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Interview: Thomas Talks with Taylor Magazine

Interview: Thomas Talks with Taylor Magazine

One of the biggest names in country music at the moment, Thomas Rhett is everything: husband, father, country music award-winner and headliner at massive stadiums and arenas around the world. He landed his first No.1 single in 2013 and ever since then, he’s been responsible for the most upbeat, exciting and heartstring-pulling songs for fans to listen to, and fall in love with. Over the years since he first came onto the country music scene, he’s had over eight chart-topping singles, and most recently he’s released his new album, Life Changes.

His newest album captures a whirlwind period of his life, with many new and exciting things happening for him and his family. The album was recorded while Thomas and his wife, Lauren, were in the middle of adopting their daughter Willa Gray from Uganda, and also awaiting the birth of their second child, Ada James. Thomas Rhett’s songwriting skills and soulful vocals showcase a true artist who’s willing to shine a light on his own personal milestones and mistakes through life. We’re big fans of Thomas Rhett’s music and wanted to learn more about his song-writing process, how he handles being on the road and what his proudest career moment is.

Taylor Magazine: To begin with, tell us a little bit about how you got started with music.

Thomas Rhett: Well, I grew up with a dad that sang country music so music has always been a passion and first love of mine since a young age. I’ve always been in bands – I was in a rock band in sixth grade and I did all sorts of bands through high school and college. My dad is a full-time songwriter so I got the opportunity to co-write with him and a bunch of great songwriters so I eventually learnt the craft of doing that. Midway through college, I decided that I didn’t want to do school anymore and instead, I pursued songwriting – I knew I wanted to be a writer forever and as I got going with it, I started going on the road and got addicted to the show life. Looking back, I can’t imagine doing anything different.

Taylor Magazine: When you were younger did you have anything else in mind, in case songwriting didn’t work out?

Thomas Rhett: I don’t remember – I only went to college because all of my friends did. While I was there, I was just searching for a passion studying things like business or communication. Music was all that I had, and paired with a bit of good timing and luck, I started to write songs and that was that!

Taylor Magazine: How old were you when you realised you were going to pursue music and how long did it take from there until you felt like you were on the right path?

Thomas Rhett: I think I was 19 when I first realised I was doing well and then at age 21, I signed a record deal. I don’t really know what my definition of ‘making it’ is, but I think we’re doing ok for ourselves now! I would say after the song ‘Die A Happy Man’, it definitely felt like we were on a path upwards.

Taylor Magazine: What was the most memorable concert you went to where you remember being inspired by the artist?

Thomas Rhett: My dad definitely had a lot to do with my inspiration, but my first concert was The Rolling Stones. To this day, they’re still my favourite band. I think Mick Jagger has had a lot of influence in the way that I move around stage. This is also such a random concert that I got inspired by because I was around seven years old, but it was this band called The Darkness. They were in Nashville and at that time, they were my favourite band (I was such a rock n’ roll kid) and I remember being really inspired by them.

Taylor Magazine: Talk to us a bit about your songwriting process – how do you deal with writer’s block if you ever get it?

Thomas Rhett: I get it… a lot! I’m a big fan of co-writing. I’ve written a few songs by myself, but I don’t trust myself to finish one all the way through. I like validation, which is why I co-write so much because if my brain isn’t fully on then hopefully the other person’s is! If I don’t have an idea, hopefully someone else does. That’s why co-writing is so special – you can sit and hang out for an hour and suddenly someone will say something that becomes the title, or at least the idea.

Taylor Magazine: When you sit down to write a song, where do you draw your inspiration from?

Thomas Rhett: It used to be from watching fans, meeting people and experiencing new cities and towns or I would just refer back to high school. Love in general – I’ve been married for five years – so I try to write about what I know about or what I have experienced myself in the past.

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Thomas Rhett Can’t Wait to Teach Daughter Willa Gray All About Thanksgiving

tasteofcountry.com — Thomas Rhett is gearing up to celebrate his first Thanksgiving with his two daughters, both of whom came home in 2017. While both Willa Gray, 2, and Ada James, 3 months, are too young to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving, Rhett says he’s looking forward to teaching them.

