Russell Dickerson ‘Respects’ Thomas Rhett’s Approach to Touring

Photo Credit: Russell Dickerson’s Instagram

Soundslikenashville.com — Russell Dickerson and Thomas Rhett have the kind of bromance that any guy would be jealous of, both on and off the stage.

The two spent a lot of time together last year as they bonded on the road for Rhett’s Home Team Tour. Whenever the pair get together to hang out in Nashville with their wives, it seems like they know how to live it up and make memorable moments with their friend group. But Dickerson also looks up to Rhett in terms of his work ethic, and leans on him for future advice on how to conduct a tour in the right manner.

“I really respect Thomas in a way that he has put a lot of resources into his live show. Like his production, his lighting, his band director, his musical director that he hired, like, he puts it all on the line for his concerts. And so, just to watch and see what little nuances they change here and there, I love watching his show,” Dickerson explained to Sounds Like Nashville during an interview.

Photo Credit: Russell Dickerson’s Instagram

Rhett even goes so far to suggest certain companies or businesses to pair with when Dickerson gets to be out there on his own traveling for shows. The recommendations definitely guide the “Yours” singer on the right path, noting how well his pal does in his live performances.

“We talk about it a lot, like what he would do again, what he wouldn’t do again, and just learning from him as he’s spending all of his money to do all that,” the singer joked. “No, I’m just kidding. But, yeah, just to learn from what he loves about this certain company maybe, or like, ‘Don’t use this company because they suck and this or that.’ I’m like, ‘Alright perfect.’ Like that saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars you know. And so, it’s just cool to have that kind of sounding board back and forth.”

Dickerson will hit the road with Rhett for a few shows on the Life Changes Tour during the spring of 2018. More information can be found on Dickerson’s website.

Thomas Rhett coming to Rock the South 2018

Thomas Rhett coming to Rock the South 2018

Cullmantimes.com — Rock the South kicked off its artist announcements today with Thomas Rhett set to perform when the country music festival returns June 1st-2nd to Heritage Park, organizers said.

Rhett scored his first No. 1 hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This,” introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of county music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut, and the anything-goes attitude of rock. Since then, he;s Rhett has scored eight chart-topping singles and landed as a headliner of massive arenas.

Much of his new album “Life Changes” was written on the road while Rhett toured the U.S. for his platinum-selling second record, Tangled Up. Released in 2015, Tangled Up marked a turning point in his career, spawning four No. 1 singles and one Grammy-nominated smash: “Die a Happy Man.” A tender, personal song written about his wife, “Die a Happy Man” topped the charts for six weeks, earning awards from the CMA, ACM and Billboard Music Awards along the way.

“Super Fan” tickets went on sale Jan. 31st at rockthesouth.com.

Thomas Reacts to GRAMMY Nomination for “Best Country Album”

Big congratulations to Thomas for the GRAMMY nomination for Life Changes for “Best Country Album.” I adore this album and it wholeheartedly deserves the recognition.

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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Photos: Thomas Performs Thanksgiving Chargers vs Cowboys Halftime Show

Photos: Thomas Performs Thanksgiving Chargers vs Cowboys Halftime Show

Thomas took the stage during the halftime show of the annual Thanksgiving game with the Cowboys taking on the Chargers in Dallas, Texas on November 23rd. The performance kicked 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.

You can view high quality photos and screen captures of Thomas’s performance in the gallery now.


Photos: 2017 IHeartRadio Festival – Screen Captures

I’ve added HD captures of Thomas from one of his performances from the 2017 IHeartRadio Festival which took place this past September in Las Vegas, NV but recently aired on The CW this past weekend.

Video: Thomas Rhett Talks Growing Up, Kids and Puppies!

Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me” Ranks As Country Radio’s Most Added Song

Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me” Ranks As Country Radio’s Most Added Song

The new Thomas Rhett single predictably received a warm welcome from country radio.

Picked up by 55 Mediabase-monitored stations in conjunction with this week’s impact, Rhett’s “Marry Me” ranks as country radio’s most added song.

“Marry Me” is the follow-up to Rhett’s #1 country radio hit “Unforgettable.”

Source: headlineplanet.com

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.

Why Thomas Rhett’s new single “Marry Me” is the polar opposite of his smash “Die a Happy Man”

Thomas Rhett says his new single, “Marry Me,” represents a kind of worst-case scenario for him.

“It’s my big ‘what if’ song,” he says of the third single from Life Changes . “I wrote it from the perspective of if I had never told my wife how I felt about her all those years ago. I probably would have been sitting at her wedding watching her marry someone else.”

“Thankfully I DID tell her how I felt — it makes for a great song concept that so many people can relate to.”

Most country fans know how TR and wife Lauren ’s love story worked out. Just this October, they celebrated their fifth anniversary, during a year that saw them adopt their daughter Willa from a Ugandan orphanage and welcome their first biological child, Ada .

Thomas Rhett also wrote his smash “Die a Happy Man” based on his real-life relationship with Lauren.

Source: wincountry.com

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