Campaign,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, the Cowboys’ executive vice president and chief brand officer who is also the former national advisory chairperson for The Salvation Army. “Every year, The Salvation Army makes a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. We want everyone to know that their donations truly make an impact.”
Rhett’s performance kicks off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, where donations help provide shelter and food for those in need, as well as Christmas toys for millions of children.
“We are thankful for our partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, whose organization has continually provided us with incredible awareness during our most critical fundraising season,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “We celebrate their ongoing support, and what is sure to be a memorable kickoff performance.”
Thomas performed for fans in London, England on November 10th during the first stop in Europe of his Home Team Tour. You can view photos in the gallery from the concert now.
Thomas was joined by his beautiful wife Lauren (seriously how gorgeous did she look?!) as they attended the 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, TN on November 8th. Thomas performed his current single “Unforgettable” in addition to being nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year which he sadly did not win.
You can check out all sorts of photos from the event in the gallery now.
Thomas alongside his wife Lauren attended the 65th Annual BMI Country Awards on November 7th. You can find photos from the event in the gallery now.
Following “Star of the Show” and “Craving You,” “Unforgettable” has become Thomas Rhett’s third No. 1 single of 2017, as it ascended to the top of both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts this week
The tune marched to No. 1 after just 14 weeks on the charts, making it TR’s fastest rising single. It also marks TR’s ninth career No. 1 single.
“This is a really cool way to kick off CMA week,” said Thomas Rhett. “It’s always a good week because everyone is in town, we all get to see each other, hangout backstage at the show, but to also find out ‘Unforgettable’ is No. one is awesome.”
Thomas Rhett, who is nominated for three CMA Awards, recently announced his headlining Life Changes Tour, which will kick off in 2018.
billboard.com — Thomas Rhett is currently on the road through Nov. 29 for his Home Team Tour — his first headlining tour — but announced today (Oct. 30) that he will also bring his fans live shows in 2018. Beginning April 5 in Tulsa, Okla., Rhett will be on his Life Changes Tour 2018 through Oct. 27.
Rhett is bringing Brett Young, Russell Dickerson, Jillian Jacqueline and Carly Pearce at various points on the road with him as supporting acts throughout the tour. Life Changes, Rhett’s latest album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the first country LP to top the chart in 2017.
“Headlining for the first time has been pretty unreal,” Rhett says in a press release. “It’s wild to me that next year we will be launching our second year of headline shows and are bringing out some of my favorite artists in music right now. I think the fans have come to expect that we’re going to be on our feet and having the time of our lives every single night.”
Rhett had a pretty busy 2017, with his first headlining tour, the official adoption of his two-year-old daughter, Willa Gray, and the birth of his daughter, Ada James, and he is showing no signs of slowing down in 2018.
Tickets for Life Changes Tour 2018 will first go on sale this Friday (Nov. 3) at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster. Pre-sale begins Tuesday (Oct. 31) at 10 a.m. local time via Citi’s Private Pass program. For more information, click here.
Danielle Bradbery’s I Don’t Believe We’ve Met boasts a myriad of truly personal songs and “What Are We Doing,” co-penned with Thomas Rhett, is just one example of this authenticity.
The track, co-written by Bradbery, Emily Weisband, Sam Ellis and Rhett while on the Suits and Boots Tour, tells the personal story of a roller coaster relationship, one where the guy is loving his girlfriend one minute — and the next, he’s offering mixed emotions, leading to pain and confusion.
“I personally can relate,” she says with a laugh while explaining the story behind the song. “It’s really cool and it’s real, people go through it. I’ve had my best friends go through it and I did. So it was really cool to write.”
And writing it with Rhett was particularly special. Offering nothing but praise for the country superstar, Bradbery cites Rhett as an older brother figure, one she always enjoys working with and whose bold writing style is one she hopes to emulate.
“He is an amazing songwriter,” she says, saying he brings many quality ideas to the table. “We just had so much fun writing it, which makes it so genuine.”
“What Are We Doing” also finds the young singer stepping out of her comfort zone sound-wise, embodying a bit of an R&B vibe. Rhett made a similar impression on his latest album Life Changes with the EDM-influnced “Leave Right Now,” with Bradbery commenting that she identifies with Rhett’s appreciation for all types of music. “Being in the room with him and just being around him I learn a lot, because he is very ‘this is what I want with my music, this is what I like so that’s what I’m going to do’ and you see it in him,” she praises. “He’s a great person and then he’s just a great artist and entertainer, so I give a lot of credit to him. He’s awesome.”
Thomas Rhett won his first CMA Awards trophy in 2016, beating out Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton and Eric Church to take home Single of the Year, for “Die a Happy Man.” The “Unforgettable” singer, who is nominated in three categories at the 2017 CMA Awards, says his anxiety about the annual event starts long before the actual awards ceremony begins.
“It’s nerve-wracking. It’s really nerve-wracking watching those nominations,” Rhett shared with The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. “And then, when you actually do get nominated, then all you do is sit there, and you’re like, ‘I’m in the category with him, that means I’m automatically going to lose that award’ … And there are just so many talented people in our genre.”
Still, Rhett says whether he adds another trophy to his shelf after the upcoming CMA Awards or not, he’s definitely already a winner.
“Those awards shows are so fun,” he adds. “And when you do win them, they’re great. But honestly, just to be nominated in those categories is very special as well.”
In addition to his 2017 CMA Awards nominations, Rhett also recently earned an American Music Awards nomination for Favorite Male Artist — Country. He shares the category with Keith Urban and Sam Hunt.
The 2017 CMA Awards are scheduled to air on ABC on Nov. 8, at 8PM ET; the ceremony will take place live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the ceremony for the 10th year in a row.
ABC has announced the first wave artists set to perform at the 2017 CMA Awards.
Announced Wednesday morning, Country Music’s Biggest Night is already shaping up to be star-studded with performances from Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.
16-time CMA Award winner and 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson will also take the stage during the show for his 24th CMA Awards performance since debuting in 1990 with “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” Garth Brooks, reigning Entertainer of the Year and most awarded artist in history, is also set to perform and has earned his 12th nomination for Entertainer of the Year.
With five nominations this year, including her 11th nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert tops the list of nominees. Meanwhile, newcomer Jon Pardi secured two nominations for New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for his song “Dirt On My Boots.” Thomas Rhett raked in first-time nominations for Musical Event of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year.
Kenny Chesney is headed out on tour again — and it’s looking like it will be one of his biggest yet!
“The Big Revival” singer announced his 2018 Trip Around the Sun tour on Wednesday with a series of tweets showcasing every major stadium he’ll play at. Fans are abuzz over the new tour since he’ll be teaming up with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay on-stage.
“To say I miss the stage would be an understatement, but not just the stage, I miss the energy, the passion, the spirit of No Shoes Nation… and everything you bring to the shows and my life,” Kenny says in the concert announcement video.
Thomas, who won CMA Male Vocalist of the Year in 2017, shared his excitement about the tour on Twitter, as well.
The tour begins on April 21 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and concludes on August 24 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
The tour spans most of North America hitting almost every state from coast to coast.