 

“You know, Willa’s a little bit too young to understand a lot of things,” Rhett says via his label, Big Machine Label Group, “So, I think once she gets to the age where she starts to ask questions like, ‘Where am I legitimately from? What kind of holidays do they celebrate in Uganda?’ I would love to start incorporating a ton of her culture into our lifestyle because we’re celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas and Fourth of July. And when she starts asking those questions, I would love for her to start knowing and learning about her culture as well.”

In addition to enjoying Thanksgiving with his new family of four, Rhett has been picked to perform during the halftime show for the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Los Angeles Chargers Thanksgiving game, which kicks off the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

“Watching the Cowboys game is such a tradition on Thanksgiving Day,” Rhett says in a press release. “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.”

Tune into CBS on Nov. 23 to watch Rhett perform.

Thomas Rhett says CMA Awards Are “Nerve-Wracking”

Thomas Rhett says CMA Awards Are “Nerve-Wracking”

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.

Source: theboot.com

Thomas Rhett Says “Craving You” Video Inspired Him to Push Himself

theboot.com — Thomas Rhett didn’t hold anything back with the music video for “Craving You,” his duet with Maren Morris. The movie trailer-like video was inspired by Rhett’s desire to show his fans a new, even-more-creative side of himself as an artist.

“It would be unfortunate to make a video like that and then go make something average for the next few,” Rhett shared with The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. “But, I think, with these songs, it’s really all about finding the right idea and then figuring out how to execute it. [With] “Craving You,” I’ve had that idea for a long time, of just wanting to make somewhat of an action-packed movie trailer of a music video — not that it really even related to the song “Craving You” at all. It was just fun to make, and I thought it was a cool visual, that my fans had never really seen me in that environment before.”

“Craving You” was the first single from Rhett’s Life Changes album. With his second single from the record, “Unforgettable,” rapidly climbing the charts, the artist hints that the “Craving You” video is going to inspire his future videos as well.

“I think these next videos off this record, I definitely want to continue to try to push myself, as far as making videos that may take longer or require somewhat of a script, or require me writing some of the story,” shares Rhett. “I’ve been very involved with my videos over the last three or four, and it’s nice to get in there and do something fresh and something that none of my fans have ever really seen before.”

“Craving You,” which was directed by TK McKamy, is nominated for Music Video of the Year at the 2017 a CMA Awards.

Country Singer Thomas Rhett Chats to AD About His New Pop-up Store (and New House!)

architecturaldigest.com — To fashion aficionados, the name Thomas Rhett might not ring a bell. But to millions of country fans, it’s a common one: The 27-year-old singer-songwriter has released three albums in the past four years (including his latest, Life Changes); written songs for the likes of Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line; and has had eight songs reach the number one position on the country airplay charts. On top of his own success, Thomas Rhett Akins Jr., who professionally goes by Thomas Rhett, is also the son of country singer-songwriter Rhett Akins.

But Rhett’s other, perhaps lesser-known, interest lies within fashion, which led him to create a pop-up store that opened at the end of last month at the Seventh Letter in Los Angeles. A selection of Home Team–branded clothing, accessories and custom art are available for purchase, including four thrift-store denim jackets that have been highly customized by Rhett’s stylist, Kemal Harris, who also works as a stylist for Netflix’s House of Cards. Rhett’s line, Daniel Patrick X Thomas Rhett, includes three limited-edition styles for men and women, including an anorak track pullover for $475, shorts for $275, and a hat for $60.

The “Die a Happy Man” singer, and recent father of two, talked to AD about everything from his Bieber inspiration to a freshly drawn-up set of new house plans.

Architectural Digest: What inspired you to create a pop-up shop in Los Angeles?

Thomas Rhett: I’ve watched other artists do it, but no one in our genre has done this. It’s been fun for me to create items that we would never sell on the road. It’s a combination of Thomas Rhett merchandise; my style more than just merchandising a face concert T-shirt, which sometimes could be an epic failure. I’ve never really done this on my tour before, sold pieces that are a little bit more fashion forward. People like Justin Bieber and Drake do these pop-ups, and that seems like something I would really like to go to as a fan of theirs. To have people around the store, waiting to come in, I’m excited to see what they gravitate toward.

AD: You collaborated with L.A. designer Daniel Patrick, whose clothes you’ve worn before. Are there any other designers featured at this pop-up?

TR: Most designers I’ve reached out to are like, ‘Who is this country singer wanting to get my new spring collection?’ Every time I’ve talked to Daniel and his wife, I’ll text him to be like, ‘Those new acid-wash sweatpants are sick, can you send me a pair?’ At first he was like, ‘I didn’t think people in country wanted to wear my stuff.’ But I wanted to get it out there. People are coming to my concerts wearing skinny jeans and Vans, it’s not just cowboy hats. I want to change the cliché of what the world views as country music style and kind of get the word out that we do have style and we love working with different designers. MadeWorn is also a brand that my wife wears religiously. The designer, Blaine Halvorson, only did 25 shirts. We also worked with a New Era low-profile snapback. It was my first-ever collaboration with designers, but I hope to do a lot more.

AD: For this Fairfax location, what design aesthetic were you going for?

TR: Very much streetwear. That’s what I wear in my daily life. I’m a shredded-jeans person, a destroyed-T-shirt person, but I will wear a striped tracksuit, too. My style is all over the place and I love being able to explore that in the space of combining merch and things I would actually wear. No yoga pants and no onesies, though. But I probably should have done a baby line in here. My next pop-up is going to be only for babies.

AD: Your family went from two—you and your wife, Lauren—to four, with your adopted baby and your newborn. How’s your home looking?

TR: It’s everything that my wife picks out. I don’t really get a say, but it’s very neutral-tone, whites and grays, and a lot of rustic furniture. Beat-up wooden tables, very Restoration Hardware if you will.

AD: Are you adding any room additions? Has your aesthetic changed?

TR: In terms of our house, we are outgrowing it very fast. It’s 3,000 square feet. When we bought it, it was 1,000 square feet so we added 2,000 square feet four years ago. We are in the process of building a new home, actually. My wife wants, like, five kids, so we are going to have to build a gigantic house. We just got our plans back. It’s like 10 minutes away from our old place in Nashville, but the new house is going to be very Southern-influenced. In the front, it is going to look like a one-story home, but it’s on a slope, so when you go to the back it’s going to be a three-story home. We’re putting a studio in the house and a gym with a punching bag, which is something I’ve always wanted.

AD: New album! New house! Does that mean new furniture, too?

TR: I’m sure we will take certain pieces. Every Christmas my granddad picks a grandchild and makes a wood piece. He built my and Lauren’s wooden kitchen table, and that’s a piece we will have for forever. It’s mahogany, and it has tears at the end if you want to make it longer. He carved his name into the table and I think he carved how many man-hours it took him, which was a ton, and the date he delivered it to us. It’s probably the most cherished piece of furniture we have in our house.

AD: You mentioned seeking out more collaborations, could that extend to a home line?

TR: I mean why not? This is the first step in anything design I’ve ever been a part of and it’s something that I’ve been sketching in a notebook all day long. Whether it’s different ways to make a hat or something else. I’m so passionate about this and putting it into action; this is definitely one of the coolest days of my career thus far.

Thomas Rhett Gushes Over the ‘Sweetest Thing’ Daughter Willa Gray Does When He’s on the Radio

Thomas Rhett isn’t like a regular dad — he’s a cool dad.

The 27-year-old country star and wife Lauren welcomed two baby girls amid a banner year for his career. Rhett’s been busy on his headlining Home Team tour since March and just last week became the first country act this year to top the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

“I was really surprised,” Rhett tells ET. “I think as an artist, anytime you put a record out, you’re just like, ‘I hope people like it.’ And so when you see your record go No. 1 and stay there for an entire week, that was just a huge feat for me and the team. I’m just so happy for the writers and the people that played on the record because we put a lot of hard work into this record.”

When it comes to picking favorites, Rhett says that wife Lauren is a fan of “Sweetheart,” while 1-year-old Willa Gray gravitates towards the EDM-flavored “Leave Right Now.”

Rhett also couldn’t help but gush over the adorable thing that Willa Gray does when she hears dad’s singles on the radio.

“Whenever she hears ‘Craving You’ or ‘Unforgettable,’ she says ‘Daddy! Daddy!’ It’s the sweetest thing in the world,” Rhett beamed.

ET caught up with Rhett at his fashion pop-up shop in Los Angeles, featuring collaborations with Daniel Patrick, MadeWorn, New Era caps and his personal stylist, Kemal Harris. While he hasn’t yet ventured into baby and toddler fashion — “We should have made a onesie!” he laughed — he did open up about how much fun he’s had teaching his eldest daughter about fashion and how he’s balancing parenthood with a demanding career.

Inside Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins’ Sweet – with ‘Not Too Much Pink’ – Rooms for Daughters Ada and Willa

When country star Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins‘ younger daughter Ada James arrived home from the hospital in August, there was a sweet and sentimental new space ready and waiting for her.

The happy new parents worked hand-in-hand with April Tomlin Interiors to design a “dreamy” nursery for their newborn – and recently gave PEOPLE an exclusive inside look.

“It’s a sweet nursery. Not too much pink – I’m not a pink girl,” Lauren tells PEOPLE, noting that both the carpet and bed in the now-6-week-old’s room include the color blue.

As for 22-month-old daughter Willa Gray‘s room, “[It’s] the same way – I was adamant about not having a giant pink room for my girls,” she adds. “But we love it. She seems to enjoy it so far, so I think it’s working.”

The nursery – photographed by Julie Paisley – includes plenty of special touches, including a framed copy of the photo Lauren and Thomas Rhett used to share their pregnancy news with their families.

In the image, the spouses’ older daughter had a little sign taped to her outfit that read “Big Sister.” Explains Thomas Rhett, 27, “I don’t think Willa Gray knew what was happening!”

“We had limited resources on how we were going to tell our family,” shares Lauren, “so we had this picture framed for everybody and that’s how we told everybody that she was coming into the world. That’s probably the sweetest thing in here, especially to us, because that was such a fun memory – trying to get that picture and then getting to tell everybody.”

Both Ada and Willa’s rooms are packed with reading material (“We’ve got every single Dr. Seuss book on the planet,” jokes Thomas Rhett), while the former also has a closet stocked with newborn-sized dresses, saved over the years by Lauren’s grandmother.

Willa – whom the couple adopted from Uganda in May – also has African animals and beads featured in her room’s artwork. Says Lauren, “Africa, obviously, is a huge part of our lives and my heart and mission, so I think that’s probably heavier in her room.”

The pair can’t keep Willa Gray out of her sister’s room, though – specifically, the infant’s crib.

“She wants to get in the crib all day long,” says Lauren. “She wants to lay down and take naps with Ada, which she’s not really allowed to do. But she tries. She loves getting in the crib.”

Source: people.com

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Thomas Rhett Is Excited to Celebrate Christmas with Kids: Last Year ‘Was Literally Me, My Wife and 2 Dogs’

Thomas Rhett Is Excited to Celebrate Christmas with Kids: Last Year ‘Was Literally Me, My Wife and 2 Dogs’

Thomas Rhett has belted out a lot of songs in his career, but his newest single “Life Changes” is probably the most apropos.

On Aug. 12, he and his wife Lauren Akins welcomed daughter Ada James. Just a few months prior, the couple adopted their daughter, Willa Gray, now 22 months old.

How’s that for life changes?

“Last Christmas it was literally me and my wife and two dogs, and this Christmas is going to be my wife, two dogs and two kids,” he told PEOPLE at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas on Saturday. “I would say that’s the most massive change on the planet.”

“It’s hard,” he said of juggling new fatherhood (times two!) and touring,” but Lauren has been so amazing.”

In fact, his wife flew to Los Angeles on Friday with the children to surprise him during his show at The Greek, which he says “is not an easy flight with two kids under 2.”

Like we said, life changes.

“I meet people in meet and greet and people will say, ‘I know that that story is your story, but I replace things that happen in my life and sing the chorus and it makes sense for all of us,’” Rhett said. “That’s one the things I thrive on as a songwriter is trying to make it as personal as I can and have it relate to as many people as humanly possible.”

Source: people.com

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